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Paul Zarnoth  |  Scholarship  |  Service  

Education:

  • Ph.D. Social and Organizational Psychology, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, 1998
  • B.A. Psychology and Economics & Management, Beloit College; Beloit, WI, 1991

Teaching Experience:

  • Associate Professor - Saint Mary's College of California (2005 - Present)
  • Assistant Professor of Psychology - Saint Marys College of California, Moraga, CA. (2002 - 2005)
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology - Hamilton College, Clinton, NY (1999 - 2002)
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology - Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA. (1998 - 1999)
  • Visiting Instructor of Psychology - Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL. (1997 - 1998)
  • Teaching Assistant - University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, Urbana, IL. (1991 - 1996)
    1991 to 1993, 1995 to 1996

Presentations:

Selected Presentations

  • It Isn't My Fault, So It Isn't Yours Either: Social Projection and Blame Avoidance in Groups. Zarnoth, Paul, Nguyen, Angela, Hernandez, Lesley, Wright, Whitney and Evans, Carol V.
    Society for Personality and Social Psychology
    (2011)
  • The protective function of the group-serving bias. Zarnoth, Paul, Gourley, Amanda, Moosavi, Shawhin and Alves, Dean
    Society for Personality and Social Psychology
    (2010)
  • The Effects of Success or Failure on Group Identification. Evans, Carol V., Hernandez, Lesley, Nguyen, Angela, Wright, Whitney and Zarnoth, Paul
    Western Psychology Conference for Undergraduate Research
    (2010)
  • Self-anchoring as an explanation for the group-serving bias. Zarnoth, Paul, Oshi-Ojuri, Morenike F., Raines, Christo R. and Noakes, Elizabeth S.
    Society for Personality and Social Psychology
    (2009)
  • Exploring the impact of a cohesiveness manipulation and individualism/collectivism on group identity and blame attribution. Gourley, Amanda, Alves, Dean, Moosavi, Shawhin and Zarnoth, Paul
    Western Psychology Conference for Undergraduate Research
    (2009)
  • Individual differences in decision making and causal attribution. Zarnoth, Paul, Rodriguez, Megan, Pope, Jenna and Freimuth, John
    Society for Personality and Social Psychology
    (2008)
  • Elements of control and depression in behavior-related and non-behavior-related illnesses. Freimuth, John W. and Zarnoth, Paul
    Western Psychology Conference for Undergraduate Research
    (2008)
  • Attributions of success or failure in leader-group situations (Award for the top presentation of the conference). Raines, Christo R., Noakes, Elizabeth S., Oshi-Ojuri, Morenike F. and Zarnoth, Paul
    Western Psychology Conference for Undergraduate Research
    Award for top presentation
    (2008)
  • Decision making style as a predictor of depression.. Zarnoth, Paul, Freimuth, John, Pope, Jenna and Rodriguez, Megan
    Society for Judgment and Decision Making
    (2007)
  • Are you a match for misery? The relationships among gender, cognitive differences and depression. Pope, Jenna, Freimuth, John, Rodriguez, Megan and Zarnoth, Paul (poster)
    Western Psychology Conference for Undergraduate Research
    (2007)
  • Task difficulty and confidence: Decision style as a moderator variable. Zarnoth, Paul, Harden, Catherine, Melo, Elizabeth and Lopez, Elizabeth (poster)
    Society for Judgment and Decision Making
    (2006)
  • The effects of gender and cognitive style on confidence level and the ability to problem solve. Lopez, Marissa, Melo, Elizabeth, Harden, Catherine and Zarnoth, Paul (poster)
    Western Psychology Conference for Undergraduate Research
    (2006)
  • Limiting conditions of the impact of eyewitness confidence on verdict preference: Ulterior motives and viewing conditions. Zarnoth, Paul (paper)
    American Psychology - Law Society
    (2006)
  • Individual differences in decision style: A comparison of three measures.. Zarnoth, Paul
    Judgment and Decision Making Society
    (2005)
  • How the viewing conditions, motive, and confidence of an eyewitness influence a juror's verdict. Moseman, Sarah, Petty, Jacqueline, Walker, Matt and Zarnoth, Paul (poster)
    Western Psychology Conference for Undergraduate Research
