My research program explores the psychological consequences of belief in free will, factors that influence the experience of authenticity and true self-knowledge, and how people conceptualize finding meaning and purpose in their lives.
Seto, E., & Hicks, J. A. (2016). Disassociating the agent from the self: Undermining belief in free will diminishes true self-knowledge. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 7(7), 726-734.
Seto, E., Hicks, J.A., Vess, M. & Geraci, L. (2016). The association between vivid thoughts of death and authenticity. Motivation and Emotion, 40(4), 520-540.
Hicks, J. A., Seto, E., & Kim, J. (2016). Meaning of life. In S. K. Whitbourne (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Adulthood and Aging. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.
Seto, E., Hicks, J.A., Davis, W.E., & Smallman, R. (2015). Free will, counterfactual reflection, and the meaningfulness of life events. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 6(3), 243-250.
Kim, J., Seto, E., Davis, W.E., & Hicks, J.A. (2014). Positive and existential psychological approaches to the experience of meaning in life. In P. Russo-Netzer & A. Batthyany (Eds), Meaning in Existential and Positive Psychology. New York: Springer Press.