[Note: Professor John Darley died August 31, 2018, in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, of complications from Lewy body dementia. Social Psychology Network is maintaining this profile for visitors who wish to learn more about Professor Darley's work.]
John Darley is Warren Professor of Psychology at Princeton University, where he joined the faculty in 1968. Professor Darley is a former president of the American Psychological Society and recipient of numerous national awards, including the American Association for the Advancement of Science Socio-Psychological Essay Prize (with Bibb Latané), the Society of Experimental Social Psychology Distinguished Scientist Award, and the American Psychological Foundation Media Award for Distinguished Contributions in Communicating Psychology to the Public. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Psychological Society, the American Psychological Association, and the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues.
Much of Professor Darley's research has focused decisions and actions that have moral components or implications (e.g., decisions about whether to punish someone for a transgression). Related to this, he is also interested in interpersonal power, how it plays out in social interactions, and how people attempt to manage others with incentive systems.
- Applied Social Psychology
- Causal Attribution
- Ethics and Morality
- Health Psychology
- Helping, Prosocial Behavior
- Interpersonal Processes
- Judgment and Decision Making
- Law and Public Policy
- Persuasion, Social Influence
- Prejudice and Stereotyping
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- Darley, J. M., & Cooper, J. (Eds.). (1998). Attribution and social interaction: The legacy of Edward E. Jones. Washington, DC.: American Psychological Association.
- Darley, J. M., Messick, D. M., & Tyler, T. R. (Eds.). (2001). Social influences on ethical behavior in organizations. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
- Darley, J. M., Zanna, M. P., & Roediger, H. L., III (Eds.). (2003). The compleat academic: A career guide (2nd ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
- Latané, B., & Darley, J. M. (1970). The unresponsive bystander: Why doesn't he help? New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts.
- Robinson, P. H., & Darley, J. M. (1995). Justice, liability and blame: Community views and the criminal law. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.
- Carlsmith, K. M., Darley, J. M., & Robinson, P. H. (2002). Why do we punish? Deterrence and just deserts as motives for punishment. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 83, 284-299.
- Darley, J. M., Lewis, L., & Teger, A. (1973). Do groups always inhibit individuals' responses to potential emergencies? Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 26, 395-400.
- Darley, J. M., & Pittman, T. S. (2003). The psychology of compensatory and retributive justice. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 7, 324-336.
- Kempton, W., Darley, J. M., & Stern, P. C. (1992). Psychological research for the new energy problems. American Psychologist, 47, 1213-1223.
- Robbenholt, J., Darley, J. M., & MacCoun, R. J. (2003). Symbolism and incommensurability in civil sanctioning: Decision makers as goal managers. Brooklyn Law Review, 68, 1121-1158.
- Robinson, P. H., & Darley, J. M. (2004). Does criminal law deter? A behavioural science investigation. Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, 24, 173-205.
- Robinson, P. H., & Darley, J. M. (2003). The role of deterrence in the formulation of criminal law rules: At its worst when doing its best. Georgetown Law Journal, 91, 949-1002.
- Sanderson, C. A., Darley, J. M., & Messinger, C. S. (2002). I'm not as thin as you think I am: The development and consequences of feeling from the thinness norm. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 28, 172-183.
- Stone, J., Lynch, C., Sjomeling, M., & Darley, J. M. (1999). Stereotype threat effects on black and white athletic performance. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 77, 1213-1227.
- Advanced Social Psychology