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In Press

  • Pepino, M.Y., Acevedo, M.B., Eagon, C., Bartholow, B.D., Klein, S., & Bucholz, K.K. (in press). Sleeve gastrectomy surgery: When two alcoholic drinks are converted to four. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases.
  • Volpert-Esmond, H.I., Merkle, E.C., Levsen, M.P., Ito, T.A., & Bartholow, B.D. (in press). Using trial-level data and multilevel modeling to investigate within-task change in event-related potentials. Psychophysiology.
  • Stepanova, E., Bartholow, B.D., Saults, J.S., Friedman, R.S., Chi, J., & Hollis, A. (in press). Effects of exposure to alcohol-related cues on racial prejudice. Social Psychology.
  • Johnson, M.P., Volpert-Esmond, H.I., Amodio, D.M., & Bartholow, B.D. (in press). It's about time: Using event-related potentials to study social cognition. In H. Blanton (Ed.), Social psychological assessment.
  • Martins, J., Cooper, M.L., Von Gunten, C., & Bartholow, B.D. (in press). Associations between executive functioning, affect-regulation drinking motives, and alcohol use and problems. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors.
  • Von Gunten, C., Volpert-Esmond, H. I., & Bartholow, B.D. (in press). Temporal dynamics of reactive cognitive control as revealed by event-related brain potentials. Psychophysiology.
  • Bartholow, B.D., Loersch, C., & Ito, T.A., Volpert-Esmond, H. I., Levsen, M.P., Fleming, K.A., Bolls, P., & Carter, B. (in press). University-affiliated alcohol marketing enhances the incentive salience of alcohol cues. Psychological Science.
  • Stepanova, E.V., Bartholow, B.D., Saults, J.S., & Friedman, R.S. (in press). Effects of exposure to alcohol-related cues on racial discrimination. European Journal of Social Psychology.


  • Bartholow, B.D. (2018). The aggressive brain: Insights from neuroscience. Current Opinion in Psychology, 19, 60-64.


  • Bushman, B.J., Anderson, C.A., Bartholow, B.D., Cantor, J., Christakis, D., Coyne, S., Donnerstein, E., Funk Brockmyer, J., Gentile, D.A., Green, C.S., Huesmann, R., Hummer, T., Krahe, B., Strasburger, V., Warburton, W., Wilson, B.J., & Ybarra, M. (2017). Screen violence and youth behavior. Pediatrics, 140 (Suppl. 2), S142-S147. DOI: 10.1542/peds.2016-1758T
  • Hone, L.S.E., Bartholow, B.D., Piasecki, T.M., & Sher, K.J. (2017). Women's alcohol sensitivity predicts alcohol-related regretted sex. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 41, 1630–1636.
  • Hilgard, J.B., Engelhardt, C.R., Bartholow, B.D., & Rouder, J.N. (2017). How much evidence is p > .05? Stimulus pre-testing and null primary outcomes in violent video games research. Psychology of Popular Media Culture, 6, 361-380.
  • Volpert-Esmond, H.I., Merkle, E., & Bartholow, B.D. (2017). The iterative nature of person construal: Evidence from event-related potentials. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 12(7), 1097-1107.
  • Otto, J., Gizer, I., Deak, J.D., Fleming, K.A., & Bartholow, B.D. (2017). A cis-eQTL in OPRM1 is associated with subjective response to alcohol and alcohol use. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 41, 929-938.
  • Karcher, N.R., Bartholow, B.D., Martin, E.A., & Kerns, J. (2017). Associations between electrophysiological evidence of reward and punishment-based learning and psychotic experiences and social anhedonia in at-risk groups. Neuropsychopharmacology, 42, 925–932. doi:10.1038/npp.2016.192 
  • Von Gunten, C., Bartholow, B. D., & Scherer, L. (2017). Using ERPs to investigate valence processing in the Affect Misattribution Procedure. Psychophysiology, 54, 172–181.
  • Bartholow, B. D. (2017). The aggressive brain. In B. J. Bushman (Ed.), The social psychology of aggression and violence (p. 41-60). New York: Psychology Press.
  • Korucuoglu, O., Sher, K.J., Wood P.K., Saults, J.S., Altamirano, L., Miyake, A., & Bartholow, B.D. (2017). Acute alcohol effects on set-shifting and its moderation by baseline individual differences: A latent variable analysis. Addiction, 112, 442–453.
  • Piasecki, T. M., Fleming, K. A., Trela, C. J., & Bartholow, B. D. (2017). P3 event-related potential reactivity to smoking cues: Relations with craving, tobacco dependence and alcohol sensitivity in young adult smokers. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 31, 61-72.
  • Martin, E.A., Karcher, N.R., Bartholow, B.D., Siegle, G.J., & Kerns, J.G. (2017). An electrophysiological investigation of emotional abnormalities in groups at risk for schizophrenia-spectrum personality disorders. Biological Psychology, 124, 119-132.
  • Jeronimo, R. I., Volpert, H. I., & Bartholow, B. D. (2017). Event-related potentials reveal early attention bias for negative, unexpected behavior. Social Neuroscience, 12(2), 232-236.


