My curriculum vitae.

2017 and in press

Buhrmester, M.D., Talaifar, S., & Gosling, S. (accepted). An evaluation of the rapid rise of MTurk and recommendations for its effective use. Perspectives on Psychological Science.

Lanman, J. & Buhrmester, M.D. (2017). Religious actions speak louder than words: CREDs exposure predicts theism. Religion, Brain, and Behavior, 7(1), 3-16.

Whitehouse, H., Jong, J., Buhrmester, M.D., Gómez, Á., Bastian, B., Kavanagh, C., Newson, M., Mathews, M., Lanman, J., & Gavrilets, S. (2017). The evolution of extreme cooperation via shared dysphoric experiences. Nature: Scientific Reports, 7, 44292.


Newson, M., Buhrmester, M.D., Whitehouse, H. (2016). Explaining lifelong loyalty: the role of identity fusion and self-shaping group events. PLoS One, 11(8), 1-13.

Jimenez, J., Gómez, Á., Buhrmester, M. D., Vazquez, A, Whitehouse, H., & Swann, W. B. (2016). The Dynamic Identity Fusion Index (DIFI): A new continuous measure of identity fusion for Web-based questionnaires. Social Science Computer Review.


Buhrmester, M.D., & Swann, W.B., Jr. (2015). Identity fusion. Emerging Trends in the Social and Behavioral Sciences: An Interdisciplinary, Searchable, and Linkable Resource. 1–15. DOI: 10.1002/9781118900772.etrds0172

Swann, W.B., Jr., & Buhrmester, M.D. (2015). Identity Fusion. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 24, 52-57.

Bastian, B., Bain, P., Buhrmester, M.D., Gomez, A., Vazquez, A., & Swann, W.B. Jr. (2015). Moral vitalism: Seeing good and evil as real. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.


Buhrmester, M.D., Fraser, W.T., Lanman, J., Whitehouse, H., & Swann, W.B. Jr. (2014). When terror hits home: Fused Americans who saw Boston bombing victims as “family” provided aid. Self & Identity, 1-18.

Whitehouse, H., McQuinn, B., Buhrmester, M.D., Swann, W.B. (2014). Brothers in arms: Libyan revolutionaries bond like family. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Swann, W.B., Jr., Buhrmester, M.D., Gómez, A., Jetten, J., Bastian, B., Vázquez A., et al. (2014). What makes a group worth dying for? Identity fusion fosters perception of familial ties, promoting self-sacrifice. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 106 (6), 912.

Swann, W.B., Jr., Gómez, A., Buhrmester, M.D., López-Rodríguez, L., Jiménez, J., et al. (2014) Contemplating the ultimate sacrifice: Identity fusion channels pro-group affect, cognition, and moral decision making. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 106 (5), 713.


Seih, Y.T., Buhrmester, M.D., Lin, Y.C., Huang, C.L., Swann, W.B., Jr. (2013) Do people want to be flattered or understood? The cross-cultural universality of self-verification. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology 49 (1), 169-172.

Buhrmester, M.D. (2013) Understanding the cognitive and affective underpinnings of whistleblowing. Dissertation.


Buhrmester, M.D., Gómez, Á., Brooks, M.L., Morales, J.F., Fernández, S., et al. (2012). My group’s fate is my fate: Identity-fused Americans and Spaniards link personal life quality to outcome of 2008 elections. Basic and Applied Social Psychology 34 (6), 527-533.

 Swann, W.B., Jr. and  Buhrmester, M.D. (2012) Self as functional fiction. Social Cognition 30 (4), 415-430.

Buhrmester, M., Kwang, T., & Gosling, S.D. (2011) Amazon’s Mechanical Turk a new source of inexpensive, yet high-quality, data? Perspectives on Psychological Science 6 (1), 3-5.

 Gómez, A. Brooks, M.L., Buhrmester, M.D., Vázquez, A., Jetten, J, Swann, W.B., Jr. (2011) On the nature of identity fusion: insights into the construct and a new measure. Journal of personality and social psychology 100 (5), 918. 

 Swann Jr, W.B., and Buhrmester, M.D. (2011) Self-Verification: The Search for Coherence. M. Leary & J. Tangney (Eds.) Handbook of Self and Identity 2nd Edition.

 Buhrmester, M.D., Blanton, H., and Swann, W.B., Jr. (2011) Implicit self-esteem: nature, measurement, and a new way forward. Journal of personality and social psychology 100 (2), 365.