My publications

Hildebrandt, L., McCall, C., Engen, H., & Singer, T. (in press). Spontaneous Regulation of Sympathetic and Subjectively Rated Levels of Arousal during Continuous Threat is Predicted by Resilience, Heart Rate Variability, and Cognitive Flexibility. Psychophysiology.

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.