Dr. Corey Guenther

Corey Guenther, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Phone # (402) 280-3165
E-mail: coreyguenther@creighton.edu

Teaches Courses in:
Psychology of Personality; Research Methods and Statistics; Motivation and Emotion, Social Psychology and Introductory Psychology

Research interests:
My primary research examines the interplay between motivational, cognitive, and socio-cultural factors during identity formation and self-concept maintenance. A second area of interest examines how individuals? motivations and na´ve theories about the social world influence their judgments, predictions, and performance in competitive domains.

Representative Publications:


Guenther, C. L., Taylor, S. G., & Alicke, M. D. (2015). Differential reliance on performance outliers in athletic self-assessment. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 45, 374-382.

Alicke, M. D., Zell, E., & Guenther, C. L. (2013). Social self-analysis: Constructing, protecting, and enhancing the self. In J.M. Olson & M.P. Zanna (Eds.), Advances in Experimental Social Psychology (Vol. 48, pp. 173-234).

Guenther, C. L., & Miller, R. L. (2011). Factors that promote student engagement. In R.L. Miller, E. Amsel, B. Kowalewski, C. Beins, K. D. Keith, & B. F. Peden (Eds.), Promoting Student Engagement (Vol.1, pp. 10-17). Society for the Teaching of Psychology.

Alicke, M. D., & Guenther, C. L. (2011). Self-enhancement and self-protection in social judgment. In M. D. Alicke. & C. Sedikides (Eds.), Handbook of Self Enhancement and Self-Protection (pp. 174-191). NY: Guilford.

Guenther, C. L., & Alicke, M. D. (2010). Deconstructing the better-than-average effect. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 99, 755-770.

Tauer, J. M., Guenther, C. L., & Rozek, C. S (2009). Is there a home choke in decisive playoff basketball games? Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 21, 148-162.

Guenther, C. L., & Alicke, M. D. (2008). Self-enhancement and belief perseverance. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 44, 706-712.

Markman, K. D., & Guenther, C. L. (2007). Psychological momentum: Intuitive physics and na´ve beliefs. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 33, 800-812.