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  • van Tilburg, Wijnand A.P.; Igou, Eric Raymond; Maher, Paul J.; Moynihan, Andrew B.; Martin, Dawn G. (American Psychological Association, 2019)
    Boredom involves a lack meaning. Conversely, religiosity offers people a sense of meaning. Accordingly, we proposed that by imbuing a sense of meaningfulnesss, religiosity leads people to experience less boredom. Furthermore, ...
  • Maher, Paul J.; Igou, Eric Raymond; van Tilburg, Wijnand A.P. (SAGE Publications, 2018)
    We investigate experiences of disillusionment as a source of political polarization. Disillusioning experiences motivate a search for meaning, and we propose that people respond by seeking reassurance in political ideologies, ...
  • Maher, Paul J.; Igou, Eric Raymond; van Tilburg, Wijnand A.P. (Taylor and Francis, 2019)
    Disillusionment is acknowledged to be a painful process with important personal and social consequences. However, scientific conceptualisations of the experience are inconsistent. Across four studies, we examined whether ...
  • O’Connor, Cliodhna; Maher, Paul J.; Kadianaki, Irini (Public Library of Science, 2019)
    The relationship between lay theories of gender and attitudes to abortion policy has received minimal empirical attention. An ongoing theoretical debate in the psychological essentialism literature queries whether biological ...
  • 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 ...
  • Maher, Paul J.; van Tilburg, Wijnand A.P.; Van den Tol, Annemieke Johanna Maria (Wiley and Sons Ltd, 2013)
    Encountering stimuli that violate expectations can elicit compensatory behavior. One notable result of such compensatory responses is the derogation of outgroups. The present research investigated for the first time if ...
  • 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 ...

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