Publications

Submitted / Working Papers

* indicates equal contribution;
indicates a student or mentee under my supervision.

Bader, M.,* Columbus, S.,* Zettler, I., & Mayer, A. (2024). Developing, evaluating, and interpreting personality state measures: A framework based on the revised latent state-trait theory. Revise and resubmit, European Journal of Personality.

Columbus, S.,* Feld, L. P., Kasper, M.,* & Rablen, M.* (2023). Behavioural responses to unfair institutions: experimental evidence on rule compliance, norm polarisation, and trust. IZA WP. CESifo WP.

Columbus, S.,* Norget, J.,* Mayer, A., & Balliet, D. (2023). State and trait components of perceived situation characteristics. In preparation for resubmission.

Columbus, S., Thielmann, I., Böhm, R., & Zettler, I. (2024). Personality correlates of out-group harm. Revise and resubmit, Social Psychological and Personality Science.

Wang, N.,* Grüning, D. J.,* Van Der Burght, C. L., Fried, E. I., Steele, J., Columbus, S., & Hu, C.-P. (2024). Four ontological challenges to constructs in psychology. Manuscript submitted for publication. Preprint.

Peer-Reviewed Papers

Shrestha, S., Pokharel, M., Sigdel, K., & Columbus, S. (in press). Big Five traits predict between- and within-person variation in loneliness. European Journal of Personality.

Böhm, R., & Columbus, S. (2024). Economic games for the study of peace [Comment on Glowacki, 2024]. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 47, e4. Paper. Preprint.

Jin, S., Columbus, S., van Lange, P. A. M., & Balliet, D. (2024). Conflict, cooperation, and institutional choice. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 111, 104566. Paper. Data & Code.

Columbus, S., Thielmann, I., Zettler, I., & Böhm, R. (2023). Parochial reciprocity. Evolution and Human Behavior, 44(2), 131–139. Paper. Preprint. Data & Code.

Kasper, M.,* Böhm, R.,* Xiao, Q.,* & Columbus, S.* (2023). Individuals benefit individual out-group members rather than harm in-group members [Comment on Gershon & Fridman, 2022]. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of the United States of America, 120(12), e2301107120. Paper. Data & Code.

van der Eijk, F.†,* & Columbus, S.* (2023). Expressions of moral disgust reflect both disgust and anger. Cognition and Emotion, 37(3), 499–514. Paper. Preprint. Data & Code.

Balliet, D., Molho, C., Columbus, S., & Dores Cruz, T. D. (2022). Prosocial and punishment behaviors in everyday life. Current Opinion in Psychology, 43, 278–283. Paper.

Columbus, S., & Molho, C. (2022). Subjective interdependence and prosocial behaviour. Current Opinion in Psychology, 43, 226–231. Paper.

Rentzsch, K., Columbus, S., Balliet, D., & Gerlach, T. M. (2022). Similarity in situation perception predicts relationship satisfaction. Personality Science, 3, e8007. Paper. Preprint. Data & Code.

Spadaro, G., Tiddi, I., Columbus, S., Jin, S., ten Teije, A., & Balliet, D. (2022). The Cooperation Databank. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 17(5), 1472–1489. Paper. Preprint. App.

Columbus, S. (2021). Honesty-Humility, beliefs, and prosocial behaviour: A test on stockpiling during the COVID-19 pandemic. Collabra: Psychology, 7(10), 19028. Paper. Preprint. Data & Code.

Columbus, S., & Böhm, R. (2021). Norm shifts under the strategy method. Judgment and Decision Making, 16(5), 1267–1289. Paper. Preprint. Data & Code.

Columbus, S.,* Molho, C.,* Righetti, F., & Balliet, D. (2021). Interdependence and cooperation in daily life. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 120(3), 626–650. Paper. Postprint. Data & Code.

Dores Cruz, T. D., Thielmann, I., Columbus, S., Molho, C., Wu, J., Righetti, F., de Vries, R. E., Koutsoumpis, A., van Lange, P. A. M., Beersma, B., & Balliet, D. (2021). Gossip and reputation in everyday life. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 376(1838), 20200301. Paper. Preprint. Data & Code.

