Notes. Co-authors who were graduate students when the research was conducted are underlined. Prior to 2008, Dr. Stinson published as “D.B. Anthony.”

2022 and in press

Cameron, J.J. & Stinson, D.A. (in press). Ethical gender/sex measurement in Canadian research. Canadian Psychology/Psychology canadienne. [Download]

Hoplock, L.B. & Stinson, D.A. (2022). Rules of engagement: A content analysis of accepted and rejected marriage proposals. Journal of Family Psychology. [Download]

Stinson, D.A., Cameron, J.J., & Hoplock, L.B. (2022). The friends-to-lovers pathway to romance: Prevalent, preferred, and overlooked by science. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 13, 562-571. [Open Access Download]

Stinson, D.A., Hoplock, L.B., & Huang, E.T. (2022). The tell-tale heart: Self-esteem, arousal, and relationship initiation. Self and Identity, 21 , 775-791. [Download]

Sturgess, C.M.B. & Stinson, D.A. (2022). Fat embodiment for resistance and healing from weight stigma. Body Image, 41, 52-57. [Download]


Fisher, A.N., Stinson, D.A., Wood, J.V., Holmes, J.G., & Cameron, J.J. (2021). Singlehood and attunement of self-esteem to friendships. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 12, 1326-1334. [Download]

Stinson, D.A., Desgrosseilliers, E., & Cameron, J.J. (2021) Homeostasis, Interrupted: Living with and Recovering from a Stigmatized Identity, Psychological Inquiry, 32, 253-259, [Download]


Fisher, A.N., Boc, M., Stinson, D.A., Kalajdzic, A., Huber, E., & Robertson, M. (2020). Client experiences in Recovery Addiction Support Services. Report prepared for Island Health. [Download]

Fisher, A.N. & Stinson, D.A. (2020). Ambivalent attraction: Beauty determines whether men romantically desire or dismiss high-status women. Personality and Individual Differences, 154. [Download]

Stinson, D. A. & Cameron, J. J. (2020). Teaching and Learning Guide for: Guidelines for respecting gender diversity in psychological research. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 14, e12535.  [Download]

Stinson, D.A. & Fisher, A.N. (2020). Self-esteem and health. In K. Sweeney and M.L. Robbins (Eds.), Wiley Encyclopedia of Health Psychology (615-621). New York: John Wiley & Sons Inc.  [Download]


Cameron, J. J. & Stinson, D. A. (2019). Gender (mis)measurement: Guidelines for respecting gender diversity in psychological research. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 13, e12506.  [Download]

Fisher, A.N., Stinson, D.A., & Kalajdzic, A. (2019). Unpacking backlash: Individual and contextual moderators of bias against female professors. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 41, 305-325.  [Download]

Hoplock, L.B., Stinson, D.A., & Joordens, C.T. (2019). “Is she really going out with him?”: Attractiveness exchange and commitment scripts for romantic relationships. Personality and Individual Differences, 139, 181-190.  [Download]

Hoplock, L.B., Stinson, D.A., Marigold, D.C., & Fisher, A.N. (2019). Self-Esteem, epistemic needs, and responses to social feedback. Self and Identity, 18, 467-493. [Download]


Cameron, J.J. & Stinson D.A. (2017). Sociometer theory. In V. Zeigler-Hill and T.K. Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences. New York, NY: Springer. DOI: 1007/978-3-319-28099-8_1187-1 [Download]

Stinson, D.A. & Swann, W.B. Jr. (2017). Leveraging self psychology to strengthen positive psychology: Conceptual analysis of three paths to well-being. In F. Guay, H. Marsh, D.M. McInerney, and R.G. Craven (Eds.), International Advances in Self Research, 6th Edition: Driving Positive Psychology and Well-Being. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing.   [Download]

Fisher, A.N., Stinson D.A., & Cameron, J.J. (2017). Self-esteem reflects assessments of valuation. In T.K. Shackelford and V.A. Weekes-Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. New York, NY: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-16999-6_1444-1  [Download]

Cheung, I., Campbell, L., LeBel, E… Hoplock, L.B... Stinson, D.A… et al. (2016). Registered Replication Report: Study 1 from Finkel, Rusbult, Kumashiro, & Hannon (2002). Perspectives on Psychological Science, 11, 750-764.  [Download]

Cameron, J.J., Stinson, D.A., Hoplock, L.B., Hole, L., & Schellenberg, J. (2016). The robust self-esteem proxy: Impressions of self-esteem inform judgments of personality and social value. Self and Identity, 15, 561-578.  [Download]

Stinson D.A. (2016). Stinson, Danu Anthony [biographical entry]. In V. Zeigler-Hill and T.K. Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences. New York, NY: Springer, Cham.

