Samantha Heintzelman

Diener-Oishi Lab


Recent Publications
  • Buttrick, N. R., Heintzelman, S. J., & Oishi, S. (in press). Inequality and well-being. Current Opinion in Psychology.
  • Kushlev, K., & Heintzelman, S. J. (in press). Put the phone down: Testing a complement–interfere model of computer-mediated communication in the context of face-to-face interactions. Social Psychological and Personality Science.
  • Heintzelman, S. J. (in press). Meaning in life in context. In J. Maddux (Ed.) Social Psychological Foundations of Well-Being and Life Satisfaction. Routledge.
  • Heintzelman, S. J., & Tay, L. (in press). Subjective well-being: Payoffs of being happy and ways to promote happiness. In D. Dunn (Ed.) Frontiers of Social Psychology: Positive Psychology. Routledge.
  • Heintzelman, S. J. (in press). King, Laura. In V. Zeigler-Hill and T. K. Shakelford (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences.
  • *Kushlev, K., *Heintzelman, S. J., Lutes, L. D., Wirtz, D., Oishi, S., & Diener, E. (2017). ENHANCE: Design and rationale of a randomized controlled trial for promoting happiness. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 52, 62-74.
    *Co-first authors
  • Diener, E., Heintzelman, S. J., Kushlev, K., Tay, L., Wirtz, D., Lutes, L. D., Oishi, S. (2017). Findings all psychologists should know from the new science on subjective well-being. Canadian Psychology/Psychologie Canadienne, 58, 87-104.
  • King, L. A., Heintzelman, S. J., & Ward, S. J. (2016). Beyond the search for meaning:  The Contemporary Science of Meaning in Life. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 25, 211-216.
  • Oishi, S., & Heintzelman, S. J. (in press). Individual and societal well-being. In K. Deaux and M. Snyder (Eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Personality and Social Psychology. Oxford University Press.
  • Fleming, K. A., Heintzelman, S. J., & Bartholow, B. D. (2016). Specifying associations between conscientiousness and executive control: Attention shifting, not inhibition or working memory updating. Journal of Personality, 84, 348-360.
  • Heintzelman, S. J., Trent, J., & King, L. A. (2016). How would the self be remembered? Evidence for posthumous self-verification. Journal of Research in Personality, 61, 1-10.
  • Heintzelman, S. J., & King, L. A. (2016). Meaning in life and intuition. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 110, 477-492.
  • Heintzelman, S. J., & King, L. A. (2015). Self-reports of meaning in life matter. American Psychologist, 70, 575-576.
  • Heintzelman, S. J., Trent, J., & King, L. A. (2015). Revisiting desirable response bias in well-being reports. Journal of Positive Psychology, 10, 167-178.
  • Heintzelman, S. J., & Bacon, P. L. (2015). Relational self-construal moderates the effect of social support on life satisfaction. Personality and Individual Differences, 73, 72-77
  • Heintzelman, S. J., & King, L. A. (2014). Life is pretty meaningful. American Psychologist, 69, 561-574.
  • Heintzelman, S. J., & King, L. A. (2014). (The feeling of) meaning-as-information. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 18, 153-167.
  • *Society for Personality and Social Psychology Student Publication Award, 2015
  • Heintzelman, S. J., & King, L. A. (2013). On knowing more than we can tell: Intuitive processes and the experience of meaning. Journal of Positive Psychology, 6, 471-482.
  • Burton, C. M., Heintzelman, S. J., & King, L. A. (2013). A place for individual differences in what everyone knows about what everyone does: Positive affect, cognitive processes, and Cognitive Experiential Self Theory. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 7, 749-761.
  • Heintzelman, S. J., Trent, J., & King, L. A. (2013). Encounters with objective coherence and the experience of meaning in life. Psychological Science, 24, 991-998.
  • Heintzelman, S. J., & King, L. A. (2013). The origins of meaning: Objective reality, the unconscious mind and awareness. In J.A. Hicks and C. Routledge (Eds.) The Experience of Meaning in Life: Classical Perspectives, Emerging Themes, and Controversies (pp. 87-99). New York: Springer Press.
  • Heintzelman, S. J., Christopher, J., Trent, J., & King, L. A. (2013). Counterfactual thinking about one's birth enhances well-being judgments. Journal of Positive Psychology, 8, 44-49.
  • Heintzelman, S. J., & King, L. A. (2011). The local baby and the global bathwater: Circumscribed goals for the future of the multilevel personality in context model. Psychological Inquiry, 22, 23-25.