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

Time

Revision of past memories

 

How do people reconstruct or revise their past selves, their memories of past relationship events, and their memory of their groups’ history?

 

Journal Articles & Book Chapters

Hideg, I., & Wilson, A.E. (2020). Bringing up past injustices make majority groups defensive. Harvard Business Reviewhttps://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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.obhdp.2019.10.001

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.
 

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

 

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. 

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.   

 

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 autobiographical memory: Time is on our side. Invited paper in Memory: Special Issue Exploring the Functions of Autobiographical Memory, 11, 137-149.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

The temporally extended present​

 

When do elements of the past and future become incorporated into present identity (personal, relational or collective) and when do these temporal elements instead become contrasted with the present?

 

Journal Articles & Book Chapters

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

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

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 

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, 40, 44-56.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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 autobiographical memory: Time is on our side. Invited paper in Memory: Special Issue Exploring the Functions of Autobiographical Memory, 11, 137-149.

 

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.

 
 

Construction of future identity and outcomes​

 

When do elements of the past and future become incorporated into present identity (personal, relational or collective) and when do these temporal elements instead become contrasted with the present?

 

Journal Articles & Book Chapters

Soliman, M., Alisat, S., Bashir, N., & Wilson, A. (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

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. https://doi.org/10.1111/aphw.12160

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 time for action is now: Subjective temporal proximity enhances pursuit of remote-future goals. Social Cognition, 32, 83-93.

 

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, 40, 44-56.

 

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

 

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.

 

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, 342–353.

 

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. 

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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 autobiographical memory: Time is on our side. Invited paper in Memory: Special Issue Exploring the Functions of Autobiographical Memory, 11, 137-149.

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