Elms, A. C. (2009). Obedience lite. American Psychologist, 64, 32-36.

Elms, A. C. (2008). Twenty-two years in the Karen Fowler Writing Group: An appreciation of its not-quite-founder and sort-of-leader. SFRA Review, #286, Fall 2008, 5-8.

Elms, A. C. (2007). Erikson, Erik Homburger. In New Dictionary of Scientific Biography, Volume 2. Farmington Hills, MI: Gale/Cengage Learning.

Elms, A. C. (2007). Psychobiography and case study methods. In R. W. Robins, R. C. Fraley, & R. F. Krueger (Eds.), The Handbook of Research Methods in Personality Psychology. New York: Guilford Press, pp. 97-113.

Elms, A. C. (2007). The woman we didn’t see. Science Fiction Studies, 34, 117-128.

Elms, A. C. (2005). If the glove fits: Choosing a theory in psychobiography. In W. T. Schultz (Ed.), The Handbook of Psychobiography. New York: Oxford University Press.

Elms, A. C. (2005). Introduction to “The Case of Brew.” Journal of Personality, 73, 1109-1110.

Elms, A. C. (2005). Jung’s lives. Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences, 41, 331-346.

Elms, A. C. (2005). Metafiction and recursiveness (519-521); Psychology (638-640); Norstrilia by Cordwainer Smith (1186-1188). In G. Westfahl (Ed.), The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.

Elms, A. C., & Heller, B. (2005). Twelve ways to say ‘Lonesome’: Assessing error and control in the music of Elvis Presley. In W. T. Schultz (Ed.), The Handbook of Psychobiography. New York: Oxford University Press.

Elms, A. C., & Song, A. V. (2005). Alive and kicking: The problematics of political psychology. In W. T. Schultz (Ed.), The Handbook of Psychobiography. New York: Oxford University Press.

Elms, A. C. (2004). The psychologist who empathized with rats: James Tiptree, Jr. as Alice B. Sheldon, PhD. Science Fiction Studies, 31, 81-96.

Elms, A. C. (2003). Sigmund Freud, psychohistorian. Annual of Psychoanalysis, vol. XXXI, Psychoanalysis and History, pp. 65-78. Hillsdale, NJ: Analytic Press.

Elms, A. C. (2002). Behind the jet-propelled couch: Cordwainer Smith and Kirk Allen. New York Review of Science Fiction, May.

Elms, A. C. (2002). Cordwainer Smith in Japan. Science Fiction Studies, 29, p. 529.

Elms, A. C. (2002). Psychoanalysis and biography. In E. Erwin (Ed.), The Freud Encyclopedia. New York: Routledge.

Elms, A. C. (2002). Responsibilities. In R. J. Pellegrini & T. R. Sarbin (Eds.), Between Fathers and Sons: Critical Incident Narratives in the Development of Men’s Lives, pp. 69-76. Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press.

Elms, A. C. (2001). Apocryphal Freud: Sigmund Freud’s most famous ‘quotations’ and their actual sources. Annual of Psychoanalysis, Volume XXIX: Sigmund Freud and His Impact on the Modern World, pp. 83-104. Hillsdale, NJ: Analytic Press.

Elms, A. C. (2001). Between Mottile and Ambiloxi: Cordwainer Smith as a Southern writer. Extrapolation, 42, 124-136.

Elms, A. C. (2000). From Canberra to Norstrilia: The Australian adventures of Cordwainer Smith. Foundation, 29 (whole #78), 44-58.

Elms, A. C. (2000). Literature and psychology. In A. E. Kazdin (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Psychology. New York: American Psychological Association and Oxford University Press.

Elms, A. C. (2000). Painwise in space: The psychology of isolation in Cordwainer Smith and James Tiptree, Jr. In G. Westfahl (Ed.), Space and Beyond: The Frontier Theme in Science Fiction. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 131-140.

Elms, A. C. (1999). Sigmund Freud. In M. Runco & S. Pritzker (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Creativity, vol. 1, 745-751. San Diego: Academic Press.

Elms, A. C. (1998). Psychohistory and enlightenment. Clio’s Psyche: A Psychohistory Forum Quarterly, 5 (1), 28-29.

Book review: The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon, Vol. 1: The Ultimate Egoist, ed. P. Williams. Extrapolation, 1996, 37 (1), 100-102.

Elms, A. C. (1995). A psychologist investigates Cordwainer Smith. Alpha Ralpha Boulevard [Tokyo], #10, 7-8.

Elms, A. C. (1995). Introduction to Norstrilia. In Cordwainer Smith, Norstrilia, corrected edition, ed. James Mann, vii-xiii. Framingham, MA: NESFA Press.

Elms, A. C. (1995). Obedience in retrospect. Journal of Social Issues, 51 (3), 21-31.

Elms, A. C. (1994). Uncovering Lives: The Uneasy Alliance of Biography and Psychology. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press. Paperback reprint, 1997.

Heller, B., & Elms, A. C. (1994). Elvis Presley: Character and charisma. In G. DePaoli (Ed.), Elvis + Marilyn: 2 x Immortal, 73-97. New York: Rizzoli.

Elms, A. C. (1993.) Allport’s Personality and Allport’s personality. In K. M. Craik, R. T. Hogan, & R. N. Wolfe (Eds.), Fifty Years of Personality Psychology, 39-55. New York: Plenum.

