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David A. Lishner, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Office: Polk 42
Phone: (920) 424-2301
Emaillishnerd@uwosh.edu

Dr. David A. Lishner is interested in a number of topics concerning emotion and empathy-related processes.

Current Research

  • Examining processes involved in emotional contagion using both self-report and psychophysiological measures
  • Developing empirically-derived self-report scales for measuring emotional experience
  • Investigating the emotional and motivational aspects of human altruism.
  • In addition to these research topics, he is also interested in evolutionary psychology, aggression, and emotional psychopathology.

David A. Lishner is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology. He received his Ph.D. in Social Psychology at the University of Kansas in 2003. He joined the faculty at UWO in 2005 after completing postdoctoral training in developmental psychopathology at Vanderbilt University. His research interests are in empathy-related processes, altruism, prosocial motivation, psychopathy, and aggression. Courses he teaches regularly include Research Methods and Advanced Research Methods at the graduate level, and Elementary Psychological Statistics, Research in Psychology, and History of Psychology at the undergraduate level.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications

  • Hong, P. Y., Lishner, D. A., & Han, K. K.** (2014). Mindfulness and eating: An randomized trial examining the role of mindful raisin-eating and enjoyment of typically disliked foods. Mindfulness, 5(1), 80-87.
  • Vitacco, M. J., Erikson, S. K., & Lishner, D. A. (2013). Holding psychopaths morally and criminally culpable. Emotion Review, 5, 423-425.
  • Hong, P. Y., Lishner, D. A., Gum, A. M., & Huss, E. A.** (2012). How will I judge you for spending money on treatment? The effect of perceived treatment seeking behavior on negative evaluation of those with depression. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology,31, 878-901.
  • Lishner, D. A., Vitacco, M. J., Hong, P. Y., Mosely, J.**, Miska, K., & Stocks, E. L. (2012). Evaluating the relation between psychopathy and affective empathy: Two preliminary studies. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 56, 1161-1181.
  • Vitacco, M. J., Gonsalves, V., Tomony, J., Smith, B. E. R., & Lishner, D. A. (2012). Can standardized measures of risk predict inpatient violence?: Combining static and dynamic variables to improve accuracy. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 39, 589-606.
  • Hong, P. Y., Ilardi, S. S., & Lishner, D. A. (2011). The aftermath of trauma: The impact of perceived and anticipated invalidation of childhood sexual abuse on borderline symptomatology. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 3, 360-368.
  • Hong, P. Y., Lishner, D. A., Han, K. H.,** Huss, E. A.** (2011). The positive impact of mindful eating on expectations of food liking. Mindfulness, 2, 103-113.
  • Lishner, D. A., & Batson, C. D., Huss, E. A.** (2011). Tenderness and sympathy: Distinct other-oriented emotions elicited by different forms of need. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 37, 614-625.
  • Lishner, D. A., Swim, E. R.**, Hong, P. Y., & Vitacco, M. J. (2011). Psychopathy and ability emotional intelligence: Widespread or limited association among facets? Personality and Individual Differences, 50, 129-133.
  • Stocks, E. L., Lishner, D. A., Waits, B. L., & Downum, E. M. (2011). I’m embarrassed for you: The effect of valuing and perspective taking on empathic embarrassment and empathic concern. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 41, 1-26.
  • Oceja, L.V., Stocks, E. L., & Lishner, D. A. (2010). Congruence between the target in need and the recipient of aid: The one-among-others effect. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 40, 2814-2828.
  • Stocks, E. L., Lishner, D. A., & Decker, S. K. (2009). Altruism or psychological escape: Why does empathy promote prosocial behavior?.  European Journal of Social Psychology, 39, 649-655.
  • Lishner, D. A., Cooter, A. B., & Zald, D. H. (2008). Addressing measurement limitations in affective rating scales: Development of an empirical valence scale. Cognition and Emotion, 22, 180-192.
  • Lishner, D. A., Cooter, A. B., & Zald, D. H. (2008). Rapid emotional contagion under strong test conditions. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 32, 225-239.
  • Lishner, D. A., Nguyen, S., Stocks, E. L., & Zillmer, E. J.** (2008). Are sexual and emotional infidelity equally upsetting?: Making sense of forced-choice responses. Evolutionary Psychology, 6, 667-675.
  • Lishner, D. A., Oceja, L. V., Stocks, E. L., & Zaspel, K.** (2008). The effect of infant-like characteristics on empathic concern for adults in need. Motivation and Emotion, 32, 270-277.
  • Batson, C. D., Kennedy, C. L.,  Nord, L., Stocks, E. L., Fleming, D. A., Marzette, C. M., Lishner, D. A., Hayes, R. E., Kolchinsky, L .M., & Zerger T. (2007). Anger at Unfairness: Is it moral outrage? European Journal of Social Psychology, 37, 1272-1285.
  • Batson, C. D., Lishner, D. A., Cook, J., & Sawyer, S. (2005). Similarity and nurturance: Two possible sources of empathy for strangers. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 27, 15-25.
  • Batson, C. D., Lishner, D. A., Carpenter, A., Dulin, L., Harjusola-Webb, S., Stocks, E. R., Gale, S., Hassan, O., & Sampat, B. (2003). “. . . As you would have them do unto you”: Does imagining yourself in the other’s place stimulate moral motivation? Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 29, 1190-1201.

