Journal Articles

Peetz, J., Wohl, M. J. A., Wilson, A. E., & Dawson, A. (2021). A chip off the (im)moral block? Lay beliefs about genetic heritability predicts whether family members' actions affect self-judgements. European Journal of Social Psychology, 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1002/ejsp.2768

Parker, V. A., Feinberg, M., Tullett, A., & Wilson, A. E. (2021). The ties that blind: Misperceptions of the opponent fringe and the miscalibration of political contempt [Manuscript submitted for publication].

Wilson, A. E., Parker, V., & Feinberg, M. (2020). Polarization in the contemporary political and media landscape. Current Opinions in Behavioural Science, 34, 223-228. 

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cobeha.2020.07.005

Chishima, Y., Huai-Ching Liu, I., & Wilson, A. E. (2021). Temporal distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic: Letter writing with future self can mitigate negative affect. Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being, 13(2), 406-418. https://doi.org/10.1111/aphw.12256

Chishima, Y., & Wilson, A.E. (2020). Conversation with a future self: A letter-exchange exercise enhances student self-continuity, career planning, and academic thinking. Self & Identity.  DOI: 10.1080/15298868.2020.1754283

Cooke, S.J., V.M. Nguyen, D. Anastakis, S.D. Scott, M.R. Turetsky, A. Amirfazli, A. Hearn, C.E. Milton, L. Loewen, E.E. Smith, D.R. Norris, K.L. Lavoie, A. Aiken, D. Ansari, A.N. Antle, M. Babel, J. Bailey, D.M. Bernstein, R. Birnbaum, C. Bourassa, A. Calcagno, A. Campana, B. Chen, K. Collins, C.E. Connelly, M. Denov, B. Dupont, E. George, I. Gregory-Eaves, S. High, J.M. Hill, P.L. Jackson, N. Jette, M. Jurdjevic, A. Kothari, P. Khairy, S.A. Lamoureux, K. Ladner, C.R. Landry, F. Légaré, N. Lehoux, C. Leuprecht, A.R. Lieverse, A. Luczak, M.L. Mallory, E. Manning, A. Mazalek, S.J. Murray, L.L. Newman, V. Oosterveld, P. Potvin, S. Reimer-Kirkham, J. Rowsell, D. Stacey, S.L. Tighe, D.J. Vocadlo, A.E. Wilson and A. Woolford. (2020). Diverse perspectives on interdisciplinarity from the Members of the College of The Royal Society of Canada. FACETS. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1139/facets-2019-0044

 

Eady, A., Dreyer, B., Hey, B., Riemer, M., & Eady, A., Dreyer, B., Hey, B., Riemer, M., & Wilson, A. E. (2020). Reducing seniors’ vulnerability to extreme heat: Communicating risks and building resilience. Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada, 40, 215-224. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7450906/ 
 

Hideg, I., & Wilson, A.E. (2020). Bringing up past injustices make majority groups defensive. Harvard Business Review. https://hbr.org/2020/02/research-bringing-up-past-injustices-make-majority-groups-defensive

Hideg, I., & Wilson, A.E. (2020). History backfires: Reminders of past injustices against women undermine support for workplace policies promoting women. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. 156, 176-189. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.obhdp.2019.10.001

Wilson, A.E., Parker, V., & Feinberg, M. (2020). Polarization in the contemporary political and media landscape. Special Issue on Political Ideologies, Current Opinions in Behavioral Science, 34, 223-228. DOI: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352154620301078

Son Hing, L., Wilson, A.E., Gourevitch, P., English, J., & Sin, P. (2019). Psychological responses to rising income inequality: Processes that legitimize growing disparities. Special Issue of Dædalus, Journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; Inequality as a Multidimensional Process, 148 (3), 105–135.  https://www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/pdf/10.1162/daed_a_01752

 

Evans, M. B., Shanahan, E., Leith, S., Litvak, N., Wilson, A. E. (2019). Living for today or tomorrow? Self-regulation amidst proximal or distal exercise outcomes. Applied Psychology: Health and Well-being, 11(2), 304–327.DOI:  https://doi.org/10.1111/aphw.12160

