DAVID M SANBONMATSU portrait
  • Professor, Psychology Department
801-581-8505

Publications

  • Strayer, D. L. & Cooper. J. M., Sanbonmatsu, D. M., Eriksen, G. G., Simmons, T. T., McDonnell, A. S., Carriero, A. E., Crabtree, K. W., & Lohoni, M. (2020). Driver’s arousal and workload under partial vehicle automation. AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Published, 06/01/2020.
  • Posavac, S. S. & Ratchford, M., Bollena, N. P. B., & Sanbonmatsu, D. M (2019). Premature infatuation and commitment in individual investing decisions. Journal of Economic Psychology. Vol. 72, 245-259. Published, 01/01/2019.
  • Sanbonmatsu, D. M. & Johnston, W. A. (2019). Redefining science: The impact of complexity on theory development in social and behavioral research. Perspectives on Psychological Science. Vol. 14(4), 672-690. Published, 01/01/2019.
  • Sanbonmatsu, D. M. & Strayer, D. L., Yu, Z., Biondi, F., & Cooper, J. M. (2018). Cognitive underpinnings of beliefs and confidence in beliefs about fully automated vehicles. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour. Vol. 55, 114-122. Published, 05/01/2018.
  • Sanbonmatsu, D. M. & Sanbonmatsu, K. K. (2017). The Structure of Scientific Revolutions: Kuhn’s misconceptions of (normal) science. Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology. Vol. 37(3). Published, 03/2017.
  • Moore, S. M. & Uchino, B. N., Baucom, B. R., Behrends, A. A., & Sanbonmatsu, D. M. (2017). Attitude similarity and familiarity, and their links to mental health: An examination of potential interpersonal mediators. Journal of Social Psychology, 157(1), 77-85. Journal of Social Psychology. Vol. 157(1). Published, 01/2017.
  • Moore, S. M., Behrends, A. A., Mazur, D., and Sanbonmatsu, D. M. (2016). When do people bet on their selves? The role of global vs. specific self-concepts in decision making. Self and Identity, 15(5), 548-560. DOI: 10.1080/15298868.2016.1175372. Published, 09/01/2016.
  • Sanbonmatsu, D. M., Strayer, D. L., Biondi, F., Behrends, A. A., & Moore, S. M. (2016). Cell phone use diminishes self-awareness of impaired driving. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 23(2), 617-623. doi: 10.3758/s13423-015-0922-4. Published, 06/01/2016.
  • Sanbonmatsu, D. M., Strayer, D. L.*, Behrends, A. A., Medeiros-Ward, N., and Watson, J. M. (2016). Why drivers use cell phones and why they support legislation to restrict this practice. Accident Analysis and Prevention. 92, 22-33. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aap.2016.03.010. Published, 05/01/2016.
  • Sanbonmatsu, D. M., Posavac, S. S., Behrends, A. A., Moore, S. M., & Uchino, B. N. (2015). Why a confirmation strategy dominates psychological science. PLoS ONE. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0138197. Published, 09/01/2015.
  • Sanbonmatsu, D. M., Mazur, D., Behrends, A. A., & Moore, S. M. (2015). The role of the frequency of correspondent behavior and trait stereotypes in trait attribution: Building on Rothbart and Park (1986). Social Cognition, 33, 255-283. Published, 04/01/2015.
  • Sanbonmatsu, D. M., Hill, J. B., Moore, S. M., Behrends, A. A., & Uchino, B. N. (2014). Selective testing of possible causes of personal stress: Effects on coping intentions. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 33(9), 789–804. Published, 09/2014.
  • Sanbonmatsu, D. M., Strayer, D. L., Medeiros-Ward, N., and Watson, J. M. (2013). Who multi-tasks and why? Multi-tasking ability, perceived multi-tasking ability, impulsivity, and sensation seeking. PLoS ONE, 8(1), e54402. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0054402. Published, 01/2013.
  • Sanbonmatsu, D. M., Mazur, D., Pfeifer, B. E., Posavac, S. S., & Kardes, F. R. (2012). The less the public knows the better? The effects of increased knowledge on celebrity evaluations. Basic and Applied Social Psychology. 34. 499-507.. Published, 01/2012.
  • Carlisle, M., Uchino, B.N., Sanbonmatsu, D.M., Smith, T.W., Cribbet, M.R., Birmingham, W., Light, K.A., & Vaughn, A.A. (2012). Subliminal activation of social ties moderates cardiovascular reactivity during acute stress. Health Psychology, 31, 217-225. Published, 01/2012.
  • Sanbonmatsu, D. M., Uchino, B. N., Wong, K. K., & Seo, J. Y. (2012). Getting along better: The role of attitude familiarity in relationship functioning. Social Cognition, 30, 350-361. Published, 01/2012.
  • Uchino, B.N., Sanbonmatsu, D. M., & Birmingham, W. (2012). Knowing your partner is not enough: Spousal importance moderates the link between attitude familiarity and ambulatory blood pressure. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 1-7. Published, 01/2012.
