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Brandon Schmeichel

APS Fellow
Areas of Speciality
  • Affective Science
  • Personality Processes
  • Social & Personality Psychology
  • (979) 845-9525
  • PSYC 278
Professional Links
Office Hours, Spring 2024
Mondays 2:30-3:30p in PSYC 278
Accepting Students for 2024-2025?

Research Interests

  • Self-control/Willpower
  • Emotion and Emotion Regulation
  • Working Memory
  • Ego Defenses

Recent Publications

  • Baldwin, C. L., Garrison, K. E., Baumeister, R. F., & Schmeichel, B. J. (2022). Making memorable choices: Cognitive control and the self-choice effect in memory. Self and Identity, 21, 363-386.
  • Garrison, K. E., & Schmeichel, B. J. (2022). Getting over it: Working memory capacity and affective responses to stressful events in daily life. Emotion, 22, 418-429.
  • Wang, Z., Chang, Y., Schmeichel, B. J., & Garcia, A. A. (2022). The effects of mental fatigue on effort allocation: Modeling and estimation. Psychological Review, 129, 1457-1485.
  • Garrison, K. E., McDonald, J. B., Crowell, A. L., Kelley, N. J., & Schmeichel, B. J. (2021). Electrocortical effects of acetaminophen during emotional picture viewing, cognitive control, and negative feedback. Cognitive Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience, 21, 390-400.
  • Vohs, K. D., Schmeichel, B. J., Lohmann, S., Gronau, Q. F., Finley, A., Ainsworth, S. E., Alquist, J. L., Baker, M. D., Brizi, A., Bunyi, A. Butschek, G. J., Campbell, C., Capaldi, J., Cau, C., *Chambers, H., Chatzisarantis, N. L. D., Christensen, W. J., Clay, S. L., Curtis, J.,…. Albarracín, D. (2021). A multi-site preregistered paradigmatic test of the ego depletion effect. Psychological Science, 32, 1549-1565.
  • Baldwin, C. L., Finley, A. J., Garrison, K. E., Crowell, A. L., & Schmeichel, B. J. (2019). Higher trait self-control is associated with less intense visceral states. Self and Identity, 18, 576-588.
  • Finley, A. J., & Schmeichel, B. J. (2019). Aftereffects of self-control on positive emotional reactivity. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 45, 1011-1027.
  • Finley, A. J., Tang, D., & Schmeichel, B. J. (2019). Sweet nothings: No effects of self-control exertion on blood glucose levels. Social Psychology, 50, 322-331.
  • Garrison, K. E., Finley, A. J., & Schmeichel, B. J. (2019). Ego depletion reduces attention control: Evidence from two high-powered preregistered experiments. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 45, 728-739.
  • Garrison, K. E., & Schmeichel, B. J. (2019). Effects of emotional content on working memory capacity. Cognition and Emotion, 33, 370-377.
  • Kelley, N. J., Finley, A. J., & Schmeichel, B. J. (2019). After-effects of self-control: The reward responsivity hypothesis. Cognitive Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience, 19, 600-618.


Affiliated Research Cluster

Personality Processes & Affective Science. Willpower; emotion regulation; self-control, motivation, and behavior; ego defenses; individual differences in cognitive ability.