​Ruffle, B., & Wilson, A. E. (2019). Tat will tell: Tattoos and time preferences. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. 166, 566-585. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167268119302495

 

Ruffle, B. & Wilson, A. E. (2018). The truth about tattoos. Economics Letters, 172, 143-147. https://lcerpa.org/public/papers/LCERPA_2018_10.pdf

 

Soliman, M., Alisat, S., Bashir, N., & Wilson, A.E. (2018). Wrinkles in time and drops in the bucket: Circumventing social and temporal barriers to environmental engagement. Sage Open Special Collection: Climate Change. 1-10. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/2158244018774826

Cortes, K., Leith, S., & Wilson, A. E. (2017). Relationship satisfaction and the subjective distance of past relational events. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. DOI:  https://doi.org/10.1177/0265407517704721

Soliman, M., & Wilson, A. E. (2017). Seeing change and being change in the world: The relationship between lay theories about the world and environmental intentions. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 50, 104-111.DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvp.2017.01.008

Cortes, K., & Wilson, A. E. (2016). When slights beget slights: Attachment anxiety, subjective time, and intrusion of the relational past in the present. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 42(12), 1693-1708. DOI: 10.1177/0146167216670606

Ward, C., & Wilson, A. E. (2015). Implicit theories of change and stability moderate effects of subjective distance on the remembered self. Personality and Social Psychology BulletinDOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0146167215591571

 

Leith, S. & Wilson, A. E. (2014). When Size Justifies: Intergroup Attitudes and Subjective Size Judgments of “Sacred Space”. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 54, 122-130.  DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jesp.2014.05.003

 

Leith, S., Ward, C., Giacomin, M., Landau, E., Ehrlinger, J., & Wilson, A. E.  (2014). Changing theories of change: Strategic shifting in implicit theory endorsement. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 107, 597-620. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0037699

 

Evans, M. B., Cooke, L. M., Murray, R. A., & Wilson, A. E. (2014). The sooner, the better: Temporally proximal exercise outcomes promote intrinsic motivation. Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/aphw.12032

 

Evans, M. B., & Wilson, A. E. (2014). Subjective temporal proximity to future selves moderates the link between exercise intentions and behavior. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology, 3(3), 184–190. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1037/spy0000014

Bashir, N., Wilson, A. E., Lockwood, P., Chasteen, A., & Alisat, S. (2014). The time for action is now: Subjective temporal proximity enhances pro-environmental messages. Social CognitionDOI: https://doi.org/10.1521/soco.2014.32.1.83

 

Peetz, J. & Wilson, A. E. (2014). Marking time: Selective use of temporal landmarks as barriers between current and future selves. Personality and Social Psychology BulletinDOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0146167213501559

 

Peetz, J., Jordan, C. & Wilson, A. E. (2013). Implicit attitudes toward the self over time. Self and Identity, 1-28. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/15298868.2012.762619

 

Peetz, J., & Wilson, A. E.  (2013). The post-birthday world: Consequences of temporal landmarks for temporal self-appraisal and motivation. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 104, 249-267.  DOI: https://doi.org/10.1037/a0030477

 

Lafrance-Robinson, A., Strahan, E., Girz, L. Wilson, A. E., & Boachie, A. (2013). ‘I know I can help you’: Parental self-efficacy predicts adolescent outcomes in family-based therapy for eating disorders. European Eating Disorders Review, 21, 108-114. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/erv.2180

Peetz, J., & Wilson, A. E. (2013).  Waving the flag (or not): The role of in-group history evaluation and social norms in national identification. Self and Identity,12, 447-466. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/15298868.2012.698059

 

Wilson, A. E., Buehler, R., Lawford, H., Schmidt, C. & Yong, A. G. (2012). Basking in projected glory: People’s appraisals of subjectively close and distant future outcomes.  European Journal of Social Psychology, Special Issue on Mental Time Travel: Social Psychological Perspectives on a Fundamental Human Capacity, 42(3),  342–353. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/ejsp.1863

 

Buote, V. M, Wilson, A. E., Strahan, E. J., Gazzola, S. B. & Papps, F. (2011) Setting the bar: Sociocultural norms for  women’s and men’s ideal appearance in real-world contexts. Body Image, 8, 322-334. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2011.06.002