  • Hilgard, J.B., Engelhardt, C.R., & Bartholow, B.D. (2016). Brief use of a specific gun in a violent game does not affect attitudes towards that gun. Royal Society Open Science, 3, 160310. DOI: 10.1098/rsos.160310
  • Bailey, K., & Bartholow, B. D. (2016). Alcohol words elicit reactive cognitive control in low-sensitivity drinkers. Psychophysiology, 53, 1751–1759.
  • Trela, C. J., Piasecki, T. M., Bartholow, B. D., Heath, A. C., & Sher, K. J. (2016). The natural expression of individual differences in self-reported level of response to alcohol during ecologically assessed drinking episodes. Psychopharmacology, 233, 2185-2195.
  • Fleming, K. A., Heintzelman, S. J., & Bartholow, B. D. (2016). Specifying associations between conscientiousness and executive functioning: Mental set shifting, not prepotent response inhibition or working memory updating. Journal of Personality, 84, 348-360.
  • Fleming, K. A., Bartholow, B. D., Hilgard, J., McCarthy, D. M., O’Neill, S. E., Steinley, D., & Sher, K. J. (2016). The Alcohol Sensitivity Questionnaire: Evidence for construct validity. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 40, 880-888.
  • Bailey, K., Amlung, M., Morris, D. H., Price, M. H., Von Gunten, C. D., McCarthy, D. M., & Bartholow, B. D. (2016). Separate and joint effects of alcohol and caffeine on conflict monitoring and adaptation. Psychopharmacology, 233,1245–1255.
  • Von Gunten, C. D., Bartholow, B. D., & Volpert, H. I. (2016). Perceiving persons: Social cognitive neuroscience approaches. In E. Harmon-Jones & M. Inzlicht (Eds.), Social neuroscience: Biological approaches to social psychology (pp. 10-33). New York: Psychology Press.


