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John Holmes

John Holmes

The focus of my research interests is on interpersonal relations, with particular emphasis on the influence of expectations and emotions on social perception and conflict. Recent studies have explored the impact of "positive illusions" and interpersonal trust on appraisals, attributions, and memory in close relationships.

Primary Interests:

  • Causal Attribution
  • Close Relationships
  • Emotion, Mood, Affect
  • Interpersonal Processes
  • Person Perception


Journal Articles:

Other Publications:

  • Holmes, J. G. (1991). Trust and the appraisal process in close relationships. In W. H. Jones & D. Perlman (Eds.), Advances in personal relationships (Vol. 2). London: Jessica Kingsley.
  • Holmes, J. G., & Cameron, J. (2005). An integrated review of theories of interpersonal cognition: An interdependence theory perspective. In M. Baldwin (Ed.), Interpersonal cognition (pp. 415-447). New York: Guilford.
  • Holmes, J. G., & Murray, S. (1996). Interpersonal conflict in close relationships. In E.T. Higgins & A. Kruglanski (Eds.), Social psychology: Handbook of basic mechanisms and processes. New York: Guilford Press.

John Holmes
Department of Psychology
University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1

  • Phone: (519) 888-4567, x33644
  • Fax: (519) 746-8631

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