 

Gunn, G., & Wilson, A. E. (2011). Acknowledging the skeletons in our closet: The effect of group-affirmation on collective guilt, collective shame, and reparatory attitudes. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 37(11), 1474-1487. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0146167211413607

 

MacKinnon, S. P., Jordan, C. H., & Wilson, A. E. (2011). Birds of a feather sit together: Physical similarity predicts seating choice. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 37, 879 - 892. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0146167211402094

 

Peetz, J., Buehler, R., & Wilson, A. E. (2010). Planning for the near and distant future: How does temporal distance affect task completion predictions? Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 46, 709-720. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jesp.2010.03.008

 

Peetz, J. Gunn, G., & Wilson, A. E. (2010). Crimes of the past: Temporal distancing and defensiveness in the face of past in-group wrongdoing. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 36, 598-611. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0146167210364850

 

Wilson, A. E., Gunn, G. & Ross. M. (2009). The role of subjective time in identity regulation. Applied Cognitive Psychology: Special Issue Exploring the Functions of Autobiographical Memory, 23, 1164-1178. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/acp.1617

 

Spielmann, S., MacDonald, G., & Wilson, A. E. (2009). On the rebound: Focusing on someone new helps insecure individuals let go of ex-partners. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 35, 1382-1394. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0146167209341580

 

Peetz, J., Wilson, A. E., & Strahan, E. J. (2009). So far away: The role of subjective temporal distance to future goals in motivation and behavior. Social Cognition, 27, 475-495. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1521/soco.2009.27.4.475

 

Peetz, J., & Wilson, A. E. (2008). The temporally extended self: The relation of past and future selves to current identity, motivation, and goal pursuit. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 2, 2090-2106. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1751-9004.2008.00150.x

 

Strahan, E. J., Lafrance, A., Wilson, A. E., Ethier, N., Spencer, S. J., & Zanna, M. P. (2008). Victoria’s Dirty Secret: The impact of media images on adolescent girls and women. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 34, 288-301. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0146167207310457

 

Wilson, A. E., Allen, J., Strahan, E. J., & Ethier, N. (2008). Getting involved: Testing the effectiveness of a volunteering intervention on young adolescents. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 18, 630-637. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/casp.970

Strahan, E. J., Wilson, A. E., Cressman, K., & Buote, V. (2006). Comparing to perfection: How cultural norms for appearance affect social comparisons and self-image. Body Image, 3, 211-227. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2006.07.004

 

Ross, M., Heine, S. J., Wilson, A. E., & Sugimori, S. (2005). Cross-cultural discrepancies in self-appraisals. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 31,1175-1188. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0146167204274080

Wilson, A. E., Smith, M. D., Ross, H. & Ross, M. (2004). Young children's personal accounts of their sibling disputes. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 50, 39-60.  DOI: https://doi.org/10.1353/mpq.2004.0008

Ross, M., & Wilson, A. E. (2003). Autobiographical memory and conceptions of self: Getting better all the time. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 12, 66-69. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-8721.01228

 

Wilson, A. E., & Ross, M. (2003). The identity function of autobiogrpahical memory: Time is on our side. Invited paper in Memory: Special Issue Exploring the Functions of Autobiographical Memory, 11, 137-149. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/741938210

 

Wilson, A. E., Smith, M. D., & Ross, H. (2003). The nature and effects of young children’s lies. Social Development, 12, 21-45. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9507.00220

Ross, M., Xun, W. Q., & Wilson, A. E. (2002). Language and the bicultural self. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 28, 1040-1050. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/01461672022811003

Ross, M., & Wilson, A. E. (2002). It feels like yesterday: Self-esteem, valence of personal past experiences, and judgments of subjective distance. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 82, 792-803. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1037/0022-3514.82.5.792

 

Wilson, A. E., & Ross, M. (2001). From chump to champ: People’s appraisals of their earlier and present selves. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 80, 572–584. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1037//0022-3514.80.4.572

 

Wilson, A. E., & Ross, M. (2000). The frequency of temporal-self and social comparisons in people’s personal appraisals. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 78, 928-942. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1037/0022-3514.78.5.928

 

Slugoski, B. R., & Wilson, A. E. (1998). Contribution of conversational skills to the production of judgmental errors. European Journal of Social Psychology, 28, 575-601. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/(SICI)1099-0992(199807/08)28:4<575::AID-EJSP882>3.0.CO;2-9

Book Chapters

Wilson, A. E. & Shanahan, E. (2018). Taking time into account in a social world. In J. Suls (Ed.). Social Comparison in Judgment and Behavior. In J. Suls (Ed.), Oxford Press. In press.