Elms, A. C. (1991). Origins of the underpeople: Cats, Kuomintang and Cordwainer Smith. In T. Shippey (Ed.), Fictional Space: Essays on Contemporary Science Fiction (Essays and Studies 1990), 166-193. Oxford: Basil Blackwell/Atlantic Highlands, NJ: Humanities Press.

Elms, A. C. (1991.) Cordwainer Smith. In M. J. Bruccoli (Ed.), Bibliography of American Fiction: 1919-1988, Vol. 2, 461-462. New York: Facts on File.

Elms, A. C. (1989). Darker than he thought: Jack Williamson’s fictionalization of his psychoanalysis. Extrapolation, 30, 205-218.

Elms, A. C. (1989). Cloud, castle, claustrum: Nabokov as a Freudian in spite of himself. In D. Rancour-Laferriere (Ed.), Russian Literature and Psychoanalysis. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

Elms, A. C. (1989). Darker than he thought: Jack Williamson’s fictionalization of his psychoanalysis. Extrapolation, 30, 205-218.

Elms, A. C. (1988). (a) Psychology in science fiction. (b) Cordwainer Smith (Paul M. A. Linebarger). In J. Gunn (Ed.), The New Science Fiction Encyclopedia. New York: Viking Penguin. (a) pp. 370-372; (b) pp. 422-423.

Elms, A. C. (1988). Freud as Leonardo: Why the first psychobiography went wrong. Journal of Personality, 56, 19-40.

Elms, A. C. (1987). From “Nightfall” to Dawn: Asimov as acrophobe. Extrapolation, 28, 130-139.
Elms, A. C. (1987). The personalities of Henry A. Murray. Perspectives in Personality, 2, 1-14.

Elms, A. C. (1986). From House to Haig: Private life and public style in American foreign policy advisers. Journal of Social Issues, 42(2), 33-53.

Elms, A. C. (1984). Psychology and political science. In M. H. Bornstein (Ed.), Psychology in Relation to Allied Disciplines, Vol. 2, Psychology and the Social Sciences, pp. 185-206. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Elms, A. C. (1984). The creation of Cordwainer Smith. Science-Fiction Studies, 11,264-283.

Elms, A. C. (1983). Oz in science fiction film. The Baum Bugle: A Journal of Oz, 27(3), 2-6.

Elms, A. C. (1982). Freud and Minna. Psychology Today, 16(12), 40-46.

Elms, A. C. (1982). Keeping deception honest: Justifying conditions for social scientific research stratagems. In T. L. Beauchamp et al. (Eds.), Ethical Issues in Social Science Research, pp. 232-245. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Elms, A. C. (1981). Skinner’s dark year and Walden Two. American Psychologist, 36, 470-479.


Elms, A. C. (1980). Freud, Irma, Martha: Sex and marriage in the “Dream of Irma’s injection.” Psychoanalytic Review, 67, 83-109.

Elms, A. C. (1977). “The Three Bears”: Four interpretations. Journal of American Folklore, 90, 257-273.
Elms, A. C. (1977). Alias Johnny Hooker. Psychology Today, 10(9), 17.

Elms, A. C. (1976). Attitudes. Milton Keynes, England: Open University Press.

Elms, A. C. (1976). Personality in Politics. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich.

Elms, A. C. (1976). Psychological candidates. Human Behavior, 5(10), 25-28.

Elms, A. C. (1976). The istists. Psychology Today, 10(6), 22.


Elms, A. C. (1975). The crisis of confidence in social psychology. American Psychologist, 30, 967-976.

Luscutoff, S. A., & Elms, A. C. (1975). Advice in the abortion decision. Journal of Consulting Psychology, 22, 140-146.

Elms, A. C. (1972). Social Psychology and Social Relevance. Boston: Little, Brown.

Elms, A. C. (1972). Allport, Freud, and the clean little boy. Psychoanalytic Review, 59, 627-632.

Elms, A. C. (1972). Horoscopes and Ardrey. Psychology Today, 6(5), 36, 38, 44, 126-127.

Elms, A. C. (1970). Right wingers in Dallas: Pathology and politics. Psychology Today, 3(9), 27-31, 58-59.

Elms, A. C. (1969). Psychological factors in right-wing extremism. In R. A. Schoenberger (Ed.), The American Right Wing, pp. 143-163. New York: Holt, Rinehart, & Winston.

Elms, A. C. (Ed.) (1969). Role Playing, Reward, and Attitude Change. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold.

Elms, A. C. (1968). The obverse of dissonance is inconsistency. Psychological Record, 18, 167-170.

Elms, A. C. (1967). Role playing, incentive, and dissonance. Psychological Bulletin, 68, 132-148.

Elms, A. C. (1966). Influence of fantasy ability on attitude change through role playing. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 4, 36-43.

Elms, A. C., & Milgram, S. (1966). Personality characteristics associated with obedience and defiance toward authoritative command. Journal of Experimental Research in Personality, 1,282-289.

Elms, A. C., & Janis, I. L. (1965). Counter-norm attitudes induced by consonant versus dissonant conditions of role-playing. Journal of Experimental Research in Personality, 1, 50-60.


Alan Elms, Ph.D.