  • Pepino, M. Y., Okunade, A., Eagon, C., Bartholow, B. D., Bucholz, K., & Klein, S. (2015).Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery converts two alcoholic drinks to four. JAMA Surgery, 150(11), 1096-1098.
  • Loersch, C., Bartholow, B. D., Manning, M., Calanchini, J., & Sherman, J. W. (2015). Intoxicated prejudice: The impact of alcohol consumption on implicitly and explicitly measured racial attitudes. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 18, 256-268.
  • Engelhardt, C. E., Mazurek, M. O., Hilgard, J., Rouder, J. N., & Bartholow, B. D. (2015). Effects of violent video game exposure on aggressive behavior, aggressive cognition, and aggressive affect among adults with and without autism spectrum disorder. Psychological Science, 26, 1187-1200.
  • Anderson, C. A., Andrighetto, L., Bartholow, B. D., Begue, L., Boxer, P., et al. (2015). Consensus on media violence effects: Comment on Bushman, Gollwitzer, and Cruz. Psychology of Popular Media Culture, 4, 215–221.
  • Inzlicht, M., Bartholow, B. D., & Hirsh, J. B. (2015). Emotional foundations of cognitive control. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 19, 126-132.
  • Hilgard, J., Bartholow, B. D., Dickter, C. L., & Blanton, H. (2015). Characterizing switching and congruency effects in the Implicit Association Test as reactive and proactive cognitive control. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 10, 381-388.
  • Lee, M. R., Bartholow, B. D., McCarthy, D. M., & Sher, K. J. (2015).Two alternative approaches to conventional person-mean imputation scoring of the Self-Rating of the Effects of Alcohol scale (SRE). Psychology of Addictive Behaviors29, 231-236.
  • Engelhardt, C. R., Hilgard, J., & Bartholow, B. D. (2015). Difficult (but not violent) action video games dysregulate cognitive control. Computers in Human Behavior, 45, 85-92.
  • Ito, T. A., Friedman, N. P., Bartholow, B. D., Correll, J., Loersch, C., Altamirano, L., & Miyake, A. (2015). Toward a comprehensive model of executive cognitive function in implicit racial bias. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 108, 187–218.


  • Hilgard, J., Weinberg, A., Hajcak Proudfit, G., & Bartholow, B. D. (2014). The negativity bias in affective picture processing depends on top-down and bottom-up motivational significance. Emotion, 14, 940-949.
  • Ellingson, J. M., Fleming, K. A., Vergés, A., Bartholow, B. D., & Sher, K. J. (2014). Working memory as a moderator of impulsivity and alcohol involvement: Testing the cognitive-motivational theory of alcohol use with prospective and working memory updating data. Addictive Behaviors, 39, 1622-1631.
  • Pedersen, W. B., Vasquez, E., Bartholow, B. D., Grosvenor, M., & Truong, A.  (2014). Are you insulting me? Exposure to alcohol primes increases aggression following ambiguous provocation. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 40, 1037-1049.
  • Bailey, K., Bartholow, B. D., Saults, J. S., & Lust, S. A. (2014). Give me just a little more time: Effects of alcohol on the failure and recovery of cognitive control. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 123, 152–167.
  • Amodio, D. M., Bartholow, B. D., & Ito, T. A. (2014). Tracking the dynamics of the social brain: ERP approaches for social cognitive and affective neuroscience. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 9, 385-393.
  • Fleming, K. A., & Bartholow, B. D. (2014). Alcohol cues, approach bias, and inhibitory control: Applying a dual process model of addiction to alcohol sensitivity. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 28, 85-96.


  • Levitt, A., Schlauch, R. C., Bartholow, B. D., & Sher, K. J. (2013). Gender differences in natural language factors of subjective intoxication in college students: An experimental vignette study. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 37, 2145–2151. 
  • Bartholow, B. D. (2013).  Event-related brain potentials and the role of cognitive control in implicit racial bias. In N. Ellemers, B. Derks, & D. T. Scheepers (Eds.), The neuroscience of prejudice and intergroup relations (pp. 190-208).  London, UK: Psychology Press.
  • Hilgard, J., Engelhardt, C. R., & Bartholow, B. D. (2013). Individual differences in motives, preferences, and pathology in video games:  The gaming attitudes, motives, and experiences scales (GAMES). Frontiers in Psychology, 4(608), 1-13. DOI=10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00608
  • Engelhardt, C. R., & Bartholow, B. D. (2013). Effects of situational cues on aggressive behavior.  Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 7, 762-774.
  • Fleming, K. A., Bartholow, B. D., Sable, J., Pearson, M., Fabiani, M., & Gratton, G. (2013). Effects of alcohol on sequential information processing: Evidence for temporal myopia. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 27, 184-190.
  • Shin, E., & Bartholow, B. D. (2013). Category-based inhibition of focused attention across consecutive trials.Psychophysiology, 50, 365-376.
  • Bartholow, B. D., & Bolls, P. (2013). Media psychophysiology: The brain and beyond. In K. Dill (Ed.), Oxford handbook of media psychology (pp. 474-495). New York: Oxford University Press.