 

Wilson A.E., Williams S.L. (2017). Self-evaluation maintenance model. In: Zeigler-Hill V., Shackelford T. (eds) Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences. Springer.

Wilson, A. E., & English, J. (2017). The motivated fluidity of lay theories of change. In C. Zedelius, B. Müller, J. Schooler & (Eds.), The Science of Lay Theories: How Beliefs Shape our Cognition, Behavior, and Health. (pp. 17-43). Cham, Switzerland: Springer International.

Strahan, E. J., Buote, V. M., & Wilson, A. E. (2012). Selling beauty: The hidden cost to women's self-worth, relationships, and behavior. in L .J. Shrum (Eds). The Psychology of Entertainment Media: Blurring the Lines Between Entertainment and Persuasion, 2nd edition. (pp. 249-269).  New York: Taylor and Francis.

 

Wilson, A. E., & Ross, M. (2011).  The role of time in self-enhancement and self-protection. In C. Sedikides & M. Alicke (Eds.). Handbook of Self-Enhancement and Self-Protection. (pp. 112-127). New York, NY: The Guilford Press.  

 

Perunovic, W. Q. E., & Wilson, A. E. (2009). Subjective proximity of future selves: Implications for current identity, future appraisal, and goal pursuit motivation. In K. Markman, W. M. P. Klein, & J. Suhr (Eds.), Handbook of imagination and mental simulation. (pp. 347-358). New York, NY: Psychology Press.

 

Strahan, E. J., & Wilson, A. E. (2006). Temporal comparisons and motivation: The relation between past, present, and possible future selves. In C. Dunkel & J. Kerpelman (Eds.). Possible selves: Theory, research, and application. (pp. 1-15). Nova Science Publishers.

 

Perunovic, W. Q. E., Ross, M., & Wilson, A. E. (2005). Language, culture, and conceptions of the self. In R. Sorrentino, D. Cohen, J. M. Olson, & M. P. Zanna (Eds.), Cultural and social behavior: The Ontario symposium, Vol. 10. (pp. 165-180). Hillsdale, NJ.: Erlbaum.

 

Wilson, A. E., & Ross, M. (2004). Illusions of change or stability. In R. F. Pohl (Ed.), Cognitive illusions: A handbook of fallacies and biases in thinking, judgment, and memory. (pp. 379-396). Hove, UK: Psychology Press.

 

Cameron, J. J., Wilson, A. E., & Ross, M. (2004). Autobiographical memory and self-assessment. In D. R. Beike, J. M. Lampinen, & D. A. Behrend (Eds.), The Self and Memory (pp. 207-226). New York: Psychology Press.

 

Wood, J. V. & Wilson, A. E. (2003). How important are social comparisons for self-evaluation? In M. R. Leary & J. P. Tangney (Eds.). Handbook of self and identity (pp. 344-366). New York: Guilford Press.

 

Wilson, A. E., Hoshino-Browne, E., & Ross, M. (2002). Spontaneous temporal and social comparisons in children's conflict narratives. In I. Walker & H. J. Smith (Eds.), Relative deprivation: Specification, development, and integration (pp. 313-331). New York: Cambridge University Press.

 

Ross, M., & Wilson, A. E. (2000). Constructing and appraising past selves. In D. L. Schacter & E. Scarry (Eds.), Memory, brain, and belief. (pp. 231-258). Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

 

Ross, H., Ross, M., Smith, M. D., & Wilson, A. E. (1999). The dandelion war. In S. R. Goldman,  A. C. Graesser & P. van den Broek (Eds.), Narrative comprehension, causality, and coherence. (pp. 253-277). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.