Chapters/Entries in Edited Volumes

  • Stocks, E. L., & Lishner, D. A. (In press). Altruism. To appear in R.E. Riggio (Ed.), Encyclopedia of mental health (2nd). Oxford, UK: Elsevier.
  • Batson, C. D., Lishner, D. A., & Stocks, E. L. (In press). The empathy-altruism hypothesis. To appear in D. A. Schroeder, & W. Graziano, The oxford handbook of prosocial behavior. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Stocks, E. L., & Lishner, D. A. (2012). Empathy. In V. S. Ramachandran (Ed.), Encyclopedia of human behavior, 2nd Ed, (pp. 32-37). Oxford, UK: Elsevier.
  • Vitacco, M. J., Lishner, D. A., & Neumann, C. S. (2012). Assessment. In H. Hakkannen-Nyholm, & J. Nyholm (Eds.), Psychopathy and law: A practioner’s guide, (pp. 17-38). West Sussex, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
  • Batson, C. D., Ahmad, N., Lishner, D. A. (2010). Empathy and altruism. In C. R. Snyder, and S. J. Lopez (Eds.), Handbook of positive psychology, 2nd Ed, (pp. 417-426). New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Lishner, D. A., & Stocks, E. L. (2010). Potential methodological pitfalls of Galilean and variance-accounted-for approaches to the study of human altruism. In F. Columbus (Ed.), Advances in psychology research (Vol. 66), (Chapter 9, pp. 1-18). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
  • Stocks, E. L., & Lishner, D. A. (2010). The empathy altruism hypothesis: A critical analysis of current alternative explanations. In F. Columbus (Ed.), Advances in psychology research (Vol. 68), (Chapter 12, pp. 1-28). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
  • Lishner, D. A., & Stocks, E. L. (2009). Altruism. In S. J. Lopez (Ed.), The encyclopedia of positive psychology (pp. 32-38). Boston, MA: Blackwell Publishing.
  • Stocks, E. L., & Lishner, D. A. (2009). Empathy. In S. J. Lopez (Ed.), The encyclopedia of positive psychology (pp. 320-326). Boston, MA: Blackwell Publishing
  • Lishner, D. A., & Stocks, E. L. (2008). Altruism. In W. A. Darity, Jr. (Ed.), International encyclopedia of the social sciences, 2nd Ed. (pp. 87-88). Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA.
  • Lishner, D. A., & Stocks, E. L. (2008). Scales. In W. A. Darity, Jr. (Ed.), International encyclopedia of the social sciences, 2nd Ed. (pp. 338-339). Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA.
  • Stocks, E. L., & Lishner, D. A. (2008). Altruism and prosocial behavior. In W. A. Darity, Jr. (Ed.), International encyclopedia of the social sciences, 2nd Ed. (pp. 88-89). Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA.
  • Stocks, E. L., & Lishner, D. A. (2008). Experiments. In W. A. Darity, Jr. (Ed.), International encyclopedia of the social sciences, 2nd Ed. (pp. 55-58). Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA.
  • Lishner, D. A., & Stocks, E. L. (2007). Empathy-altruism hypothesis. In R. F. Baumeister, & K. D. Vohs (Eds.), Encyclopedia of social psychology (Vol. 1, pp. 298-299). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Batson, C. D., Lishner, D. A., & Stocks, E. L. (2003). Human altruism. In Macmillan Encyclopedia of cognitive science, (Vol. 2, pp. 374-377). London: Macmillan.
  • Batson, C. D., Van Lange, P. A. M., Ahmad, N., & Lishner, D. A. (2003). Altruism and helping behavior. In M. A. Hogg & J. Cooper (Eds.), Sage handbook of social psychology (pp. 279-295). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Press.
  • Batson, C. D., Ahmad, N., Lishner, D. A., & Tsang, J. (2002). Empathy and altruism. In C. R.  Snyder & S. J. Lopez (Eds.), Handbook of positive psychology (pp. 465-498). New York: Oxford University Press.

