Research

Research Interests

My primary research interests are on social/relational aggression and victimization with an emphasis on biopsychosocial reactivity to rejection and ostracism. I work actively with undergraduate students in my research.

Sample Published Work (2010-present)

  •  Zwolinski, J. (2014). Does inclusion after ostracism influence the persistence of affective distress? Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice, 18, 4, 282-301.
  • Keith, K., & Zwolinski, J. (2014). Won’t you be my neighbor? Making yourself an excellent faculty candidate. (pp. 198-204). In J. Busler, B. C. Beins, and W. Buskist (Eds.), Preparing the New Psychology Professoriate: Helping Graduate Students Become Competent Teachers, 2nd edition. Retrieved from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology web site: http://teachpsych.org/ebooks/
  • Leiro, J., & Zwolinski, J. (2014). How are prosocial responses to ostracism related to thwarted psychological needs? Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research19, 76-84.
  • Zwolinski, J. (2013). Careers in Psychology. Online publication to supplement Zwolinski, J. (2013). Appendix: Careers in Psychology at http://bcs.worthpublishers.com/myers10e and the textbook’s PsychPortal system.
  • Zwolinski, J. (2013). Aggression, In K. Keith (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Cross-cultural psychology. (pp. 34-37). Wiley/Blackwell Publishers.
  • Zwolinski, J. (2012). Psychological and neuroendocrine reactivity to ostracism, Aggressive Behavior, 38, 108-125.
  • Christian, A. S., Swetin, J. Y., Sexton, K. M., & Zwolinski, J. (2011). The prevalence of depression, anxiety and stress in college students. Journal of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, 11, 1-8.
  • Zwolinski, J. (2010). Happiness around the world. In K. Keith (Ed.), Cross-cultural psychology: A contemporary reader. Wiley/Blackwell Publishers.
  • Price, J., & Zwolinski, J. (2010). Vulnerability to psychopathology among youth, Revised. In R. Ingram & J. M. Price (Eds.), Handbook of vulnerability to psychopathology: Risk across the lifespan (2nd Ed.), pp. 18-38. New York: Guilford Press.

Sample Research Conference Presentations (2010-present)

  • Zwolinski, J. (2017, April). Does Experimental Social Support During Rejection Decrease Pain and Threats to Fundamental Needs? Presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association in Chicago, IL.
  • Zwolinski, J., & Filakousky, I. (2016, January). Experimental Social Support Benefits Mood for the Targets of Rejection but Not the Friends Who Provide the Support. Presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology in San Diego, California.
  • Zwolinski, J. (2015, May). Pain Reactivity and Persistence Following Ostracism. Presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association in Chicago, Illinois.
  • Zwolinski, J., Leiro, J., & Shea, J. (2013, April). Re-inclusion After Ostracism Decreases Short-term Affective Distress. Presented at the Western Psychological Association Conference in Reno, Nevada.
  • Leiro, J., & Zwolinski, J. (2013, April). Prosocial Responses to Ostracism are Unrelated to Thwarted Fundamental Needs. Poster presented at the Western Psychological Association Conference in Reno, Nevada. *This poster received a Phi Chi (national honor society in Psychology) Distinguished Research Award at WPA.
  • Zwolinski, J., Leiro, J., & Shea, J. (2012, April). How persistent is affective distress following ostracism? Presented at the Western Psychological Association Conference in San Francisco, California.
  • Zwolinski, J., O’Kane, S., Franco, E., & Shea, J. (2011, April). Social cognition differentiates peer and romantic partner relational aggression and victimization. Presented at the Western Psychological Association Conference in Los Angeles, California.
  • Zwolinski, J. (2010, May). Biopsychological reactivity to ostracism in targets of relational aggression. Presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association Conference in Chicago, Illinois.

 Supervised Student Presentations (2010-present)

  • Filakousky, I. (2015, April). By My Side: Level of Social Support Affects the Emotional Outcomes of Rejection. Presented at the USD Creative Collaborations Conference and the 2015 Psychological Sciences Department Research Colloquium series.
  • Jensen, S., & McCarthy, K. (2014, April). The Effect of Fear of Negative Evaluation on Pain Perception Following Ostracism. Presented at the USD Creative Collaborations Conference.
  • Leiro, J., & Zwolinski, J. (2013, April). Prosocial Responses To Ostracism Are Unrelated To Thwarted Fundamental Needs. Presented at the USD Creative Collaborations Conference and the 2013 Psychological Sciences Department Research Colloquium series.
  • Leiro, J., & Zwolinski, J. (2012, April). How persistent is affective distress following ostracism? Presented at the Poster presented at the USD Creative Collaborations Conference and at WPA 2012.
  • O’Kane, S., Franco, E., & Shea, J. (2011, May). Social cognition differentiates peer and romantic partner relational aggression and victimization. Presented at the USD Creative Collaborations Conference and at WPA 2011.
  • O’Kane, S., Franco, E., & Oakland, M. (2010, April). Overlap of virtual and face-to-face aggression and victimization. Presented at the USD Creative Collaborations Conference.