Anne Wilson Identity Motivation and Perception Extended in Time and Society Lab

Society

Sociocultural norms

 

What gender-specific norms or standards of beauty are conveyed in Western society?

 

What are the implication for well-being, identity, relationships?

 

Journal Articles & Book Chapters

 

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

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15298868.2012.698059

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Culture and identity

 

How does culture affect people’s identity? How do bicultural individuals shift identities?

 

Journal Articles & Book Chapters

 

 

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15298868.2012.698059

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

Addressing societal problems and challenges

 

How can humans be encouraged to take action against climate change?

 

How can women be buffered from the harmful effects of societal norms for beauty and thinness?

 

How can we understand and address the subtle perceptions of stigmatized groups that can underlie discrimination?

 

How can we encourage healthy eating and exercise?

 

How can we encourage academic goal pursuit and help people avoid procrastination?

 

How can we understand the barriers to intergroup reconciliation in the face of historical inequality and injustice?

 

How can we foster positive well being and identity?

 

Journal Articles & Book Chapters

 

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

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/ 

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

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

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

 

Bashir, N., Wilson, A. E., Lockwood, P., Chasteen, A., & Alisat, S. (2014). The time for action is now: Subjective temporal proximity enhances pursuit of remote-future goals. Social Cognition, 32, 83-93.

 

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   

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.