  • McCarthy, D. M., Niculete, M. E., Treloar, H. R., Morris, D. M., & Bartholow, B. D. (2012). Acute alcohol effects on impulsivity: Associations with drinking and driving behavior. Addiction, 107, 2109-2114.
  • Stepanova, E. V., Bartholow, B. D., Saults, J. S., & Friedman, R. S. (2012). Alcohol-related cues promote automatic racial bias. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48, 905-911.
  • Weinberg, A., Hilgard, J., Bartholow, B. D., & Hajcak, G. (2012). Emotional targets: Evaluative categorization as a function of context and content. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 84, 149–154.
  • Bartholow, B. D., Henry, E. A., Lust, S. A., Saults, J. S., & Wood, P. K. (2012). Alcohol effects on performance monitoring and adjustment: Affect modulation and impairment of evaluative cognitive control. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 121, 173–186.


  • Engelhardt, C.E., Bartholow, B.D., & Saults, J.S. (2011). Violent and nonviolent video games differentially affect physical aggression for individuals high versus low in dispositional anger. Aggressive Behavior, 37, 539-546.
  • Bartholow, B. D., & Dickter, C. L. (2011). Person perception. In J. Decety & J. T. Cacioppo (Eds.), Handbook of social neuroscience (pp. 404-418). New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Amodio, D. M., & Bartholow, B. D. (2011). Event-related potential methods in social cognition. In A. Voss, C. Stahl, & C. Klauer (Eds.), Cognitive methods in social psychology (pp. 303-339).
  • Engelhardt, C. R., Bartholow, B. D., Kerr, G. T. & Bushman, B. J. (2011). This is your brain on violent video games: Neural desensitization to violence predicts increased aggression following violent video game exposure. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 47, 1033-1036.
  • Loersch, C., & Bartholow, B. D. (2011). The color of safety: Ingroup-associated colors make beer safer. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 47, 190-194.


  • Bartholow, B. D. (2010). Event-related brain potentials and social cognition: On using physiological information to constrain social-cognitive theories. Social Cognition, 28, 723-747.
  • Shin, E., Lust, S. A., Henry, E. A., Hopfinger, J. B., & Bartholow, B. D. (2010). Electrophysiological evidence of alcohol-related attentional bias in social drinkers low in alcohol sensitivity. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 24, 508-515.
  • Bartholow, B. D., & Henry, E. A. (2010). Response conflict and affective responses in the control and expression of race bias.Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 4, 871-888.
  • Sestir, M. A., & Bartholow, B. D. (2010). Violent and nonviolent video games produce opposing effects on aggressive and prosocial outcomes. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 46, 934-942.
  • Bushman, B. J., & Bartholow, B. D. (2010). Aggression. In R. F. Baumeister & E. J. Finkel (Eds.), Advanced social psychology (pp. 303-340). New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Freeman, N., Friedman, R. S., Bartholow, B. D., & Wulfert, E. (2010). Effects of alcohol priming on social disinhibition.Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 18, 135-144.
  • Bartholow, B. D., Lust, S. A., & Tragesser, S. (2010). Specificity of P3 event-related potential reactivity to alcohol cues in individuals low in alcohol sensitivity. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 24, 220-228.
  • Dickter, C. L., & Bartholow, B. D. (2010). Ingroup categorization and response conflict: Interactive effects of target race, flanker compatibility and infrequency on N2 amplitude. Psychophysiology, 47, 596-601..
  • Henry, E. A., Bartholow, B. D., & Arndt, J. (2010). Death on the brain: Effects of mortality salience on the neural correlates of ingroup and outgroup categorization. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 5, 77-87.
  • Bartholow, B. D. (2010). On the role of conflict and control in social cognition: Event-related brain potential investigations.Psychophysiology, 47, 201-212.


