Below is a comprehensive list of my publications. Several of these are linked to full papers, if you’d like to request a paper that is not linked here, feel free to contact me at


* denotes undergrad or master’s student co-author
+ denotes post-doc author


Thoman, D.B., *Muragishi, G.A., & Smith, J.L. (2017) Research microcultures as socialization contexts for underrepresented science students. Psychological Science. Advanced Online Publication doi: 10.1177/0956797617694865


Thoman, D. B., Sansone, C., & Geerling, D. (2017). The dynamic nature of interest: Embedding interest within self-regulation. In The Science of Interest (pp. 27-47). Springer, Cham.


Hulleman, C. S., Thoman, D. B., Dicke, A. L., & Harackiewicz, J. M. (2017). The Promotion and Development of Interest: The Importance of Perceived Values. In The Science of Interest (pp. 189-208). Springer, Cham.


+Jackson, M.C., Galvez, G., *Landa, I., Buonora, P., & Thoman, D.B. (2016). Science that matters: The importance of a cultural connection in underrepresented students’ science pursuit. CBE Life Sciences Education.


Thoman, D.B. & Sansone, C. (2016). Gender bias triggers diverging science interests between women and men: The role of activity interest appraisals. Motivation and Emotion, 40, 464-477. doi: 10.1007/s11031-016-9550-1


Thoman, D.B., +Brown, E.R., Mason, A.Z., Harmsen, A.G., & Smith, J.L. (2015). The role of altruistic values in motivating underrepresented minority students for biomedicine. BioScience, 65, 183-188. doi: 10.1093/biosci/biu199


+Allen, J., *Muragishi, G.A., Smith, J.L., Thoman, D.B., & +Brown, E.R. (2015). To grab and to hold: Cultivating communal goals to overcome cultural and structural barriers in first generation college students’ science interest. Translational Issues in Psychological Science, 1, 331-341. doi: 10.1037/tps0000046


+Brown, E.R., Smith, J.L., Thoman, D.B., +Allen, J., & *Muragishi, G. (2015). From bench to bedside: A communal utility value intervention to enhance students’ science motivation. Journal of Educational Psychology, 107, 1116-1135. doi: 10.1037/edu00000033


+Brown, E.R., Thoman, D.B., Smith, J.L., & Diekman, A.B. (2015). Closing the communal goal gap: The importance of communal affordances in science career motivation. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 45, 662-673. doi: 10.1111/jasp.12327


Smith, J.L., +Brown, E.R., Thoman, D.B., & Deemer, E.D. (2015). Losing its expected communal value: How stereotype threat undermines women’s identity as research scientists. Social Psychology of Education, 18, 443-466. doi: 10.1007/s11218-015-9296-8


Thoman, D. B., +Brown, E. R., Mason, A. Z., Harmsen, A. G., & Smith, J. L. (2015). Seeing how science can help: A motivational factor in enhancing the participation of underrepresented minority students as biomedical researchers. BioScience, 65, 183-188.


Sansone, C., Thoman, D. B., & Fraughton, T. (2015). The relation between interest and self-regulation in mathematics and science. Interest in mathematics and science learning. Washington, DC: American Educational Research Association.


Smith, J.L., Deemer, E.D., Thoman, D.B., & Zazworsky*, L. (2014). Motivation under the microscope: Understanding undergraduate science students’ multiple motivations for research. Motivation and Emotion, 38, 496-512. doi: 10.1007/s11031-013-9388-8


Thoman, D.B., Arizaga*, J.A., Smith, J.L., Story*, T.S., & Soncuya*, G.A., (2014). The grass is greener in non-STEM: Examining the role of competing belonging in undergraduate women’s vulnerability to being pulled away from science. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 38, 246-258. doi: 10.1177/0361684313499899


Deemer, E.D., Thoman, D.B., Chase, J.P., & Smith, J.L. (2014). Feeling the threat: Stereotype threat as a contextual barrier to women’s science career choice intentions. Journal of Career Development, 41, 141-158.. doi: 10.1177/0894845313483003


Deemer, E.D., Smith. J.L., Thoman, D.B., & Chase, J.P. (2014). Precision in career motivation assessment: Testing the subjective science attitude change measures. Journal of Career Assessment, 22, 489-504. doi: 10.1177/1069072713498683


D.B., Smith, J.L., Brown, E.R., Chase, J.P., & Lee*, J.K. (2013). Beyond performance: The motivational experience model of stereotype threat. Educational Psychology Review, 25, 211- 243. doi: 10.1007/s10648-013-9219-1


Thoman, D.B., Sansone, C., Fraughton, T. & Pasupathi, M. (2012). How students socially evaluate interest: Peer responsiveness influences evaluation and maintenance of interest. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 37, 254-265. doi: 10.1016/j.cedpsych.2012.04.001


Sansone, C., Smith, J.L., Thoman, D.B., & MacNamara, A. (2012). Regulating interest when learning online: Potential motivation and performance trade-offs. The Internet and Higher Education, 15, 141-149. doi:10.1016/j.iheduc.2011.10.004


Amburgey, J.W. & Thoman, D. (2012). Dimensionality of the revised new ecological paradigm: Issues of factor structure and measurement. Environment and Behavior, 2, 238-259. doi:10.1177/0013916511402064


Thoman, D.B., Smith, J.L., & Silvia, P.J. (2011). The resource replenishment function of interest. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 2, 592-599. doi: 10.1177/1948550611402521 Sansone, C.,


Thoman, D.B., & Smith, J.L. (2010). Interest and Self-Regulation: Understanding individual variability in choices, efforts, and persistence over time. In R. Hoyle (Ed.) Handbook of Personality and Self-Regulation (pp. 192-217). Malden, MA: Blackwell.


Uchino, B.N., Thoman, D., & Byerly, S. (2010). Inference patterns in theoretical social psychology: Looking back as we move forward. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 4, 417-427. doi: 10.1111/j.1751-9004.2010.00272.x


Holt-Lunstad, J., Birmingham, W., Howard, A., & Thoman, D. (2009). Married with children: The influence of parental status and gender on ambulatory blood pressure. Annals of Behavioral Medicine 38, 170-179. doi:10.1007/s12160-009-9152-1


Thoman, D.B., White, P.H., Yamawaki, N., & Koishi, H. (2008). Variations of gender-math stereotype content affect women’s vulnerability to stereotype threat. Sex Roles, 58, 702-712. doi: 10.1007/s11199-008-9390-x Thoman, D.B., Sansone, C., &


Pasupathi, M. (2007). Talking about interest: Exploring the role of social interaction for regulating motivation and the interest experience. Journal of Happiness Studies, 8(3), 335-370. doi: 10.1007/s10902-006-9016-3


Sansone, C., & Thoman, D.B. (2006). Maintaining activity engagement: Individual differences in the process of self-regulating motivation. Journal of Personality, 74(6), 1697-1720. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-6494.2006.00425.x


Sansone, C., & Thoman, D.B. (2005). Does how we feel affect what we learn?: Some answers and new questions. Learning and Instruction, 15, 507-515. doi:10.1016/j.learninstruc.2005.07.015


Sansone, C., & Thoman, D.B. (2005). Interest as the missing motivator in self-regulation. European Psychologist, 10(3), 175- 186. doi: 10.1027/1016-9040.10.3.175


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