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Denise R. Beike

Denise R. Beike


J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences

(PSYC)-Psychological Science

Phone: 479-575-4256

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Autobiographical memory; emotions (regret, missing someone, hate); the self.

Ph.D., Indiana University, 1996 
B.A., Indiana University, 1990

Underlined names are student co-authors.

Cole, H. E., & Beike, D. R. (2018). Tall tales make fast friends: Exaggerating when retelling previous experiences fosters relational closeness Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 1-20 [Online First]. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0265407518787344

Beike, D. R., Cole, H. E., & Merrick, C. R. (2017). Sharing specific “we” autobiographical memories in close relationships: The role of contact frequency. Memory, 25(10), 1425-1434. doi: 10.1080/09658211.2017.1313990

Brandon, N.R., Beike, D. R., & Cole, H.E. (2017). The effect of the order in which episodic autobiographical memories versus autobiographical knowledge are shared on feelings of closeness. Memory, 25(6), 744-751. doi:10.1080/09658211.2016.1217340.

Beike, D. R., Brandon, N. R., & Cole, H. E. (2016).  Is sharing specific autobiographical memories a distinct form of self-disclosure?  Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 145(4), 434-450.doi: 10.1037/xge0000143

Swanner, J. K., & Beike, D. (2015). Throwing you under the bus: High power people knowingly harm others when offered small incentives. Basic and Applied Social Psychology37(5), 294-302. doi:10.1080/01973533.2015.1081851

Boals, A., Valentine, L. M., & Beike, D. R. (2015). Gaining insight into insight: Do insights into stressful life experiences have to be correct to be beneficial? Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 34(6), 476-494.

Lampinen, J.M., & Beike, D.R. (2014). Memory 101. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.

Naufel, K. Z., & Beike, D. R. (2013). The ethical treatment of research assistants: Are we forsaking safety for science? Journal of Research Practice, 9 (2). Article M11 http://jrp.icaap.org/index.php/jrp/article/view/360/318

Beike, D. R. (2013). Cherished memories: Autobiographical memory and the self. In D. Carslton (Ed.), The Oxford handbook of social cognition (pp. 517-533). New York, NY: Oxford University Press. 

Crone, T. S., & Beike, D. R. (2012). Priming the nonconscious goal to self-actualize: Can even the highest order goals be primed nonconsciously? The Humanistic Psychologist, 40 (3), 274-282.

Pattershall, J. M., Eidelman, S., & Beike, D. R. (2012). Regulatory focus and affective recall. Motivation and Emotion, 36(3), 396-403.

Beike, D. R., & Ransom, J. W. (2012). Episodic and semantic systems of autobiographical memory. In V. S. Ramachandran (Ed.), Encyclopedia of human behavior (2nd edition, pp. 61-67). Oxford, UK: Elsevier.

Beike, D. R., & Crone, T. S. (2012). Autobiographical memory and personal meaning: Stable versus flexible meanings of remembered life experiences. In Wong, P.T.P. (Ed.), The human quest for meaning (2nd edition). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Markman, K. D., & Beike, D. R. (2012). Regret, consistency, and choice: An opportunity X mitigation framework. In B. Gawronski & F. Strack (Eds.), Cognitive consistency: A unifying concept in social psychology (pp. 305-325). New York, NY: Guilford Press.

Swanner, J. K., & Beike, D. R. (2010). Incentives increase the rate of true but not false secondary confessions from informants with an allegiance to a suspect. Law and Human Behavior, 34, 418-428.

Swanner, J. K., Beike, D. R., & Cole, A.T. (2010). Snitching, lies and computer crashes: An experimental investigation of secondary confessions. Law and Human Behavior, 34, 53-65.

Beike, D.R., Adams, L.P., & Naufel, K.Z. (2010). Closure of autobiographical memories moderates their directive effect on behavior. Memory, 18, 40-48.

