My publications

Hildebrandt, L.K., McCall, C., & Singer, T. (2017). Differential Effects of Attention-, Compassion-, and Socio-Cognitively Based Mental Practices on Self-Reports of Mindfulness and Compassion. Mindfulness.

Weick, M., McCall, C., and Blascovich, J. (2017). Power Moves Beyond Complementarity: A Staring Look Elicits Avoidance in Low Power Perceivers and Approach in High Power Perceivers. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.

McCall, C. (2017). Mapping Social Interactions: The Science of Proxemics. In M. Wöhr Sören Krach (Eds.), Social Behavior from Rodents to Humans: Neural Foundations and Clinical Implications. Volume 30 of the series Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences pp 295-308.

Hildebrandt, L. K., McCall, C., Engen, H. G., & Singer, T. (2016). Cognitive flexibility, heart rate variability, and resilience predict fine‐grained regulation of arousal during prolonged threat. Psychophysiology, 53(6), 880-890.

McCall, C. (in press). Mapping Social Interactions: The Science of Proxemics. In M. Wöhr Sören Krach (Eds.), Social Behavior from Rodents to Humans: Neural Foundations and Clinical Implications. Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences.

McCall, C., Hildebrandt, L. K., Hartmann, R., Baczkowski, B. M., & Singer, T. (2016). Introducing the Wunderkammer as a tool for emotion research: Unconstrained gaze and movement patterns in three emotionally evocative virtual worlds. Computers in Human Behavior, 59, 93-107.

McCall, C., Hildebrandt, L., Bornemann, B., & Singer, T. (2015). Physiophenomenology in Retrospect: Memory Reliably Reflects Physiological Arousal During a Prior Threatening Experience. Consciousness and Cognition, 38, 60-70.

McCall, C., & Singer, T. (2015). Facing Off with Unfair Others: Introducing Proxemic Imaging as an Implicit Measure of Approach and Avoidance during Social Interaction, PLoS ONE.

McCall, C. , Steinbeis, N., & Singer, T. (2014). Compassion Meditators Show Less Anger, Less Punishment and More Compensation of Victims in Response to Fairness Violations, Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 8: 424.

McCall, C. (2013). Social Cognition in the Cyborg Age: Embodiment and the Internet. Psychological Inquiry, 24, 314-320.

Deiglmayr, A., Paus, E., McCall, C., Mullins, D., Berthold, K., Wittwer, J, Krämer, N, & Rummel, N. (2013). Toward an integration of the learning and communication perspectives in computer-supported instructional communication. Journal of Media Psychology, 24, 180-189.

McCall, C. & Singer, T. (2013). Empathy and the brain. In Baron-Cohen, Tager-Flusberg, and Lombardo (Eds.) Understanding Other Minds, 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Blascovich, J. & McCall, C. (2013). Social influence in virtual environments. In K. E. Dill (Ed.) The Oxford Handbook of Media Psychology (pp. 305-3115). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

McCall, C. (2012). Brooklynites, bike accidents, and the science of compassion. HuffingtonPost.

McCall, C. & Singer, T. (2012). The animal and human neuroendocrinology of social cognition, motivation and behavior. Nature Neuroscience, 15, 681-688.

Ma-Kellams, C., Blascovich, J., & McCall, C. (2012). Culture and the body: East–West differences in visceral perception. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 102, 718-728.

Kane, H., McCall, C., Collins, N., & Blascovich, J.B. (2012). Mere presence is not enough: Responsive support in a virtual world. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48(1), 37-44.

McCall, C., Tipper, C., Blascovich, J., & Grafton, S.T. (2011). Attitudes Trigger Motor Behavior Through Conditioned Associations: Neural and Behavioral Evidence. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 7(7), 841-849.

McCall, C. (2010). The plasticity of attitude embodiment. Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering. Vol. 70 (11-B) 7269.

Blascovich, J., & McCall, C. (2010). Attitudes in virtual reality. In Forgas, J. P., Cooper, J., Crano, W.D. (Eds.), The psychology of attitudes and attitude change (pp. 283-297). New York: Psychology Press.

Stel, M., Blascovich, J., McCall, C., Mastop, J., Van Baaren, R.B., & Vonk, R. (2010). Mimicking disliked others: Effects of a priori liking on the mimicry-liking link. European Journal of Social Psychology, 40,876-880.

Stel, M., Van Baaren, R., Blascovich, J., McCall, C., Pollmann, M.M.H., van Leeuwen, Mastop, J., & Vonk, R. (2010). Effects of a priori liking on the elicitation of mimicry. Experimental Psychology, 57, 412-418.

McCall, C., Bunyan, D.P., Bailenson, J.B., Blascovich, J., & Beall, A. (2009). Leveraging Collaborative Virtual Environment Technology for Inter-Population Research on Persuasion in a Classroom Setting. PRESENCE: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments, 18, 361-369.

Kaphingst, K. A., Persky, S., McCall, C., Lachance, C., Beall, A. C., & Blascovich, J. (2009) Testing the effects of educational strategies on comprehension of a genomic concept using virtual reality technology. Patient Education and Counseling, 77, 224-230.

McCall, C. & Blascovich, J. (2009) How, when, and why to use digital experimental virtual environments to study social behavior. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 3: 744-758.

McCall, C., Blascovich, J., Young, A, Persky, S. (2009) Using immersive virtual environments to measure proxemic behavior and to predict aggression. Social Influence, 4, 138-154.

Persky, S., Kaphingst, K. A., McCall, C., Lachance, C., Beall, A. C., & Blascovich, J. (2009) Presence relates to distinct outcomes in two virtual environments employing different learning modalities. Cyberpsychology and Behavior, 12, 263-268.

Bailenson, J.N., Davies, A., Beall. A.C., Blascovich, J., Guadagno, R. E., & McCall, C. (2008). The effects of witness viewpoint distance, angle, and choice on eyewitness accuracy in police lineups conducted in immersive virtual environments. PRESENCE: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments, 17(3), 242-255.

Gillath, O., McCall, C.A., Shaver, P., Blascovich J.B. (2008) Reactions to a needy virtual person: Using an immersive virtual environment to measure prosocial tendencies. Media Psychology, 11, 259-282.

McCall, C. (2008) Vizard Teacher in a Book: A beginner’s guide to programming virtual worlds. Santa Barbara: Worldviz (available at

McCall, C. & Dasgupta N. (2007). The malleability of men’s gender self-concept. Self and Identity, 6.

Guadagno, R.E., Blascovich, J., Bailenson, J.N., McCall, C. (2007). Virtual humans and persuasion: The effects of agency and behavioral realism. Media Psychology, 10, 1-22.

Gabriel, R.H., Klein, S.B. & McCall, C.A. (2007). Emotional reactions to human faces in a prosopagnosia patient. Cognition and Emotion,22, 977-983.

Gillen M., Kools S., McCall C., Sum J., Moulden K. (2004). Construction managers’ perceptions of construction safety practices in small and large firms: A qualitative investigation. Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation, 23, 245-256.

Gillen M., Kools S., Sum J., McCall C., & Moulden K. (2004). Construction workers’ perceptions of management safety practices: a qualitative investigation. Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation, 23, 233-243.

Duong T., Cruz E., Rodas A., McCall C., Menendez E., Carmody E., Tulsky J., & White M. (2003). Strategies for effective education in a jail setting: the tuberculosis prevention project, Health Promotion Practice, 4, 422-429.