Journal Articles

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:


Eady, A., Dreyer, B., Hey, B., Riemer, M., & Eady, A., Dreyer, B., Hey, B., Riemer, M., & Wilson, A. E. (in press). Reducing seniors’ vulnerability to extreme heat: Communicating risks and building resilience. Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada, 40, 215-224. (in press). Reducing seniors’ vulnerability to extreme heat: Communicating risks and building resilience. Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada, 40, 215-224.

Hideg, I., & Wilson, A.E. (2020). Bringing up past injustices make majority groups defensive. Harvard Business Review.

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.


Steven J. Cooke, Vivian M. Nguyen, Dimitry Anastakis, Shannon D. Scott, Merritt R. Turetsky, Alidad Amirfazli, Alison Hearn, Cynthia E. Milton, Laura Loewen, Eric E. Smith, D. Ryan Norris, Kim L. Lavoie, Alice Aiken, Daniel Ansari, Alissa N. Antle, Molly Babel, Jane Bailey, Daniel M. Bernstein, Rachel Birnbaum, Carrie Bourassa, Antonio Calcagno, Aurélie Campana, Bing Chen, Karen Collins, Catherine E. Connelly, Myriam Denov, Benoît Dupont, Eric George, Irene Gregory-Eaves, Steven High, Josephine M. Hill, Philip L. Jackson, Nathalie Jette, Mark Jurdjevic, Anita Kothari, Paul Khairy, Sylvie A. Lamoureux, Kiera Ladner, Christian R. Landry, François Légaré, Nadia Lehoux, Christian Leuprecht, Angela R. Lieverse, Artur Luczak, Mark L. Mallory, Erin Manning, Ali Mazalek, Stuart J. Murray, Lenore L. Newman, Valerie Oosterveld, Patrice Potvin, Sheryl Reimer-Kirkham, Jennifer Rowsell, Dawn Stacey, Susan L. Tighe, David J. Vocadlo, Anne E. Wilson, Andrew Woolford. (2020). Diverse perspectives on interdisciplinarity from Members of the College of the Royal Society of Canada.  FACETS 5: 138–165.

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.

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.


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.

​Ruffle, B., & Wilson, A. E. (2019). Tat will tell: Tattoos and time preferences. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. 166, 566-585.


Ruffle, B. & Wilson, A. E. (2018). The truth about tattoos. Economics Letters, 172, 143-147.


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: 10.1177/2158244018774826


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:10.1016/j.jenvp.2017.01.008

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: 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: 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 Bulletin.


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: 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. DOI: 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: 10.1111/aphw.12032


Evans, M. B., & Wilson, A. E. (2014). Temporal distance to future selves in exercise: Relations with intention-behaviour congruency and outcome expectations. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology, 3, 184-190. DOI: 10.1037/spy0000014


Bashir, N., Wilson, A. E., Lockwood, P., Chasteen, A., & Alisat, S. (2014). The end is near: Subjective temporal proximity enhances pro-environmental messages. Social Cognition. DOI: 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 Bulletin. DOI: 10.1177/0146167213501559


Peetz, J., Jordan, C. & Wilson, A. E. (2013). Implicit appraisals of the self over time. Self and Identity, 1-28. DOI: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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. 


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: 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. DOI: 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: 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: 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: 10.1177/0146167204274080


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: 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: 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.

Wilson, A. E., Stehower, L. & Williams, S. (2017). Temporal appraisal theory: Constructions of selves, others, and societies through time. In F. Grouzet (Ed.), Oxford handbook of psychology of time travel and temporality. Oxford Press. Invited chapter in preparation.

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.