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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. She is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Nonverbal Behavior and a Fellow of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

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 (9)

Social Psychology

Lifespan Development

Nonverbal Behavior

Nonverbal Communication

Emotions

Person perception

Research Methods

Meta-Analysis

SPSS

Industry Expertise (5)

Professional Training and Coaching

Program Development

Research

Education/Learning

Writing and Editing

Accomplishments (4)

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 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.

Affiliations (4)

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

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 (10)

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

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.