Journal Articles

* mentored undergraduate student


In Press

Chester, D. S. (in press). The role of positive affect in aggression. Current Directions in Psychological Science.

2017

Chester, D. S., & DeWall, C. N. (2017). Combating the sting of rejection with the pleasure of revenge: A new look at how emotion shapes aggressionJournal of Personality and Social Psychology112, 413-430.
Chester, D. S., & DeWall, C. N. (2017). The roots of intimate partner violence. Current Opinion in Psychology, 19, 55-59.
Chester, D. S., Lynam, D. R., Milich, R., & DeWall, C. N. (2017). Social rejection magnifies impulsive behavior among individuals with greater negative urgency: An experimental test of urgency theory. Journal of Experimental Psychology. Advance online publication.

2016

Chester, D. S., DeWall, C. N., Derefinko, K. J., Estus, S., Lynam, D. R., Peters, J. R., & Jiang, Y. (2016). Looking for reward in all the wrong places: Dopamine receptor gene polymorphisms indirectly affect aggression through sensation-seeking. Social Neuroscience, 11, 487-494.
Chester, D. S., & DeWall, C. N. (2016). The pleasure of revenge: Retaliatory aggression arises from a neural imbalance toward reward. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 11, 1173-1182. 
Chester, D. S., Lynam, D. R., Powell, D. K., & DeWall, C. N. (2016). Narcissism is associated with weakened frontostriatal connectivity: A DTI study. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 11, 1036-1040. 
Pearson, C. M., Chester, D. S., Powell, D.K., Wonderlich, S. A., & Smith, G. T. (2016). Investigating the reinforcing value of binge anticipation. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 49, 539-541. 
Chester, D. S., Lynam, D. R., Milich, R., & DeWall, C. N. (2016). Craving versus control: Negative urgency and neural correlates of alcohol reactivity. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 163(Supplement 1), S25-S28. 
Chester, D. S., DeWall, C. N., & Pond, R. S. (2016). The push of social pain: Does rejection’s sting motivate subsequent social reconnection? Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 16, 541-550. 
Chester, D. S., & DeWall, C. N. (2016). Sound the alarm: The effect of narcissism on retaliatory aggression is moderated by dACC reactivity to rejection. Journal of Personality, 84, 361-368.
DeWall, C. N., Baumeister, R. F., Chester, D. S., & Bushman, B. J. (2016). How often does currently felt emotion predict social behavior and judgment? A meta-analytic test of two competing theories. Emotion Review, 8, 136-143. 
Chester, D. S., Lynam, D. R., Milich, R., Powell, D. K., Andersen, A. H., & DeWall, C. N. (2016). How do negative emotions impair self-control? A neural model of negative urgency. NeuroImage, 132, 43-50. 

2015

Chester, D. S., *Merwin, L. M., & DeWall, C. N. (2015). Maladaptive perfectionism’s link to aggression and self-harm: Emotion regulation as a mechanism. Aggressive Behavior, 41, 443-454.
Chester, D. S., Pond, R. S., & DeWall, C. N. (2015). Alexithymia is associated with blunted anterior cingulate response to social rejection: Implications for daily rejection. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 10, 517-522. 
Riva, P., Romero-Lauro, L. J., DeWall, C. N., Chester, D. S., & Bushman, B. J. (2015). Reducing aggressive responses to social exclusion using transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS). Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 10, 352-356. 
Chester, D. S., DeWall, C. N., Derefinko, K. J., Estus, S., Peters, J. R., Lynam, D. R., & Jiang, Y. (2015). Monoamine oxidase A (MAOA) genotype predicts greater aggression through impulsive reactivity to negative affect. Behavioural Brain Research, 283, 97-101. 
DeWall, C. N., Chester, D. S., & *White, D. S. (2015).Can acetaminophen reduce the pain of decision-making? Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 56, 117-120.

2014

Chester, D. S., & DeWall, C. N. (2014). Prefrontal recruitment during social rejection predicts greater subsequent self-regulatory imbalance and impairment: Neural and longitudinal evidence. NeuroImage, 101, 485-493.
Chester, D. S., Eisenberger, N. I., Pond, R.S., Richman, S. B., Bushman, B. J., & DeWall, C. N. (2014). The interactive effect of social pain and executive functioning on aggression: An fMRI experiment. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 9, 699-704. 

2013

Chester, D. S., Powell, C. A. J., Smith, R. H., Joseph, J. E., Kedia, G., Combs, D. J. Y., & DeWall, C. N. (2013). Justice for the average Joe: The role of envy and the mentalizing network in the deservingness of others’ misfortunes. Social Neuroscience, 8, 640-649.
Beer, J. S., Chester, D. S., & Hughes, B. L. (2013). Social threat and cognitive load magnify self-enhancement and attenuate self-deprecation. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 49, 706-711.

2012

Chester, D. S., Pond, R. S., Richman, S. B., & DeWall, C. N. (2012). The optimal calibration hypothesis: How life history modulates the brain’s social pain network. Frontiers in Evolutionary Neuroscience, 4, 10.

Book Chapters and Commentaries


‌In Press

Chester, D. S., & DeWall, C. N. (in press). Adaptations to avoid ostracism. In T. Shackelford & V. Weekes-Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of evolutionary psychological science. New York, NY: Springer. 

2016

DeWall, C. N., & Chester, D. S. (2016). Taming the impulsive beast: Understanding the link between self-regulation and aggression. In E. Hirt (Ed.), Self-regulation and ego control (pp. 165 - 181)​. San Diego, CA: Elsevier.
Chester, D. S., & Riva, P. (2016). Brain mechanisms to regulate negative reactions to social exclusion. In P. Riva & J. Eck (Eds.), Social exclusion: Psychological approaches to understanding and reducing its impact (pp. 251 - 273). Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. 

2014

DeWall, C. N., & Chester, D. S. (2014). The neurobiology of aggression: Looking underneath the hood. In M. DeLisi & M. G. Vaughn (Eds.), Routledge handbook of biosocial criminology (pp. 251 - 262). New York, NY: Routledge.
Pond, R. S., Richman, S. B., Chester, D. S., & DeWall, C. N. (2014). Social pain and the brain: How insights from neuroimaging advance the study of social rejection. In T. D. Papageorgiou, G. Christopolous, & S. Smirnakis (Eds.), Advanced brain neuroimaging topics in health and disease: Methods and applications. New York, NY: InTech. 

2013

Chester, D. S., & DeWall, C. N. (2013). Psychopathology and susceptibility to violence. In M. S. Eastin (Ed.), Encyclopedia of media violence (pp. 296-299). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Chester, D. S., & DeWall, C. N. (2013). Trait aggression. In M. S. Eastin (Ed.), Encyclopedia of media violence (pp. 352-356). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Chester, D. S., Pond, R. S., & DeWall, C. N. (2013). The evolution of argument: A commentary on Mercier. In P. H. Crowley & T. R. Zentall (Eds.), Comparative decision making (pp. 316-318). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

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