Dudzik, B., Columbus, S., Matej Hrkalovic, T., Balliet, D., & Hung, H. (2021). Recognizing perceived interdependence in conversations through multimodal analysis of nonverbal behavior. Proceedings of the 23rd ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (pp. 121–130). Paper.

Romano, A., Giardini, F., Columbus, S., de Kwaadsteniet, E. W., Kisfalusi, D., Triki, Z., Snijders, C., & Hagel, K. (2021). Reputation and ecology in humans. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 376(1838), 20200295. Paper. Preprint.

van Lange, P. A. M., & Columbus, S. (2021). Vitamin S: Why is social contact, even with strangers, so important to well-being? Current Directions in Psychological Science, 30(3), 267–273. Paper. Preprint.

Columbus, S., Münich, J., & Gerpott, F. H. (2020). Playing a different game: Situation perception mediates framing effects on cooperation. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 90, 104006. Paper. Data & Code.

Peperkoorn, L. S., Becker, D. V., Balliet, D., Columbus, S., Molho, C., & van Lange, P. A. M. (2020). The prevalence of dyads in social life. PLoS ONE, 15(12), e0244188. Paper.

Righetti, F., Balliet, D., Molho, C., Columbus, S., Faure, R., Bahar, Y., Iqmal, M., Semenchenko, A., & Arriaga, X. (2020). Fostering attachment security: The role of interdependent situations. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(20), 7648. Paper.

Columbus, S., Thielmann, I., & Balliet, D. (2019). Situational affordances for prosocial behaviour: On the interaction between Honesty-Humility and (perceived) interdependence. European Journal of Personality, 33(6), 655–673. Paper. Postprint. Data & Code.

Gerpott, F.,* Balliet, D. P.,* Columbus, S., Molho, C., & de Vries, R. E. (2018). How do people think about interdependence? A multidimensional model of subjective outcome interdependence. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 115(4), 716–742. Postprint. Paper. Data & Code.

de Dreu, C. K. W., Gross, J., Méder, Z. Z., Giffin, M. R., Krikeb, J., Prochazkova, E., & Columbus, S. (2016). In-group defense, out-group aggression, and coordination failures in intergroup conflict. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 113(38), 10524–10529. Paper.

Mutsvairo, B., Columbus, S., & Leijendekker, I. (2014). Reconnoitering the role of (citizen) journalism ethics in the emerging networked public sphere. Ecquid Novi: African Journalism Studies, 35(3), 4–22. Paper.

Mutsvairo, B. & Columbus, S. (2012). Emerging patterns and trends in citizen journalism in Africa: The case of Zimbabwe. Central European Journal of Communication, 5(1), 121–35. Paper.

Book Chapters

Columbus, S., Righetti, F., & Balliet, D. (2020). Situations in close relationships. In L. E. Vanderdrift, C. R. Agnew, & X. B. Arriaga (eds.), Interdependence, Interaction, and Close Relationships (pp. 11-36). Cambridge University Press. Preprint.

Columbus, S. (2010). Prisons and persecution: The new casualties. In M. Joyce (ed.), Digital Activism Decoded: The New Mechanics of Change (pp. 165-179). New York, NY: IDEBATE Press. Book Download.

Consortium Authorship

Tierney, W., Hardy, J. H., III, Ebersole, C., Viganola, D., Clemente, E., Gordon, M., . . ., Culture and Work Forecasting Collaboration, & Uhlmann, E. L. (2021). A creative destruction approach to replication: Implicit work and sex morality across cultures. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 93, 104060. Paper.

Landy, J. F., Jia, M., Ding, I., Viganola, D., Tierney, W., Dreber, A., . . ., The Crowdsourcing Hypothesis Tests Collaboration, & Uhlmann, E. L. (2020). Crowdsourcing hypothesis tests: Making transparent how design choices shape research results. Psychological Bulletin, 146(5), 451–479. Paper.

Open Science Collaboration. (2015). Estimating the reproducibility of psychological science. Science, 349(6251), aac4716-1-8. Paper.