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Nora A. Murphy - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Nora A. Murphy Nora A. Murphy

Professor of Psychology | Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, CA, UNITED STATES

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Biography

Dr. Murphy is a social psychologist who studies nonverbal behavior, first impressions, and person perception accuracy. Much of her research involves the use of “thin-slices,” which are brief video clips of social interactions, to investigate how emotions, personality, and nonverbal behavior shape social outcomes. She also has a methodological interest in meta-analysis, which is a statistical modeling technique designed to synthesize data across multiple studies.
Dr. Murphy is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Nonverbal Behavior; Consulting Editor for the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin; Associate Editor for Frontiers in Psychology. She holds fellowship status at the international Society for Personality and Social Psychology; and the Western Psychological Association. In 2019, Dr. Murphy completed a graduate certificate in Data Science at UCLA Extension.

Education (3)

Northeastern University: Ph.D., Experimental Psychology (Social/Personality) 2003

Northeastern University: M.A., Experimental Psychology (Social/Personality) 2002

Trinity College (CT): B.Sc., Psychology 1996

Social

Areas of Expertise (13)

Interpersonal and Intergroup Processes

Personality

Nonverbal Communication and Personal Perception

SPSS

Meta-Analysis

Research Methods

Person perception

Emotions

Nonverbal Behavior

Lifespan Development

Social Psychology

Psychology

Social Cognition & Communication

Industry Expertise (6)

Publishing

Writing and Editing

Education/Learning

Research

Program Development

Professional Training and Coaching

Accomplishments (6)

Graduate Certificate in Data Science (professional)

2019-06-01

UCLA Extension

Fellow of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (professional)

2019-08-01

World’s largest organization of social and personality psychologists, dedicated to advancing the science, teaching, and application of social and personality psychology.

Phi Kappa Phi (professional)

Interdisciplinary National Honor Society

Pi Gamma Mu (professional)

International Honor Society in Social Sciences

Psi Chi (professional)

National Honor Society in Psychology

Fellow of the Western Psychological Association (professional)

2022-02-01

Founded in 1921, the Western Psychological Association (WPA) is a professional organization dedicated to promoting processes of research and scholarship in the behavioral sciences.

Affiliations (5)

  • Association for Psychological Science
  • Society of Experimental Social Psychology
  • Society for Personality and Social Psychology
  • Society for the Teaching of Psychology
  • Social Psychology Network

Courses (6)

General Psychology

General Psychology

Research Methods

Research Methods

Lifespan Development

Lifespan Development

Advanced Research Methods

Advanced Research Methods

Stereotypes, Prejudice, and Discrimination seminar

Stereotypes, Prejudice, and Discrimination seminar

Careers in Psychology

How to pursue careers in Psychology and related fields

Articles (13)

The judgment of personality: An overview of current empirical research findings

Personality Science

Letzring, T., Murphy, N. A., Allik, J., Beer, A., Zimmerman, J., & Leising, D. (2021). The judgment of personality: An overview of current empirical research findings. Personality Science, 2, e6043. https://doi.org/10.5964/ps.6043

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Capturing behavior in small doses: A review of comparative research in evaluating thin slices for behavioral measurement

Frontiers in Psychology

Murphy, N. A., & Hall, J. A. (2021). Capturing behavior in small doses: A review of comparative research in evaluating thin slices for behavioral measurement. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 667326. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.667326

A meta-analysis of the relationship between emotion recognition ability and intelligence

Cognition and Emotion

Schlagel, K., Schmid Mast, M., Palese, T., Rammsayer, T., Murphy, N. A., & Hall, J. A. (2020). A meta-analysis of the relationship between emotion recognition ability and intelligence. Cognition and Emotion, 34(2), 329-351. https://doi.org/10.1080/02699931.2019.1632801

Nonverbal communication

Annual Review of Psychology

Hall, J. A., Horgan, T., & Murphy, N. A. (2019). Nonverbal communication. Annual Review of Psychology, 70, 271-294. https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-psych-010418-103145

Predictive validity of thin-slice nonverbal behavior from social interactions

Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin

Murphy, N. A., Hall, J. A., Ruben, M. A., Frauendorfer, D., Schmid Mast, M., Johnson, K., E., & Nguyen, L. (2019). Predictive validity of thin-slice nonverbal behavior from social interactions. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 45(7), 983-993. https://doi.org/10.1177/0146167218802834

Using thin slices to investigate impression formation and to measure interpersonal behavior from recorded social interactions

SAGE Research Methods Cases

Murphy, N. A. (2018). Using thin slices to investigate impression formation and to measure interpersonal behavior from recorded social interactions. In SAGE Research Methods Cases. https://doi.org/10.4135/9781526437464

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Would a Basic Income Guarantee reduce the motivation to work? An analysis of labor responses in 16 trial programs

Basic Income Studies

Gilbert, R. L., & Murphy, N. A., Stepka, A., Barrett, M., & Worku, D. (2018). Would a Basic Income Guarantee reduce the motivation to work? An analysis of labor responses in 16 trial programs. Basic Income Studies, 13(2). https://doi.org/10.1515/bis-2018-0011

Nonverbal self-accuracy: Individual differences in knowing one’s own social interaction behavior

Personality and Individual Differences

2016-10-01

Murphy, N. A., Schmid Mast, M., & Hall, J. A. (2016). Nonverbal self-accuracy: Individual differences in knowing one’s own social interaction behavior. Personality and Individual Differences, 101, 30-34. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2016.05.023

What we know and the future of accuracy research

The Social Psychology of Perceiving Others Accurately

Murphy, N. A. (2016). What we know and the future of accuracy research. In J. A. Hall, M. Schmid Mast, & West, T. V. (Eds.), The social psychology of perceiving others accurately. Cambridge University Press.

Reliability and validity of nonverbal thin slices in social interactions

Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin

Murphy, N. A., Hall, J. A., Schmid Mast, M., Ruben, M., Frauendorfer, D., Blanch-Hartigan, D., Roter, D. L., & Nguyen, L. (2015). Reliability and validity of nonverbal thin slices in social interactions. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 41, 199-213. doi: 10.1177/0146167214559902

Psychology Island: A case study of interdisciplinary education in a 3D virtual world

Virtual Worlds in Online Learning: Cases and Applications

Gilbert, R. L., Dionisio, J. D. N., & Murphy, N. A. (2015). Psychology Island: A case study of interdisciplinary education in a 3D virtual world (pp. 121-134). In S. Gregory, M. J. W. Lee, B. Dalgarno, & B. Tynan (Eds.), Virtual worlds in online learning: Cases and applications. Hauppauge, NY: NOVA Science

Predicting future intelligence and scholastic success with a single item: From early childhood to adulthood

Journal of Intelligence

Dunkel, C. S., & Murphy, N. A. (2014). Predicting future intelligence and scholastic success with a single item: From early childhood to adulthood. Journal of Intelligence, 2, 68-81. doi: 10.3390/jintelligence2030068

Nonverbal perception

The SAGE Handbook of Social Cognition

Murphy, N. A. (2012). Nonverbal perception. In S. T. Fiske & C. N. Macrae (Eds.), The SAGE handbook of social cognition (pp. 196-215). London: SAGE Publications.