Beike, D. R., Markman, K. S., & Karadogan, F. (2009). What we regret most are lost opportunities: A theory of regret intensity. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 35, 385-397.

Naufel, K. Z., & Beike, D. R. (2009). Abstract thought emphasizes goal performance; concrete thought emphasizes goal completion. North American Journal of Psychology, 11, 97-110.

Beike, D. R., & Crone, T. S. (2008). When experienced regret refuses to fade: Regrets of action and attempting to forget open life regrets. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 44, 1545-1550.

Beike, D. R. (2007). The unnoticed absence of emotion in autobiographical memory. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 1, 392-408.

Beike, D. R., Adams, L. P., & Wirth-Beaumont, E. T. (2007). Incomplete inhibition of emotion in specific autobiographical memories. Memory, 15, 375-389.  

Bembenek, A. F., Beike, D. R. & Schroeder, D. A. (2007). Justice violations, emotional reactions, and justice-seeking responses. In DeCremer, D. (Ed.), Advances in the Psychology of Justice and Emotions (pp. 13-33). Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing.

Beike, D. R., & Wirth-Beaumont, E. T. (2005). Psychological closure as a memory phenomenon. Memory, 13, 574-593.

Beike, D. R., Lampinen, J. M., & Behrend, D. A. (2004). The self and memory. New York: Psychology Press.

Beike, D. R., Kleinknecht, E. K., & Wirth-Beaumont, E. T. (2004). How emotional and non-emotional memories define the self. In D. R. Beike, J. M. Lampinen, & D. A. Behrend (Eds.), The self and memory (pp. 141-159). New York: Psychology Press.

Beike, D. R., Lampinen, J. M., & Behrend, D. A. (2004). Evolving conceptions of the self and memory. In D. R. Beike, J. M. Lampinen, & D. A. Behrend (Eds.), The self and memory (pp. 3-9).  New York: Psychology Press.

Kleinknecht, E. K., & Beike, D. R. (2004). How knowing and doing inform an autobiography: Relations among preschoolers’ theory of mind, narrative, and event memory skills. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 18, 745-764.

Lampinen, J. M., Beike, D. R., & Behrend, D. A. (2004). The self and memory: It’s about time. In D. R. Beike, J. M. Lampinen, & D. A. Behrend (Eds.), The self and memory (pp. 227-253)  New York: Psychology Press.

Goldinger, S. D., Kleider, H., Azuma, T., & Beike, D. R. (2003). “Blaming the victim” under memory load.  Psychological Science, 14, 81-85.      

Beike, D. R., & Landoll, S. L. (2000). Striving for a consistent life story: Cognitive reactions to autobiographical memories. Social Cognition, 18, 292-318.

Sherman, S. J., Beike, D. R., & Ryalls, K. (1999). Dual-processing accounts of inconsistencies in responses to general versus specific cases. In Y. Trope & S. Chaiken (Eds.), Dual-processing theories in social cognition (pp. 203-227). New York: The Guilford Press.

Beike, D. R., & Niedenthal, P. M.  (1998).  Processes of temporal self-comparison in self-evaluation and life satisfaction. In P. T. P. Wong & P. S. Fry (Eds.), The human quest for meaning: A handbook of psychological research and clinical applications (pp. 71-89). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. 

Beike, D. R., & Sherman, S. J. (1998). Framing of comparisons in research and practice.  Applied and Preventive Psychology, 7, 161-180.

Niedenthal, P. M., & Beike, D. R. (1997). Interrelated and isolated self-concepts. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 1, 106-128.

Catrambone, R., Beike, D. R., & Niedenthal, P. M.  (1996). Is the self-concept a habitual referent in judgments of similarity? Psychological Science, 7, 158-163.

Beike, D. R., & Sherman, S. J. (1994). Social inference: Inductions, deductions, and analogies.  In R. S. Wyer, Jr., & T. K. Srull (Eds.), Handbook of social cognition, second edition (volume 1, p. 209-286), Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.