  • Posavac, S. S. & Sanbonmatsu, D. M., & Jain, S. P. (2011). Consumer tunnel vision and implications for managing the marketing mix. M. E. Sharpe. Published, 12/2011.
  • Sanbonmatsu, D. M., Vanous, S., Hook, C., Posavac, S. S., & Kardes, F. R. (2011). Whither the alternatives: Determinants and consequences of selective versus comparative judgmental processing. Thinking and Reasoning, 17(4), 367-386. Published, 01/2011.
  • Sanbonmatsu, D.M., Uchino, B.N., & Birmingham, W. (2011). On the importance of knowing your partner's views: Attitude familiarity is associated with better interpersonal functioning and lower ambulatory blood pressure in daily life. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 41, 131-137. Published, 01/01/2011.
  • Birmingham, W., Uchino, B. N., Smith, T. W., Light, K. C., & Sanbonmatsu, D. M. (2009). Social ties and cardiovascular function: An examination of relationship positivity and negativity during stress. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 74, 114-119. Published, 2009.
  • Sanbonmatsu, D. M, Posavac, S. S., Vanous, S., Ho, E. A., & Fazio, R. H. (2007). The deautomatization of accessible attitudes. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 43, 365-378. Published, 2007.
  • Sanbonmatsu, D. M., Posavac, S. S., Vanous, S., & Ho, E. A. (2005). Information search in the testing of quantified hypotheses: How “all”, “most”, “some”, “few”, and “none” hypotheses are tested. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 31, 254-266. Published, 2005.
  • Posavac, S. S., Fitzsimons, G. J., Kardes, F. R., & Sanbonmatsu, D. M. (2005). Implications of selective processing for marketing managers. In F. R. Kardes, P. M. Herr, and J. Nantel (Eds.), Applying social cognition to consumer-focused strategy. Nahweh, N. J.: Erlbaum. Published, 2005.
  • Posavac, S. S., Sanbonmatsu, D. M., Kardes, F. R., & Fitzsimons (2004). The brand positivity effect: When evaluation confers preference. Journal of Consumer Research, 31, 643-651. Published, 2004.
  • Gibson, B., & Sanbonmatsu, D. M. (2004). Optimism, pessimism, and gambling: The downside of optimism. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 30, 149-160. Published, 2004.
  • Sanbonmatsu, D. M., Kardes, F. R., Houghton, D. C., Ho, E. A., & Posavac, S. S. (2003). Overestimating the importance of the given information in multiattribute judgment. Journal of Consumer Psychology, 13, 289-300. Published, 2003.
  • Posavac, S. S., and Sanbonmatsu, D. M., & Herzenstein, M. (2003). The role of decision importance and the salience of alternatives in determining the consistency between consumers’ attitudes and decisions. Marketing Letters, 14, 47-57. Published, 2003.
  • Kardes, F. R., & Sanbonmatsu, D. M. (March/April, 2003). Omission neglect: The importance of missing information. The Skeptical Inquirer, 42-46. Published, 2003.
  • Felton, J., Gibson, B., & Sanbonmatsu, D. M. (2003). Preference for risk as a function of trait optimism and gender. Journal of behavioral finance, 4, 33-48. Published, 2003.
  • Sanbonmatsu, D. M., Prince, K. C., Vanous, S., & Posavac, S. S. (2003). The multiple roles of attitudes in decision making. In T. Betsch & S. Haberstroh (Eds.), The routines of decision making. Nahweh, N. J.: Erlbaum. Published, 2003.
  • White, P. H., Sanbonmatsu, D. M., Croyle, R. T., and Smittipatana, S. (2002). Letting up for others: Test of socially motivated underachievement. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 38, 162-169. Published, 2002.
  • Kardes, F. R., Sanbonmatsu, D. M., Cronley, M. L., and Houghton, D. C. (2002). Consideration set overvaluation: When impossibly favorable ratings of a set of brands are observed. Journal of Consumer Psychology, 12, 353-361. Published, 2002.
  • Posavac, S. S., Sanbonmatsu, D. M., and Ho, E. A. (2002). The effects of the selective consideration of alternatives on consumer choice and attitude-decision consistency. Journal of Consumer Psychology, 12, 203-213. Published, 2002.
  • Ho, Edward A., David M. Sanbonmatsu, and Sharon A. Akimoto, (2002). The effects of the comparative status on social stereotypes: How the perceived success of some persons affects the stereotypes of others. Social Cognition, 20, 36-57. Published, 2002.
  • Akimoto, S. A., Sanbonmatsu, D. M., and Ho, E. A. (2000). Manipulating personal salience: The effects of performance expectations on physical positioning. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 26, 755-761. Published, 2000.

