David A. Lishner, Ph.D.
Office: Clow Faculty 13
Phone: (920) 424-2301
Dr. David A. Lishner is interested in a number of topics concerning emotion and empathy-related processes.
- 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.
Dr. Lishner received his BS degrees in psychology and mathematics from Washington State University in 1998. He was trained as a social psychologist at the University of Kansas where he received an M.A in Psychology in 2000 and a Ph.D. in psychology in 2003. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Vanderbilt University from 2003-2005. Dr. Lishner became a faculty member in the Department of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh in 2005.
Dr. Lishner currently teaches Elementary Psychological Statistics (PSYCH 203) and Social Psychology (PSYCH 305).
- Hong, P. Y., Lishner, D. A., & Han, K. K. (In press). Mindfulness and eating: An experiment examining the effect of mindful raisin eating on the enjoyment of sampled food. Mindfulness.
- 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.
Recent conference presentations
- 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.
- 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.