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  • Maher, Paul J.; van Tilburg, Wijnand A.P.; Igou, Eric Raymond (SAGE Publicationts, 2019)
    People’s knowledge of the world is limited and frequently imprecise. Thus, epistemic challenges are commonplace and much research in psychology has investigated their consequences. However, research has not systematically ...
  • Moynihan, Andrew B.; Igou, Eric Raymond; van Tilburg, Wijnand A.P. (Wiley and Sons Ltd, 2018)
    .Belief in free will is founded on the idea that people are responsible for their behavior. People who believe in free will derive meaning in life from these beliefs. Conformity refers to succumbing to external pressures ...
  • MacIntyre, Tadhg E.; Igou, Eric Raymond; Campbell, Mark J.; Moran, Aidan P.; Matthews, James (Frontiers, 2014)
    For over a century,psychologists have investigated the mental processes of expert performers people who display exceptional knowledge and/or skills in specific fields of human achievement.
  • van Tilburg, Wijnand A.P.; Igou, Eric Raymond (Wiley and Sons, 2014)
    In four studies, we examined people's strategies when deciding between multiple routes of equivalent length in way-finding tasks. The results reveal the important role of continuing behavior when faced with a choice ...
  • Coughlan, Gillian; Igou, Eric Raymond; van Tilburg, Wijnand A.P.; Kinsella, Elaine Louise; Ritchie, Timothy D. (Sage Publications, 2017)
    We propose that boredom, a state associated with a sense of meaninglessness, leads to a psychological search for meaning in life, which in turn elevates affirmation of heroes. This hypothesis builds on the notion that ...
  • van Tilburg, Wijnand A.P.; Igou, Eric Raymond (2011)
    People who feel bored experience that their current situation is meaningless and are motivated to reestablish a sense of meaningfulness. Building on the literature that conceptualizes social identification as source of ...
  • van Tilburg, Wijnand A.P.; Igou, Eric Raymond (Springer, 2012)
    Boredom is a common experience that affects people on multiple levels, including their thoughts, feelings, motivations, and actions. Not much research, however, has examined what makes the experience of boredom distinct ...
  • Kinsella, Elaine Louise; Richie, Timothy D; Igou, Eric Raymond (2017)
    Heroes are frequently described as both brave and courageous. Each adjective is often used interchangeably in public and academic discourse, despite historical and philosophical differences in their meaning. While research ...
  • Van Dongen, Fredericke (Univeristy of Limerick, 2013)
    How do positive emotions influence morality? Asking myself this relevant question, led to the goal to make predictions on the impact of various positive emotions on moral judgments and behaviors. In my PhD research, I ...
  • Igou, Eric Raymond; van Tilburg, Wijnand A.P.; Kinsella, Elaine Louise; Buckley, Laura K. (Frontiers Media, 2018)
    We investigated whether regret predicted the motivation to act heroically. In a series of studies, we examined the relationship between regret, search for meaning in life, and heroism motivation. First, Study 1 (a and ...
  • van Tilburg, Wijnand A.P.; Igou, Eric Raymond (Springer, 2013)
    Our research examines people s concept of meaningful behavior from an expectancy x value perspective. Specifically, we argue that people consider two elements when inferring the meaningfulness of behavior: the value of ...
  • van Tilburg, Wijnand A.P.; Igou, Eric Raymond (Wiley and Sons, 2011)
    We investigated when and how life salience boosts adherence to worldviews. It was hypothesized that, similar to thoughts of mortality, thoughts about a meaningful existence increase adherence to worldviews. Study 1a, 1b, ...
  • McCormack, Hannah M.; MacIntyre, Tadhg E.; O'Shea, Deirdre; Campbell, Mark J.; Igou, Eric Raymond (Frontiers, 2015)
    Well-being and mental health of psychologists and their clients can be strongly linked to the psychologists’ experience of work. We know from general theories of occupational health psychology that certain work factors ...
  • Kinsella, Elaine Louise (University of Limerick, 2012)
    This thesis documents a PhD research project, conducted over three years, that investigates the important features and functions associated with heroes. This programme of research was designed to add to the scant literature ...
  • McHugh, Cillian; McGann, Marek; Igou, Eric Raymond; Kinsella, Elaine Louise (University of California Press, 2017)
    Moral dumbfounding is defined as maintaining a moral judgement, without supporting reasons. The most cited demonstration of dumbfounding does not identify a specific measure of dumbfounding and has not been published in ...
  • Chan, Christian S.; van Tilburg, Wijnand A.P.; Igou, Eric Raymond; Poon, Cyanea Y. S.; Tam, Katy Y. Y.; Wong, Venus U. T.; Cheung, S. K. (Springer, 2018)
    Theories of boredom assert that boredom is a product of situational meaninglessness. We conducted two studies to test if the perceived meaningfulness of a situation is associated with state boredom, above and beyond sadness, ...
  • van Tilburg, Wijnand A.P.; Igou, Eric Raymond; Maher, Paul J.; Lennon, Joseph (Elsevier, 2019)
    We propose that aggressive tendencies are more (vs. less) pronounced among people who frequently (vs. less frequently) experience challenges to their perceived meaning in life. We tested this hypothesis for three different ...
  • Kinsella, Elaine Louise; Ritchie, Timothy D.; Igou, Eric Raymond (American Psychological Association, 2015)
    Heroes are ubiquitous in literature and popular discourse, yet little is known about cognitive representations of heroes. We examined lay conceptions of heroes using a prototype approach, compared heroes with other ...

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