Dr. Jeni L. Burnette
Assistant Professor of Psychology (Courtesy Appointment)

Burnette, J. L., Davisson,* E. K., Finkel, E. J., Van Tongeren, D. R., Ming Hiu, C., & Hoyle, R. H. (in press). Self-control and forgiveness: A meta-analytic review. Social Psychology and Personality Science.

VanTongeren, D., Burnette, J. L., O’Boyle, E., Worthington, E. L. Jr., & Forsyth, D. (2013). Intergroup forgiveness: A meta-analytic review.  Journal of Positive Psychology. doi:10.1080/17439760.2013.844268

Burnette, J. L., & Pollack, J. M. (2013). Implicit theories of work and job fit: Implications for job and life satisfaction. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 39, 360-372 doi: 10.1080/01973533.2013.803964

Burnette, J. L., O’Boyle, E., VanEpps,* E. M., Pollack, J. M., & Finkel, E. J. (2013). Mindsets matter: A meta-analytic review of implicit theories and self-regulation. Psychological Bulletin, 139, 655-701. doi: 10.1037/a0029531 

Hoyt, C. L., & Burnette, J. L. (2013). Gender bias in leader evaluations: Merging implicit theories and role congruity perspectives. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 39, 1306-1319. doi: 10.1177/0146167213493643

Burnette, J. L., & Finkel, E. J. (2012). Buffering against weight gain following dieting setbacks: An implicit theory intervention. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48, 721-725. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jesp.2011.12.020

Burnette, J. L., McCullough, M., Davis, D. & VanTongeren, D. (2012). Forgiveness results from integrating information about relationship value and exploitation risk. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 8, 345-356. doi: 10.1177/0146167211424582

Hook, J., Everett, L., Worthington, E. L. Jr., Utsey, S. O., Davis, D., & Burnette, J. L. (2012). Collectivistic self-construal and forgiveness . Journal of Counseling and Values, 57, 109-124. doi: 10.1002/j.2161-007X.2012.00012.x

Hoyt, C. L., Burnette, J. L., & Inella,* A. N. (2012). I can do that: The impact of implicit theories on leadership role model effectiveness. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 38, 257-268. doi: 10.1177/0146167211427922

Pollack, J. M., Burnette, J. L., & Hoyt, C. L. (2012). Self-efficacy in the face of threats to entrepreneurial success: Mind-sets matter. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 34, 287-294.doi: 10.1080/01973533.2012.674452

Burnette, J. L., Forsyth, D. R., & Pollack, J. M. (2011). Leadership in extreme contexts: A groupthink analysis of the May 1996 Mount Everest disaster. Journal of Leadership Studies, 4, 29-40. doi: 10.1002/jls.20190

Davis, J. L., Burnette, J. L., Allison, S. A., & Stone,* H. (2011). Against the odds: Academic underdogs benefit from incremental theories. Social Psychology of Education, 14, 331-346. doi: 10.1007/s11218-010-9147-6

Burnette, J. L. (2010). Implicit theories of body weight: Entity beliefs can weigh you down. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 36, 410-422. doi: 10.1177/0146167209359768

Burnette, J. L. & Franiuk, R. (2010). Individual differences in implicit theories of relationships and partner fit: Predicting forgiveness in developing relationships. Personality and Individual Differences, 2, 144-148. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2009.09.011 

Burnette, J. L., Pollack, J. M., & Hoyt, C. L. (2010) Individual differences in implicit theories of leadership ability and self-efficacy: Predicting responses to stereotype threat. Journal of Leadership Studies, 3, 46-56. doi: 10.1002/jls.20138

Burnette, J. L., Davis, D., Green, J. D., & Worthington, E.L., Jr., & Bradfield,* E. (2009). Insecure attachment and depressive symptoms: The mediating role of rumination, empathy and forgiveness. Personality and Individual Differences, 46, 276-280. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2008.10.016

Burnette, J. L., & Forsyth, D. R. (2008).  “I didn’t do it:” Responsibility biases in open and closed groups. Group Dynamics: Theory Research and Practice, 12, 210-222. doi: 10.1037/1089-2699.12.3.210

Green, J. D., Burnette J. L., & Davis, J. L. (2008). Third-party forgiveness: (Not) forgiving your close other's betrayal. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 34, 407-418.

Burnette, J. L. (2007). Quasi-experimental designs. In R. F. Baumeister & K. D. Vohs (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Social Psychology (pp. 719-720). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Burnette, J. L. (2007). Operationalization. In R. F. Baumeister & K. D. Vohs (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Social Psychology (pp. 635-636). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Burnette, J. L., Taylor, K., Worthington, E.L., Jr., & Forsyth, D. R. (2007). Attachment working models and trait forgivingness: The mediating role of angry rumination. Personality and Individual Differences, 42, 1585-1596.
Finkel, E. J., Burnette, J. L., & Scissors, L. E. (2007). Vengefully ever after: Destiny beliefs, state attachment anxiety, and forgiveness. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 92, 871-886.
Forsyth, D. R., Kerr, N. A., Burnette, J. L., & Baumeister, R. F. (2007). Attempting to improve the academic performance of struggling college students by bolstering their self-esteem:  An intervention that backfired.  Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 26, 447-459.

Green, J. D., Davis, J. L., Moloney, J., Reid, C., & Burnette, J. L. (forthcoming). Forgiveness among friends and between unmarried romantic partners and health. In L. Toussaint, E, L, Worthington, & D. R. Williams (Eds.), Forgiveness and health: Scientific evidence and theories relating forgiveness to better health. Springer Publishers. 

Worthington, E. L. Jr., Lavelock, C., Van Tongeren, D. R., Burnette, J. L., & Jordan, K. (2014). A forgiveness minirevolution: Reviewing a historical and scientific movement. In J. H. Ellens (Ed.), Winning revolutions: The psychosocial dynamics of revolts for freedom, fairness, and rights (163-182). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger Publishers.

Lavelock, C. R., Worthington, E. L., Jr., Burnette, J. L. Van Tongeren, D., Jennings, D. J., Greer, C. L. & Yin Lin, M. H.  (2012). Forgiveness and the psychology of peace. In N. Gotsiridze-Columbus (Ed.), Psychology of peace. Hauppage, NY: Nova Publishers.

Forsyth, D. R., & Burnette, J. L. (2010). Group Processes. In R. F. Baumeister & E. J. Finkel (Eds.), Advanced Social Psychology. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Allison, S. T., & Burnette, J. (2009). Underdogs, top dogs, and fairness. In M. Bazerman, A. Tenbrunsel, and R. Kramer (Eds.), Social dilemmas, ethical dilemmas, and social values. New York: Psychology Press.

Burnette, J. L., & Williams, L. J. (2005). Structural equation modeling (SEM):  An introduction to basic techniques and advanced issues. In R. A. Swanson & F. H. Elwood (Eds.), Research in Organizations: Foundations and Methods of Inquiry (pp. 143-160). San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler.
Forsyth, D. R., & Burnette, J. L. (2005). The history of group research. In S. Wheelan (Ed.), The Handbook of Group Research and Practice (pp. 3-18). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University
B.A., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Contact Information
(804) 289-8113
(804) 287-1905 (Fax)
Areas of Expertise
Implicit Self-Theories and Motivation
Interpersonal Forgiveness
Weight Management