Research Statement

 

 

Presentations

  • Yu, Z., Sanbonmatsu, D. M., Strayer, D. L., Biondi, F., & Cooper, J. M. (2018). Cognitive Underpinnings of Beliefs and Confidence in Beliefs about Fully Automated Vehicles. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Science Association. San Francisco, CA. Poster, Presented, 05/01/2018.
  • Yu, Z., Healey, P., Gandy, D., Sanbonmatsu, D. M., & Strayer, D. L. (2018). Changing Attitudes Toward Sustainable Transportation: The Impact of Meta-Arguments About Attitude Functions. Poster to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Science Association. San Francisco, CA. Poster, Presented, 05/01/2018.
  • Behrends, A.A., Sanbonmatus, D.M., Strayer, D.L., Biondi, F., & Moore, S.M. “Cell Phone Use Diminishes Self-Awareness of the Adverse Effects of Cell Phone Use on Driving”. Annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Long Beach, CA, 2015. Poster, Presented, 02/2015.
  • Moore, S. E., Uchino, B. N., Baucom, B. R., Behrends, A. A., & Sanbonmatsu, D. M. "Are relationships and mental health outcomes predicted by attitude similarity or familiarity in couples?" Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, 2015, Long Beach, CA. Poster, Presented, 02/2015.
  • Behrends, A. A., Sanbonmatsu, D. M., Mazur, D., & Moore, S. M. (2013). Building on Rothbart and Park (1986): The Role of the Frequency of Correspondent Behavior and Trait Stereotypes in Trait Attribution. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association, Salt Lake City, UT. Poster, Presented, 04/2013.
  • Moore, S.M., Sanbonmatsu, D.M., Hill, J.B., Behrends, A., & Uchino, B.N. (2013). Selective testing of possible causes of relationship problems: Effects on treatment intentions. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, LA. Poster, Presented, 02/2013.

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • “Social relationships and cardiovascular health: An examination of mechanisms”. PI: Bert Uchino. Co-PI(s): Kathleen Light, and Timothy Smith. National Institute of Mental Health, 05/01/2007 - 04/30/2010. Total project budget to date: $1,009,125.00