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Ambady, N. & Weisbuch, M., (in press). Facial expressions: Culture and context. To appear in A. J. Calder, G. Rhodes, J. V. Haxby, & M. H. Johnson (Eds.), The Handbook of Face Perception, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Adams, R. B. Jr., Rule, N. O., Franklin, R. G. Jr., Rule, N. O. , Freeman, J. B., Kestutis , K., Hadkikani, N., Yoshikawa, S., Ambady, N. (2010). Culture influences the role of gaze in the neural processing of fear expressions: An fMRI Investigation. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 5, 340-348. [pdf]

Ambady, N. & Weisbuch, M., (2010). Nonverbal behavior. To appear in S. T. Fiske, D.T. Gilbert & G. Lindzey (Eds.), Handbook of Social Psychology. [HTML]

Freeman, J. B., Johnson, K. L., Ambady, N., & Rule, N. O. (2010). Sexual orientation perception involves gendered facial cues. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 36(10), 1318-1331). [pdf]

Krendl, A.C. & Ambady, N. (2010). Older adultsí decoding of emotions: Role of dynamic versus static cues and age-related cognitive decline. Psychology & Aging, 25(4), 788-793. [pdf]

Ozono, H., Watabe, M., Yoshikawa, S., Nakashima, S., Rule, N. O., Ambady, N., & Adams, R. B., Jr. (2010). What's in a Smile?  Cultural Differences in the Effects of Smiling on Judgments of Trustworthiness. Letters on Evolutionary Behavioral Science. 1 (1), 15-18. [pdf]

Rule. N. O., & Ambady, N. (2010).  First Impressions of the Face: Predicting Success. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 4(8), 506-516. [pdf]

Weisbuch, M., Ambady, N., Clarke, A., Achor, S., and Veenstra-Vander Weele, J. (2010). On being consistent: The role of verbal-nonverbal consistency in first impressions. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 32, 3, 261. [pdf]

Weisbuch, M., Slepian, M., Clarke, A., Ambady, N., & Veenstra-Vander Weele, J. (2010). Behavioral stability across time and situations: Nonverbal versus verbal consistency. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 34, 43-56. [pdf]

Ambady, N. (2009). First impressions. In H. Reis, & S. Sprecher (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Human Relationships. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Avery, D.R., Richeson, J.A., Hebl, M., & Ambady, N. (2009). It doesn't have to be uncomfortable: The role of behavioral scripts in interracial interactions. Journal of Applied Psychology, 94 (6), 1382-1393. [pdf]

Rule, N. & Ambady, N. (2009). She's got the look: Inferences from female chief executive officers' faces predict their success. Sex Roles, 61, 644-652. [pdf]

Rule, N. O., Ambady, N., & Adams, R. B., Jr., (2009). Personality in perspective: Judgmental consistency across orientations of the face. Perception, 38, 1688-1699. [pdf]

Rule, N. O., Ambady, N., & Hallett, K. C. (2009). Female sexual orientation is perceived accurately, rapidly, and automatically from the face and its features. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 45, 1245-1251. [pdf]

Rule, N., Macrae, C. N. & Ambady, N. (2009). Ambiguous group membership is extracted automatically from faces. Psychological Science, 20, 441-443. [pdf]

Wang, E., Toosi, N., & Ambady, N. (2009). Nonverbal dialects: Culture and person perception. In R.S. Wyer, C. Y. Chiu, Y.Y. Hong, & S. Shavitt, (Eds), Understanding Culture: Theory, Research and Application (pp. 289-298). NY: Psychology Press.

Weisbuch, M., Pauker, K., & Ambady, N. (2009). The subtle transmission of race bias via televised nonverbal behavior. Science, 326, 1711, doi: 10.1126/science.1178358. [pdf]

Weisbuch, M., Ivcevic, Z., & Ambady, N. (2009). On being liked on the web and in the "real world": Consistency in first impressions across personal webpages and spontaneous behavior. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 45, 573-576. [pdf]

Weisbuch, M., & Ambady, N. (2009). Unspoken Cultural Influence: Exposure to and Influence of Nonverbal Bias. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 6, 1104-1119. [pdf]

Weisbuch, M., Seery, M. D., Ambady, N. & Blascovich, J. (2009). On the correspondence between physiological and nonverbal responses: Nonverbal behavior accompanying challenge and threat. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 33, 141-148  [doc] [pdf]

Weisbuch, M., Seery, M. D., Ambady, N. & Blascovich, J. (2009). The face and the voice of threat: The nonverbal communication of visceral states during nonverbal communication. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 33, 141-148.