    (2005)
  • Reactance in the courtroom: Are confident eyewitnesses always more influential?. Zarnoth, Paul (poster)
    Society for Personality and Social Psychology
    (2005)
  • The impact of gender and confidence on juror verdicts.. Girardey, Brigette, Kremer, Erin and Zarnoth, Paul (poster)
    Western Psychology Conference for Undergraduate Research
    (2004)
  • Bias in the courtroom: Do jurors always trust confident eyewitnesses? In D. Budescu (Chair), Symposium in Honor of Janet Sniezek. Zarnoth, Paul and Colgan, Jennifer (invited, paper, primary presenter)
    Judgment and Decision Making Society
    (2003)
  • Decision style in the courtroom: Individual differences in the reactions to an expert witness. Zarnoth, Paul and Ford, M (talk, speech or lecture)
    Annual Meeting of the Judgment and Decision Making Society, Kansas City, MO
    (2002)
  • Individual perceptions of responsibility and leadership by members of interacting groups. Zarnoth, Paul and Guerin, A. J. (talk, speech or lecture)
    Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Savannah, GA
    (2002)
  • Intuitive and analytic decision makers: Individual differences in the use of available information. Zarnoth, Paul and Arikian, A.J. (talk, speech or lecture)
    Annual Meeting of the Judgment and Decision Making Society, Orlando, FL
    (2001)
  • The role of intuition in problem-solving confidence and performance. Zarnoth, Paul and Pashaian, L (talk, speech or lecture)
    Annual Meeting of the Judgment and Decision Making Society, Los Angeles, CA,
    (1999)
  • Non-expert decision makers= reactions to point versus range estimates of probability. Zarnoth, Paul, Davis, J.H., Rantilla, A.K. and Nadler, J (talk, speech or lecture)
    Annual Meeting of the Judgment and Decision Making Society, Dallas, TX,
    (1998)
  • Overconfidence and inferred biases in persuasion. Zarnoth, Paul and Sniezek, J.A. (talk, speech or lecture)
    Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL,
    (1997)
  • Effects of response format on group decision making". Zarnoth, Paul, Rantilla, A.K., Nadler, J, Koesterer, K, Irwin, J.R., Davis, J.H. and Au, W.T. (talk, speech or lecture)
    Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL
    (1997)
  • Agenda order in group decisions about embedded public hazards. Zarnoth, Paul, Nadler, J, Koesterer, K, Au, W.T., Davis, J.H. and Irwin, J.R. (talk, speech or lecture)
    Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL
    (1997)
  • Procedural mechanisms, dread risk, and group and individual decision making. Zarnoth, Paul, Nadler, J, Davis, H, Spulock,, D.G., Au, W.T., Koesterer,, K and Rantilla, A.K. (talk, speech or lecture)
    Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL
    (1997)
  • The distance-exclusion model of quantitative group decision making. Zarnoth, Paul and Davis, J.H. (talk, speech or lecture)
    Annual Meeting of the Judgment and Decision Making Society, Chicago, IL
    (1996)
  • The use of prompts to promote cooperation in a social dilemma. Zarnoth, Paul and Bouas, K. (talk, speech or lecture)
    Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL
    (1995)
  • Controlling overconfidence: More-is-better versus less-is-better rules for choosing group size". Zarnoth, Paul and Sniezek, J. A. (talk, speech or lecture)
    Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL
    (1995)

Publications:

  • Zarnoth, Paul, Nadler, J, Koesterer, K, Au, W.T., Davis, J.H. and Irwin, J.R. "Order effects in individual and group policy allocations." Group Processes and Intergroup Relations 4 (2001): 99-115
  • Zarnoth, Paul. "The committee charge, framing interpersonal agreement, and consensus models of group quantitative judgment." Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes 72 (1997): 137-157
  • Zarnoth, Paul and Sniezek, J. A. "The social influence of confidence in group decision making." Journal of Experimental Social Psychology 33 (1997): 345-366
  • Zarnoth, Paul. "The effects of group size and procedural influence on consensual judgments of quantity: The example of damage awards and mock civil juries.." Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 73 (1997): 703-718
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