Institute for Research on Social Issues
Below is a listing of some publications resulting from our various research projects:
Kiviniemi, M. T., Snyder, M., & Omoto, A. M. (2002). Too many of a good thing? The effects of multiple motivations on task fulfillment, satisfaction, and cost. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 28, 732-743.
Omoto, A.M., (1998). Responding to the HIV epidemic: Current research on volunteerism and its implications. Psychology and AIDS Exchange, 25, 3-11
Omoto, A. M., & Crain, A. L. (1995). AIDS volunteerism: Lesbian and gay community?based responses to HIV. In G. M. Herek & B. Greene (Eds.), Psychological perspectives on lesbian and gay issues: Vol. 2. AIDS, identity, and community: The HIV epidemic and lesbians and gay men (pp. 187-209). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Omoto, A. M., Gunn, D. O., & Crain, A. L. (1998). Helping in hard times: Relationship closeness and the AIDS volunteer experience. In V. J. Derlega & A. P. Barbee (Eds.), HIV infection and social interaction (pp. 106-128). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Omoto, A. M. & Snyder, M. (2002). Considerations of community: The context and process of volunteerism. American Behavioral Scientist, 45, 846-867.
Omoto, A. M., & Snyder, M. (1995). Sustained helping without obligation: Motivation, longevity of service, and perceived attitude change among AIDS volunteers. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 68, 671-686.
Omoto, A. M., & Snyder, M. (1993). AIDS volunteers and their motivations: Theoretical issues and practical concerns. Nonprofit Management and Leadership, 4, 157-176.
Omoto, A. M., & Snyder, M. (1991). AIDS volunteers: Who are they and why do they volunteer? In V. A. Hodgkinson & R. D. Sumariwalla (Eds.), Leadership and management (pp. 15-26). Washington, D.C.: Independent Sector.
Omoto, A. M., & Snyder, M. (1990). Basic research in action: Volunteerism and society's response to AIDS. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 16, 152-165.
Omoto, A. M., Snyder, M., & Berghuis, J. P. (1993). The psychology of volunteerism: A conceptual analysis and a program of action research. In J. B. Pryor & G. D. Reeder (Eds.), The social psychology of HIV infection (pp. 333-356). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Omoto, A.M., Snyder, M., & Martino, S.C. (2000). Volunteerism and the life course: Investigating age-related agendas for action. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 22, 181-198.
Snyder, M., & Omoto, A. M. (2004). Volunteers and volunteer organizations: Theoretical perspectives and practical concerns. In R. E. Riggio & S. S. Orr (Eds.), Improving leadership in nonprofit organizations (pp. 163-179). San Franscisco: Jossey-Bass/John Wiley & Sons.
Snyder, M., & Omoto, A.M. (2001). Basic research and practical problems: Volunteerism and the psychology of individual and collective action. In W. Wosinka, R.B. Cialdini, D.W. Barrett, & J. Reykowski (Eds.) The practice of social influence in multiple cultures (pp. 287-307). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.
Snyder, M., & Omoto, A.M. (2000). Doing good for self and society: Volunteerism and the psychology of citizen participation. In M. Van Vugt, M. Snyder, T.R. Tyler, A. Biel (Eds.). Cooperation in modern society: Promoting the welfare of communities, states, and organizations (pp. 127-141). London, England: Routledge.
Snyder, M., & Omoto, A. M. (1992). Volunteerism and society's response to the HIV epidemic. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 1, 113-116. [Reprinted in Davis, M. (Ed.) (2001). Annual editions: Social Psychology 01/02 (1st – 5th Ed.), Guilford, CT: Dushkin/McGraw-Hill.]
Snyder, M., & Omoto, A. M. (1992). Who helps and why?: The psychology of AIDS volunteerism. In S. Spacapan & S. Oskamp (Eds.), Helping and being helped: Naturalistic studies (pp. 213-239). Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications.
Snyder, M., Omoto, A.M., & Crain, A.L. (1999). Punished for their good deeds: The stigmatization of AIDS volunteers. American Behavioral Scientist, 42, 1175-1192.
Snyder, M., Omoto, A. M., & Lindsay, J. J. (2004). Sacrificing time and effort for the good of others: The benefits and costs of volunteerism. In A. G. Miller (Ed.), The social psychology of good and evil (pp. 444-468). New York: The Guilford Press.