Conference Presentations

  • Glaman. R.**, Lishner, D. A., & Fahrner, A.** (2014). Uncovering the relations among religiosity, empathic concern, and helping.  Poster accepted for presentation at the 15th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Austin, TX, February.
  • Groves, C. L.**, Lishner, D. A., Burmeister, M.**, Petrouske, A.**, Haley, S.**, & Olson, N.** (2014) The moderating influence of character role and provocation on the video game violence and aggression effect. Poster accepted for presentation at the 15th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Austin, TX, February.
  • Plante, C., Groves, C. L.**, & Lishner, D. A. (2014). “Is this the real life?: Contextual realism and fantasy engagement moderate post-videogame aggression. Poster accepted for presentation at the 15th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Austin, TX, February.
  • Frankowski, S. D.**, Herlache, A. D.**, & Lishner, D. A. (2013). State empathic concern mediates the relation between Factor 1 psychopathy and helping. Poster presentation at the 14th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, LA, January.
  • Miron, A. M., Branscombe, N. R., Lishner, D. A., Otravec, T.**, & Frankowski, S.** (2012). Perspective taking shifts confirmatory injustice standards and promotes willingness to help. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science. Chicago, IL, May.
  • Groves, C. L.**, Lishner, D. A., & Arbogast, A. R.** (2012). Violent game contextual realism moderates the causal effect of playing violent video games on behavioral aggression. Poster presentation at the 13th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA, January.
  • Vitacco, M. J., Lishner, D. A., & Hong, P. Y. (2012). Evaluating the relationship between psychopathy and affective empathy. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society. San Juan, Puerto Rico, March.
    • A modified version of this poster also was presented as follows:
      • Lishner, D. A., Hong, P. Y., Han, K. H., Vitacco, M., J., & Stocks,E. L. (2011). Is impairment in affective empathy a core feature of psychopathy?. Poster accepted for presentation at 12th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, Texas, January.
  • Han, K. H.**, Hong, P. Y., Lishner, D. A., & Huss, E. A.** (2011). The positive impact of mindful eating on expectations of food liking. Poster presentation at the Second World Congress on Positive Psychology. Philadelphia, PA.
  • Huss, E.**, Han, K. H.**, Hong, P. Y., Gum, A. M., Lishner, D. A. (2010). How will I judge you for spending money on treatment? The application of a covert decision-making task to evaluate stigma reactions to seeking mental health care. Poster accepted for presentation at the annual convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Francisco, CA, November.
  • Stocks, E. L., & Lishner, D. A. (2010). I’m embarrassed for you: Differential effects of perspective taking on vicarious embarrassment and empathic concern. Poster presented at 11th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Tampa, Florida, January.
  • Hong, P. Y., Lishner, D. A., Miller, K. B., Przygoda, J., & Cooney, E., (2008). Mindfulness and political, social, and religious attitudes: The relationship between nonjudgmental acceptance and values. Poster presentation at the annual convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Orlando, FL, November.
  • Hong, P. Y., Ilardi, S. S., & Lishner, D. A. (2003). Dialectical behavior therapy and borderline personality disorder:  A component analysis of DBT skills group. Poster presented at the 37th annual convention of the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy, Boston, MA, November.

 

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