Lay theories & folk psychology, existential psychology, meaning in life, self-concept, social cognition
Christy, A. G., Kim, J., Schlegel, R. J. Vess, M., & Hicks, J. A. (in press). The reciprocal relationship between perceptions of moral goodness and knowledge of others’ true selves. Social Psychological and Personality Science.
Christy, A. G., Sanders, C., Vess, M., Routledge, C., & Schlegel, R. J. (2017). The true self and existential structure? Unexpected effects of mortality salience and personal need for structure on beliefs in a true self. Self and Identity, 16, 335-352.
Christy, A. G., Seto, E., Hicks, J. A, & Schlegel, R. J. (2016). Straying from the righteous path and from ourselves: Self-alienation and immoral behavior. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 42, 1530-1550.
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