top of page

Journal Articles

Click the 🡵 to read, or the ✉︎ to request access.

Shanahan, E., Chauhan, P. K., & Wilson, A. E. (2022). In my grasp or out of my hands? Belief about where life satisfaction comes from predicts motivation to seek it [Preprint]. 10.31234/ 🡵

Hennessey, E., Fienberg, M., & Wilson, A. E. (2021). How political partisanship can shape memories and perceptions of identical protest events. PLOS One.  🡵

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.  🡵

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.  🡵

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.  🡵

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. (2020). 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. DOI: 🡵

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: 🡵

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.DOI:  ✉︎

​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:  🡵

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:  🡵

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:  ✉︎

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:  🡵


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:  🡵


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.  ✉︎


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:  🡵


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:  ✉︎

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:  🡵


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:  ✉︎


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


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:  🡵


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:  ✉︎

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:  ✉︎


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:  ✉︎


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:  ✉︎


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:  🡵


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:  🡵


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:  ✉︎


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:  🡵


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:  ✉︎


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:  🡵


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:  ✉︎


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:  ✉︎


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:  🡵


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:  ✉︎

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:  ✉︎


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:  🡵

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:  🡵

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:  ✉︎


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:  🡵


Wilson, A. E., Smith, M. D., & Ross, H. (2003). The nature and effects of young children’s lies. Social Development, 12, 21-45.  ✉︎

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

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:  ✉︎


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:  🡵


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:  🡵


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:<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.

bottom of page