This page lists only my contributions to academic publications. Other work I have authored is disseminated in outlets such the Effective Altruism forum and the BASIS. Feel free to e-mail me if you cannot access material that is behind a paywall, or if you would like to see the latest version of a pre-print. 

* = equal contributions 

Luong, R., McAuliffe, W.H.B., Flake, J.K….Li, Y. (2022). Structural validity evidence for the Oxford Utilitarianism Scale across 14 languages. Stage 1 Registered Report, Conditionally Accepted at Psychological Test Adaptation and Development.

McCauley, T.G., McAuliffe, W.H.B., & McCullough, M.E. (under review). Does empathy promote helping by activating altruistic motivation or concern about social evaluation? A direct replication of Fultz et al. (1986).

Edson, T.C., Slabczynski, J.M., Lee, T.G., McAuliffe, W.H.B.., & Gray, H.M. (2022). A meta-analytic investigation of problem gambling and self-harm: A causal inference perspective. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors.

McAuliffe, W.H.B., Edson, T.C., Louderback, E.R., LaPlante, D.A., & Nelson, S.E. (2022). Using “Markers of Harm” to track risky gambling in two cohorts of online sports bettors. Journal of Gambling Studies.

McAuliffe, W.H.B., Edson, T.C., Louderback, E.R., LaRaja, A., & LaPlante, D.A. (2021). Responsible product design to mitigate excessive gambling: A scoping review and z-curve analysis of replicability. PLOS One.

Beshears, J., Gjoneska, B., Schmidt, K., Pfuhl, G., Saari, T., McAuliffe, W.H.B., Steltenpohl, C.N., Onie, S., Chartier, C.R., & Moshontz, H. (invited chapter). Psychological Science Accelerator: A promising resource for clinical psychology. Psychological Science Accelerator: A promising resource for clinical psychology. In: S. Lilienfeld, A. Masuda, W. O’Donohue (eds). Questionable Research Practices: Designing, Conducting, and Reporting Sound Research. Springer. 

Sanyal, M., McAuliffe, W.H.B., & Curry, O.S. (2021). Gross ethics: Investigating the role of disgust in bioethics. Current Psychology.

Kessler, R.C., Bauer, M., Bishop, T., Demler, O.,  Dobscha, S., Gildea, S, Goulet, J., Karras, E., Kreyenbuhl, J., Landes, S., Liu, H., Luedtke, A., Mair, P., McAuliffe, W.H.B., Nock, M., Petukhova, M., Pigeon, W., Sampson, N., Smoller, J., Weinstock, L., & Bossarte, R. Using administrative data to predict suicide after psychiatric hospitalization. (2020). Frontiers in Psychiatry. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2020.00390

McAuliffe, W.H.B.*, Moshontz, H.*, McCauley, T.G.,  & McCullough, M.E. (2020). Searching for prosociality in qualitative data: Comparing manual, closed-vocabulary, and open-vocabulary methods. European Journal of Personality.

Pedersen, E.J., McAuliffe, W.H.B., Shah, Y., Tanaka, H., Ohtsubo, Y., & McCullough, M.E. (2020). When and why do third parties punish outside of the lab? A cross-cultural recall study. Social Psychological and Personality Science.

McAuliffe, W.H.B.*, Carter, E.C.*, Berhane, J., Snihur, A.C., & McCullough, M.E. (2020).  Is empathy the default response to suffering? A meta-analytic evaluation of perspective-taking instructions’ effects on empathic concern. Personality and Social Psychology Review,  24(2), 141–162.

McAuliffe, W.H.B., Burton-Chellew, M.N., & McCullough, M.E. (2019). Cooperation and learning in unfamiliar situations. Current Directions in Psychological Science28(5) 436–440.

McAuliffe, W.H.B. & McCullough, M.E. (2019). Moral reasoning performance determines epistemic peerdom. Behavioral and Brain Sciences24, e146, 33-34.

McAuliffe, W.H.B., Forster, D.E., Pedersen, E.J., & McCullough, M.E. (2019). Does cooperation in the laboratory reflect the operation of a broad trait? European Journal of Personality, 33, 89-103.

McAuliffe, W.H.B. (2019). Do emotions play an essential role in moral judgments? Thinking & Reasoning, 25(2), 207-230.

McAuliffe, W.H.B., Forster, D.E., Pedersen, E.J., & McCullough, M.E. (2018). Experience with anonymous interactions reduces intuitive cooperation. Nature Human Behaviour, 12(2), 909-914. 

Pedersen, E.J., McAuliffe, W.H.B., McCullough, M.E. (2018). The unresponsive avenger: More evidence that disinterested third parties do not punish altruistically. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 147(4), 514-544. 

McAuliffe, W.H.B., Forster, D.E., Philippe, J., & McCullough, M.E. (2018). Digital Altruists: Resolving key questions about the empathy-altruism hypothesis in an internet sample. Emotion, 18(4), 493-506.

McAuliffe, W.H.B. & McCullough, M.E. (2017). Validation is a Galilean enterprise. Evolution and Human Behavior, 38(3), 279-280.

McAuliffe, W.H.B. (2016). Review of What’s Wrong with Morality? Philosophical Psychology, 29(7), 1083-1086.

McAuliffe, W.H.B. (2015). How did abduction become confused with inference to the best explanation? Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society: A Quarterly Journal in American Philosophy, 51(3), 300-319.

McAuliffe, W. H. B. (Doctoral dissertation, University of Miami). Can Studies of Trait Altruism be Trusted?

McAuliffe, W. H. B. (Master’s Thesis, University of Miami). The psychology of common knowledge explains the appearance of altruistic and moral motivation.