My research interests focus on two distinct domains:
(1) My work involving group processes focuses on creativity and information exclusion in groups. In particular, I am interested in how mood and beliefs about groups influence creative performance. Moreover, my research investigates how ostracism and being “out of the loop” influence individual responses (e.g., feelings of belonging), group dynamics (e.g., trust and liking of group members), and organizationally-relevant outcomes (e.g., job satisfaction). I am also interested in developing interventions and studying other factors that reduce ostracism and its negative effects.
(2) In the realm of psychology and law, my research examines how mock jurors respond to inconsistent statements present in a witness’s testimony or in confession evidence. I am also interested in understanding the challenges that the wrongfully-convicted face once they leave prison (e.g., securing employment).
- Douglass, A. B., & Jones, E. E. (2013). Confidence inflation in eyewitnesses: Seeing is not believing. Legal and Criminological Psychology, 18, 152-167.
- Jones, E. E., Carter-Sowell, A. R., & Kelly, J. R. (2011). Participation matters: Psychological and behavioral consequences of information exclusion in groups. Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice, 15, 311-325.
- Jones, E. E., Carter-Sowell, A. R., Kelly, J. R., & Williams, K. D. (2009). "I’m out of the loop": Ostracism through information exclusion. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 12, 157-174.
- Jones, E. E., & Kelly, J. R. (2013). The psychological costs of knowledge specialization in groups: Unique expertise leaves you out of the loop. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 121, 174-182.
- Jones, E. E., & Kelly, J. R. (2010). “Why am I out of the loop?”: Attributions influence responses to information exclusion. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 36, 1186-1201.
- Jones, E. E., & Kelly, J. R. (2009). No pain, no gains: Negative mood leads to process gains in idea generation groups. Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice, 13, 75-88.
- Jones, E. E., & Kelly, J. R. (2007). Contributions to a group discussion and perceptions of leadership: Does quantity always count more than quality? Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice, 11, 15-30.
- Jones, E. E., & Lambertus, J. D. (2014). Expecting less from groups: A new perspective on shortcomings in idea generation groups. Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice, 18, 237-250.
- Jones, E. E., Palmer, P. G., Jr., & Bandy, A. D. (2015). The effect of inconsistency on evaluations of a second eyewitness: It depends on who testifies first. Psychiatry, Psychology, and Law, 22, 814-829.
- Jones, E. E., Williams, K. D., & Brewer, N. (2008). "I had a confidence epiphany!": Obstacles to combating post-identification confidence inflation. Law and Human Behavior, 32, 164-176.
- McCarty, M. K., Iannone, N. E., Jones, E. E., & Kelly, J. R. (in press). When inclusion hurts: The role of valence in moderating the effects of being in the loop. The Journal of Social Psychology.
- Ramsey, A. T., & Jones, E. E. (2015). Minding the interpersonal gap: Mindfulness-based interventions in the prevention of ostracism. Consciousness and Cognition, 31, 24-34.
- Jones, E. E., & Kelly, J. R. (2013). When a group just isn’t in the mood: Two approaches for leveraging affect to increase group performance. In C. Mohiyeddini, M. Eysenck, & S. Bauer (Eds.), Handbook of Psychology of Emotions: Recent Theoretical Perspectives and Novel Empirical Findings (pp. 111-125). New York: Nova.
- Groups and Teams
- Introduction to Psychology
- Organizational Psychology
- Personality Psychology
- Psychology And Law
- Research Methods and Statistics
- Social Psychology
- The Art and Science of Legal Practice
Eric E. Jones
Department of Psychology
Grand Valley State University
1 Campus Drive
Allendale, Michigan 49401