  • Ito, T. A., & Bartholow, B. D. (2009). The neural correlates of race. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 13, 524-531.
  • Bartholow, B. D., Riordan, M. A., Saults, J. S., & Lust, S. A. (2009). Psychophysiological evidence of response conflict and strategic control of responses in affective priming. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 45, 655-666.
  • Levitt, A ., Sher, K. J., & Bartholow, B. D. (2009). The language of intoxication. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 33, 448-454.
  • Lust, S. A., & Bartholow, B. D. (2009). Self-reported and P3 event-related potential evaluations of condoms: Does what we say match how we feel? Psychophysiology, 46, 420-424.
  • Bartholow, B. D., & Amodio, D. M. (2009). Using event-related brain potentials in social psychological research: A brief review and tutorial. In E. Harmon-Jones & J. S. Beer (Eds.), Methods in social neuroscience (pp. 198-232). New York: Guilford Press.


  • Bartholow, B. D., & Dickter, C. L. (2008). A response conflict account of the effects of stereotypes on racial categorization.Social Cognition, 26, 273-291.


  • Carnagey, N. L., Anderson, C. A., & Bartholow, B. D. (2007). Media violence and social neuroscience: New questions, new opportunities. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 16, 178-182.
  • Bartholow, B. D., Henry, E. A., & Lust, S. A. (2007). Effects of alcohol sensitivity on P3 event-related potential reactivity to alcohol cues. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 21, 555-563.
  • Sher, K. J., Bartholow, B. D., Peuser, K., Erickson, D., & Wood, M. D. (2007). Stress-response dampening effects of alcohol: Attention as a mediator and moderator. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 116, 362-377.
  • Dickter, C. L., & Bartholow, B. D. (2007). Event-related brain potential evidence of ingroup and outgroup attention biases.Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 2, 189-198.
  • Sestir, M., & Bartholow, B. D. (2007). Aggressive cognition and its link with aggressive behavior. In T. A. Gannon, T. Ward, A. R. Beech, & D. Fisher (Eds.), Violent offenders’ cognition: Theory, research, and practice (pp. 157-157-178). Sussex, UK: John Wiley & Sons.
  • Bartholow, B. D., & Dickter, C. L. (2007). Social cognitive neuroscience of person perception: A selective review focused on the event-related brain potential. In E. Harmon-Jones & P. Winkielman (Eds.), Social neuroscience: Integrating biological and psychological explanations of social behavior (pp. 376-400). New York: Guilford Press.
  • Wiers, R. W., Bartholow, B. D., van den Wildenberg, E., Thrush, C., Engels, R., Sher, K. J., Grenard, J., Ames, S. L., & Stacy, A. (2007). Automatic and controlled processes and the development of addictive behaviors in adolescents: A review and a model. Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior, 86, 263-283.
  • Friedman, R. S., McCarthy, D. M., Bartholow, B. D., & Hicks, J. (2007). Interactive effects of alcohol outcome expectancies and alcohol cues on non-consumptive behavior. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 15, 102-114.


  • *Bartholow, B. D., Bushman, B. J., & Sestir, M. A. (2006). Chronic violent video game exposure and desensitization: Behavioral and event-related brain potential data. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 42, 532-539.
  • *This article was digested in Science, Vol. 311, p. 313, 2006.
  • Bartholow, B. D., Dickter, C. L., & Sestir, M. A. (2006). Stereotype activation and control of race bias: Cognitive control of inhibition and its impairment by alcohol. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 90, 272-287.
  • Bartholow, B. D., & Heinz, A. (2006). Alcohol and aggression without consumption: Alcohol cues, aggressive thoughts, and hostile perception bias. Psychological Science, 17, 30-37.


