Sarah Beth Bell

  • Social Psychology Graduate Student; Advisor: Dr. Nathan DeWall
  • Self-control, individual differences, brain stimulation
  • Psychology
  • Social Psychology
0004 Kastle Hall
Graduate Training

Mentor: Dr. Nathan DeWall

Research Interests
I am interested in studying the interplay between motivational level, self-control, and reward sensitivity as well as how individual differences affect these constructs.  Subareas of self-control that I study include impulsivity and aggressive behavior.  Recently, I have extended my research line to include implicit bias, which can be thought of as a failure in self-regulation.  
I often use transcranial direct current brain stimulation in my research.  A preprint of a recent meta-analysis on transcranial direct current brain stimulation and multiple realms of social psychology can be found at
I enjoy teaching very much, and have been a primary instructor for research methods at UK, a cultural psychology psychology capstone at Eastern Kentucky Univeristy, and introductory psychology at Transylvania University.  
Representative Publications
Enjaian, B.M. Bell, S.B., Whitt, Z. & DeWall, C.N. (in press). Social-cognitive processes in the development of antisocial and violent behavior. In A.T. Vazonyi, D.J. Fannery, & M. DeLisi (Eds.) The Cambridge Handbook of Violent Behavior and Aggression, 2nd edition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Bell, S.B & DeWall, C. N. (in press). Stigmatism and ostracism.  In T. Shackelford & V. Weekes-Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. Springer International Publishing.
DeWall, C. N., Bell, S.B., & Enjain, B.M. (in press). Only the lonely: The curious case of exclusion and rejection.  In K. Williams & S. Nida (Eds.), Frontiers handbook of ostracism, social exclusion, and rejection. New York, NY: Psychology Press.
Enter your linkblue username.
Enter your linkblue password.
Secure Login

This login is SSL protected