Why Smile: The Science Behind Facial Expressions. NY: W.W. Norton, 2013.
Lip Service: Smiles in Life, Death, Trust, Lies, Work, Memory, Sex and Politics. NY: W.W. Norton, 2011.
Moving Bodies: Nonverbal Communication in Social Relationships co-authored with Clara Mayo. Monterey, CA: Brooks/Cole, 1978.
Evaluating Research in Social Psychology: A Guide to the Consumer co-authored with Clara Mayo. Monterey, CA: Brooks/Cole, 1977.
SELECTED PAPERS & CHAPTERS
LaFrance, M. & Vial, A. C. (in press). Gender and nonverbal communication. In D. Matsumoto (Ed.), APA Handbook of Nonverbal Communication. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. PDF
Fischer, A., & LaFrance, M. (in press). Emotional Expressiveness is not about gender, but about contexts. Emotion Review. PDF
Smith, J.S., LaFrance, M., Knoll, K.H., Tellinghuisen, D.J. & Moes, P. (2014). Surprising smiles and unanticipated frowns: How gender and status affect expectations for emotional expression. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10919-014-0202-4
LaFrance, M. (2014). Weighty Matters, Heavy Going (Review of The Weight of Images: Affect, Body Image and Fat in the Media by Katariina Kyrola) PsycCRITIQUES, 59 (41).
Dovidio, J.F. & LaFrance, M. (2013). Race, ethnicity and nonverbal behavior. In J.A. Hall & M.L. Knapp, (Eds.). Handbook of nonverbal communication. Berlin: deGruyter Mouton.
Sedlovskaya, A., Purdie-Vaughns, V., Eibach, R., LaFrance, M., Romero-Canyas, R. & Camp, NP. (2013). Internalizing the closet: Concealment heightens the cognitive distinction between public and private selves. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 104, 695-715.
LaFrance, M. (2012). A gender eye for children’s fashion. (Review of Pink and Blue: Telling the boys from the girls in America by Jo B. Paoletti). PsycCRITIQUES, 57, 42, 5.
LaFrance, (2011). We lonely robots. (Review of Alone together: Why we expect more from technology and less from each other by Sherry Turkle). PsycCRITIQUES, 56, 51, 4.
Newheiser, A.K. LaFrance, M. & Dovidio, J.F. (2010). Others as objects: How women and men perceive the consequences of self-objectification. Sex Roles, 63, 657-671.
LaFrance, M. (2010). Image is everything. (Review of Image bite politics: News and the visual framing of elections by Maria Elizabeth Grabe and Erik Page Bucy). PsycCRITIQUES, 55, 30.
LaFrance, M. (2009). Michael Tomasello has a point to make. (Review of The origins of human communication by Michael Tomasello). PsycCRITIQUES. 54 (30).
LaFrance, M. (2008). What’s in a robot’s smile: The many meanings of positive facial expression. In L. Canamero & R. Aylett (Eds.), Animating characters for social interactions. London, England: John Benjamins, pp. 37-51.
Woodzicka, J. & LaFrance, M. (2005). Working on a smile: Sex, power, and reactions to sexual harassment. In R. Riggio & R. Feldman (Eds.), Applications of nonverbal communication. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum & Associates.
Woodzicka, J. & LaFrance, M. (2005). Competence undermined: Effects of gender harassment on job interview performance. Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, 53 (1-2), 67-77.
Brescoll, V. & LaFrance, M. (2004). Correlates and consequences of newspaper reports of research on sex differences. Psychological Science, 15, 515-520.
LaFrance, M. Paluck, E.L. & Brescoll, V. (2004). Sex changes: A current perspective on the psychology of gender. In A. Eagly, R. Sternberg & A. Beall (Eds.). The psychology of gender, 2nd edition. New York: Guilford Press.
LaFrance, M. Hecht, M.A. & Paluck, E.L. (2003). The contingent smile: A meta-analysis of sex differences in smiling. Psychological Bulletin, 129, 305-334.
Gapinski, K. D., Brownell, K. D. & LaFrance, M. (2003). Body objectification and “fat talk”: Effects on emotion, motivation, and cognitive performance. Sex Roles, 48, 377-388.
LaFrance, M. (2002). Smile boycotts and other body politics. Feminism and Psychology, 12, 319–323.
LaFrance, M. (2002). Face work: Smiling and the social self. In J. P. Forgas & K. Williams (Eds.), The social self: Individual, interpersonal and intergroup perspectives. Philadelphia: Psychology Press.
LaFrance, M. & Woodzicka, J. (2001). Real versus imagined reactions to sexual harassment. Journal of Social Issues, 57, 15-30.
LaFrance, M. (2001). Is rape natural? (Review of A Natural History of Rape by Thornhill and Palmer). Contemporary Psychology, 46, 377-379.
LaFrance, M. & Hecht, M.A. (2000). Why do women smile more than men? In A. Fischer (Ed.), Gender and emotions. (pp.118-142). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
LaFrance, M. (2000). Schemes and schemas in sex discrimination. Brooklyn Law Review, 65, 1063-1071.