  • Bartholow, B. D., Sestir, M. A., & Davis, E. (2005). Correlates and consequences of exposure to video game violence: Hostile personality, empathy, and aggressive behavior. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 31, 1573-1586.
  • Bartholow, B. D., Pearson, M. A., Dickter, C., Sher, K. J., Fabiani, M., & Gratton, G. (2005). Strategic control and medial frontal negativity: Beyond errors and response conflict. Psychophysiology, 42, 33-42.
  • Bartholow, B. D., Anderson, C. A., Carnagey, N. L., & Benjamin, A. J. Jr. (2005). Interactive effects of life experience and situational cues on aggression: The weapons priming effect in hunters and nonhunters. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 41, 48-60.


  • Bartholow, B. D., & O’Neill, S. E. (2004). Alcohol use and the fraternity and sorority experience: Recent research findings and suggestions for advisors. Perspectives, summer (invited).


  • Bartholow, B. D., Pearson, M. A., Gratton, G., & Fabiani, M. (2003). Effects of alcohol on person perception: A social cognitive neuroscience approach. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 85, 627-638.
  • Bartholow, B. D., Sher, K. J., & Krull, J. L. (2003). Changes in heavy drinking over the third decade of life as a function of collegiate fraternity and sorority involvement: A prospective, multilevel analysis. Health Psychology, 22, 616-626.
  • Bartholow, B. D., Pearson, M. A., Sher, K. J., Wieman, L. C., Fabiani, M., & Gratton, G. (2003). Effects of alcohol consumption and alcohol susceptibility on cognition: A psychophysiological examination. Biological Psychology, 64, 167-190.


  • Bartholow, B. D., & Anderson, C. A. (2002). Effects of violent video games on aggressive behavior: Potential sex differences.Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 38, 283-290.
  • Wood, P. K., Sher, K. J., & Bartholow, B. D. (2002). Alcohol use disorders and cognitive abilities in young adulthood: A prospective study. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 70, 897-907.


  • Bartholow, B. D., Fabiani, M., Gratton, G., & Bettencourt, B. A. (2001). A psychophysiological analysis of cognitive processing of and affective responses to social expectancy violations. Psychological Science, 12, 197-204.
  • Sher, K. J., Bartholow, B. D., & Nanda, S. (2001). Short- and long-term effects of fraternity and sorority membership on heavy drinking: A social norms perspective. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 15, 42-51.


  • Bartholow, B. D., Sher, K. J., & Strathman, A. (2000). Moderation of the expectancy – alcohol use relation by private self-consciousness: data from a longitudinal study. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 26, 1410-1421.
  • Kernahan, C. A., Bartholow, B. D., & Bettencourt, B. A. (2000). Effects of category-based expectancy violation on affect-related evaluations: Toward a comprehensive model. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 22, 85-100.
  • Sher, K. J., Bartholow, B. D., & Wood, M. D. (2000). Personality and substance use disorders: A prospective study. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 68, 818-829.


  • Sher, K. J., Trull, T. J., Bartholow, B. D. & Veith, A. (1999). Personality and alcoholism: Issues, methods, and etiological processes. In K. E. Leonard & H. T. Blane (Eds.), Psychological theories of drinking and alcoholism (2nd Ed., pp. 54-105). New York: Guilford Press.
  • Bettencourt, B. A., & Bartholow, B. D. (1998). The importance of status legitimacy for intergroup attitudes among numerical minorities. Journal of Social Issues, 54, 759-775.
  • Anderson, C. A., Benjamin, A. J. Jr., & Bartholow, B. D. (1998). Does the gun pull the trigger? Automatic priming effects of weapon pictures and weapon names. Psychological Science, 9, 308-314.