Rule, N., Ambady, N., Adams, R. B. Jr. & Macrae, C. N. (2008). Accuracy and awareness in the perception and categorization of male sexual orientation. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 95, 1019-1028. [pdf]

Weisbuch, M., & Ambady, N. (2008). Non-conscious routes to building culture: Nonverbal components of socialization. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 15, 159-183. Reprinted in C. Whitehead (Ed). (2008), The Origins of Consciousness in the Social World, (pp. 159-183). Exeter, UK: Imprint. [pdf]

Marsh, A. A., & Ambady, N. (2007). Accurate identification of fear facial expressions predicts prosocial behavior. Emotion, 7, 239-251. [pdf]

Marsh, A. A., & Ambady, N. (2007). The influence of the fear facial expression on prosocial responding. Cognition & Emotion, 21, 225-247. [pdf]

Gray, H. M. , & Ambady, N. (2006). Methods for the Study of Nonverbal Communication. In V. Manusov & M. Patterson (Eds.)., The Handbook of Nonverbal Communication (pp. 41-58), Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. [pdf]

Choi, Y. S., Gray, H. M., & Ambady, N. (2005). The glimpsed world: Unintended communication and unintended perception. In R. R. Hassin, J. S. Uleman, & J. A. Bargh (Eds.), The New Unconscious (pp. 309-333). New York: Oxford University Press. [pdf]

Marsh, A. A., Ambady, N., & Kleck, R. E. (2005). The effects of fear and anger facial expressions on approach- and avoidance-related behaviors. Emotion, 5, 119-124. [pdf]

Molinsky, A. L., Krabbenhoft. M. A., Ambady, N., & Choi, Y. S. (2005). Cracking the Nonverbal Code: Intercultural competence and the diagnosis of gestures across cultures. Journal of Cross Cultural Psychology, 36, 380-395. [pdf]

Adams, R. B., Jr., Gordon, H. L., Baird, A. A., Ambady, N., & Kleck, R. E. (2003). Effects of gaze on amygdala sensitivity to anger and fear faces. Science, 300, 1536. [pdf ]

LaPlante, D., & Ambady, N. (2003). On how things are said: Voice tone, voice intensity, verbal content, and perceptions of politeness. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 22, 434-441. [pdf]

Marsh, A. A. , Elfenbein, H. A. , & Ambady, N. (2003). Nonverbal "accents": Cultural differences in facial expressions of emotion. Psychological Science, 14, 373-376. [pdf]

Ambady, N., & Gray, H. (2002). On being sad and mistaken: Mood effects on the accuracy of thin slice judgments. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 83, 947-961. [pdf]

Ambady, N., & Hallahan, M. (2002). Using nonverbal representations of behavior: Perceiving sexual orientation. In A. M. Galaburda, S.M. Kosslyn & C. Yves (Eds.), The Languages of the Brain (pp. 320-332). Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. [pdf]

Ambady, N., LaPlante, D., Nguyen. T., Rosenthal, R., Chaumeton, N., & Levinson, W. (2002). Surgeon's tone of voice: A clue to malpractice history. Surgery, 132, 5-9. [pdf]

Ambady, N., Koo, J., Rosenthal, R., & Winograd, C. (2002). Physical therapists' nonverbal communication predicts geriatric patients' health outcomes. Psychology and Aging, 17, 443-452. [pdf]

Elfenbein, H. A., & Ambady, N. (2002). Predicting workplace outcomes from the ability to eavesdrop on feelings. Journal of Applied Psychology, 87, 963-971. [pdf]

Elfenbein, H. A., Marsh, A., & Ambady, N. (2002). Emotional intelligence and the recognition of emotion from facial expressions. In L. F. Barrett & P. Salovey (Eds.), The Wisdom in Feeling: Psychological Processes in Emotional Intelligence (pp.37-59). New York: The Guilford Press. [pdf]

LaPlante, D., & Ambady, N. (2002). Saying it like it isn't: Mixed messages from men and women in the workplace. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 32, 2435-2457. [pdf]

Phelps, C. D., & Ambady, N. (2002). The mother's voice: A predictor of the father's impact on their child's adult economic outcomes. Stability and Dynamics of Power, 308-312. Proceedings of IAREP/SABE Conference on Behavioral Economics. [pdf]

LaPlante, D., & Ambady, N. (2000). Multiple messages: Facial recognition advantage for compound expressions. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 24, 211-224. [pdf]

Hecht, M. A., & Ambady, N. (1999). Nonverbal communication and psychology: Past and future. NJ Journal of Communication, 7, 156-170. [pdf

Ambady, N., & Rosenthal, R. (1998). Nonverbal Communication. In H. Friedman (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Mental Health, 2 (pp. 775-782). San Diego, CA: Academic Press. [pdf]

Ambady, N., Koo, J., Lee, F., & Rosenthal, R. (1996). More than words: Linguistic and nonlinguistic politeness in two cultures. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 5, 996-1011. [pdf]

Ambady, N., & Rosenthal, R. (1993). Half a minute: Predicting teacher evaluations from thin slices of nonverbal behavior and physical attractiveness. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 64, 431-441. [pdf]

Ambady, N., & Rosenthal, R. (1992). Thin slices of expressive behavior as predictors of interpersonal consequences: A meta-analysis. Psychological Bulletin, 111, 256-274. [pdf]

Liggon, C., Weston, J., Ambady, N., Colloton, M., Rosenthal, R., & Reite, M. (1992). Content-free voice analysis of mothers talking about their failure-to-thrive children. Infant Behavior and Development, 15, 507-511. [pdf]