Kerry L. Marsh

Professor of Psychological Sciences

Psychological Sciences

Webpages:  SPN, CESPA
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Research Interests:
Immersive virtual reality methods (applications to interpersonal and environmental risk)
Ecological and dynamical approaches to environmental psychology
Motivational influences on persuasion, social cognition, and behavior
Implicit attitudes and HIV risk behavior
Social affordances and interpersonal coordination of movement
Research Synopsis: Studies motivational and affective processes in persuasion (attitude functions; implicit attitudes and HIV risk); social affordances and interpersonal synchrony; motivational influences on social cognition, action, and outcomes; meta-analysis of socio-behavioral HIV interventions; individual differences in control needs.
Students in Research: Prof. Marsh is on sabbatical leave during the 2016-7 school year.
Recent News:
Recent publications: Publications since 2010, indexed on Google Scholar
Representative Publications:
  1. Meagher, B. R., & Marsh, K. L. (2014). The costs of collaboration: Action-specific perception in the context of joint action. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. doi: 10.1037/a0033850  [download]
  2. Marsh, K. L., Isenhower, R. W., Richardson, M. J., Helt, M., Verbalis, A. D., Schmidt, R. C., & Fein, D. (2013). Autism and social disconnection in interpersonal rocking. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, 7(4). doi: 10.3389/fnint.2013.00004 [download]
  3. Demos, A. P., Chaffin, R., Begosh, K. T., Daniels, J. R., & Marsh, K. L. (2012). Rocking to the beat: Effects of music and partner’s movements on spontaneous interpersonal coordination. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 141, 49-53. [download]
  4. Marsh, K. L. (2010). Sociality from an ecological, dynamical perspective. In G. R. Semin & G. Echterhoff (Eds.), Grounding sociality: Neurons, minds, and culture (pp. 43-71). London: Psychology Press.  [download]
  5. Portnoy, D. B., Smoak, N. D., & Marsh, K. L. (2010). Perceiving interpersonally-mediated risk in virtual environments, Virtual Reality, 14, 67-76.
  6. Marsh, K. L., Johnston, L., Richardson, M. J., & Schmidt, R. C. (2009). Toward a radically embodied, embedded social psychology. European Journal of Social Psychology {special issue: Modalities of Social Life: Roadmaps for an Embodied Social Psychology}, 39, 1217-1225.  [download]
  7. Marsh, K. L., Richardson, M. J., & Schmidt, R. C. (2009). Social connection through joint action and interpersonal coordination. Topics in Cognitive Science, 1(2), 320-339. [download]
  8. Richardson, M. J., Marsh, K. L., Isenhower, R. W. Goodman, J. R. L., & Schmidt, R. C. (2007). Rocking together: Dynamics of intentional and unintentional interpersonal coordination, Human Movement Science, 26, 867-891.[download]
  9. Marsh, K. L., Richardson, M. J., Baron, R. M., & Schmidt, R. C. (2006). Contrasting approaches to perceiving and acting with others. Ecological Psychology , 18 , 1-37.
  10. Richardson, M. J., Marsh, K. L., & Schmidt, R. C. (2005). Effects of visual and verbal interaction on unintentional interpersonal coordination. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 31, 62-79. [download]
  11. Marsh, K. L., Johnson, B. T., & Scott-Sheldon, L. A. J. (2001). Heart versus reason in condom use: Implicit versus explicit attitudinal predictors of sexual behavior. Zeitschrift für Experimentelle Psychologie, 48, 161-175. [download]
  12. Marsh, K. L., & Julka, D. L. (2000). A motivational approach to experimental tests of attitude functions theory. In G. R. Maio & J. M. Olson (Eds.), Why we evaluate: Functions of attitudes (pp. 271-294). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
  13. Nasco S. A., & Marsh, K. L. (1999). Gaining control through counterfactual thinking. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 25, 556-568.
  14. Marsh, K. L., Hart-O’Rourke, D. M., & Julka, D. L. (1997). The persuasive effects of verbal and nonverbal information in a context of value-relevance. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 23, 563-579.
Kerry Marsh
Contact Information
Phone+1 959 200 3797
Office Location521 HTB (UConn-Hartford)