Stinson, D.A., Holmes, J.G., & He, T.H. (2016). Rejection in romantic relationships. In K.D. Williams & S.A. Nida (Eds.) Ostracism, exclusion, and rejection (pp. 164-176)New York, NY: Psychology Press. [Download]


Logel, C., Stinson, D.A., & Brochu, P.M. (2015). Weight loss is not the answer: A well-being solution to the “obesity problem.” Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 9, 678-695.  Download

Stinson, D.A., Cameron, J.J., Hoplock, L.B., & Hole, C. (2015). Warming up and cooling down: Self-esteem and behavioral responses to social threat during relationship initiation. Self and Identity, 14, 189-213.  [Download]

Stinson, D.A., Cameron, J.J., & Huang, E.T. (2015). Your sociometer is telling you something: How the self-esteem system functions to resolve important interpersonal dilemmas. In V. Zeigler-Hill, L. Welling, & T. Shackelford (Eds.) Evolutionary Perspectives on Social Psychology (pp. 137-147). New York: Springer Publishing.  [Download]

Stinson, D.A., Cameron, J.J., & Robinson, K.J. (2015). The good, the bad, and the risky: Self-esteem, rewards and costs, and interpersonal risk-regulation during relationship initiation. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 32, 1109-1136.  [Download]

Logel, C., Stinson, D. A., Gunn, G. R., Wood, J. V., Holmes, J. G. and Cameron, J. J. (2014). A little acceptance is good for your health: Interpersonal messages and weight change over time. Personal Relationships, 21, 583-598.  [Download]

  • Winner of the 2016 Best Paper Prize, awarded by the International Association for Relationship Research.

Cameron, J. J., Stinson, D. A., & Wood, J. V. (2013) The bold and the bashful: Self-esteem, gender, and relationship initiation. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 4, 685-691.  [Download]


Gaucher, D., Wood, J.V., Stinson, D.A., Forest, A.L., Holmes, J.G., & Logel, C. (2012). Perceived regard explains self-esteem differences in expressivity. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 38, 1144 – 1156.  [Download]

 Stinson, D.A., Gaucher, D., Wood, J. V., Reddoch, L.B., Holmes, J.G., & Little, D.C.G. (2012). Sex, ‘‘lies,’’ and videotape: Self-esteem and successful presentation of gender roles. Social Psychology and Personality Science, 3, 503-509.  [Download]

Stinson, A., Logel, C., Shepherd, S., & Zanna, M.P. (2011) Rewriting the self-fulfilling prophecy of social rejection: Self-affirmation improves relational security and social behavior up to 2 months later. Psychological Science, 22, 1145-1149.  [Download]

Stinson, D.A., Logel, C., Holmes, J.G., Wood, J.V., Forest, A., Gaucher, D., Fitzsimons, G., & Kath, J. (2010). The regulatory function of self-esteem: Testing the acceptance and epistemic signaling systems. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 99, 993 – 1013.  [Download]

Cameron, J. J., Stinson, D.A., Gaetz, R., & Balchen, S. (2010). Acceptance is in the eye of the beholder: Self-esteem and motivated perceptions of acceptance from the opposite sex. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 99, 513-529. [Download]

Stinson, D.A. & Holmes, J.G. (2010). Sociometer Theory. In J.M. Levine and M.A. Hogg (Eds.), Encyclopaedia of Group Processes and Intergroup Relations. New York: Sage Publications Inc.  [Download]


Stinson, D.A., Cameron, J.J., Wood, J.V., Gaucher, G. & Holmes, J.G. (2009) Deconstructing the “reign of error:” Interpersonal warmth explains the self-fulfilling prophecy of anticipated acceptance. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 35, 1165-1168.  [Download]

Murray, S.L., Aloni, M., Holmes, J.G., Derrick, J.L., Stinson, D.A., & Leder, S. (2009) Fostering partner dependence as commitment insurance: The implicit contingencies of the exchange principle in close relationships. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 96, 324- 348.  [Download]

Stinson, D.A., Wood, J.V., & Doxey, J.R (2008). In search of clarity: Self-esteem and domains of confidence and confusion. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 34, 1541-1555.  [Download]

Stinson, D.A., Logel, C., Zanna, M.P., Holmes, J.G., Cameron, J.J., Wood, J.V., & Spencer, S.J. (2008). The cost of lower self-esteem: Testing a self-and-social-bonds model of health. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 94, 412-428.  [Download]

Anthony, D.B., Holmes, J.G., & Wood, J.V. (2007). Social acceptance and self-esteem: Tuning the sociometer to interpersonal value. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 92, 1024-1039.  [Download]

Anthony, D.B., Wood, J.V., & Holmes, J.G. (2007). Testing sociometer theory: Self-esteem and the importance of acceptance for social decision-making. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 43, 425 – 432.  [Download]

Holmes, J.G. & Anthony, D.B. (2006). Affect and the regulation of interdependence in personal relationships. In J.P Forgas (Ed.), Affect in social thinking and behavior (pp. 327-343). New York: Psychology Press.  [Download]

Wood, J.V., Anthony, D.B., & Foddis, W.F. (2006). Should people with low self-esteem strive for high self-esteem? In Kernis, M.H. (Ed.), Self-Esteem issues and answers: A source book of current perspectives (pp. 288-296). New York: Psychology Press.  [Download]