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Ph.D. Carnegie Mellon University, 2005

Professor Graham specializes in social cognitive approaches to understanding how people think about themselves and about their relationships with close others. He offers classes on, among other topics, social psychology, self and identity, and social cognition.

Recent Courses

Psychology of Religion
Social Cognition
Social Psychology
Self and Identity

Selected Publications

Graham, S. M., Huang, J. Y., Clark, M. S., & Helgeson, V. S. (2008). The positives of negative emotions: Willingness to express negative emotions promotes relationships. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 34, 394-406.

Graham, S. M., & Clark, M. S. (2007). Segregating positive and negative thoughts about partners: Implications for context-dependence and stability of partner views. Current Research in Social Psychology, 12, 124-133.

Graham, S. M. (2006). Understanding the applicability of social psychology to everyday life: The benefits of a semiweekly journal assignment. Teaching of Psychology, 33, 54-55.

Graham, S. M., & Clark, M. S. (2006). Self-esteem and organization of valenced information about others: The “Jekyll & Hyde”-ing of relationship partners. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 90, 652-665.

Graham, S. M. (2007). Facial expression of emotion. Sage Encyclopedia of Social Psychology.

Graham, S. M. (2007). Negative-state relief model. Sage Encyclopedia of Social Psychology.

Graham, S. M., Scheier, M. F., & Carver, C. S. (2007). Instructor’s manual for Carver & Scheier, Perspectives on Personality, 6th Edition. New York: Allyn & Bacon.