Biography

I completed a BA in Applied Psychology at University College Cork and graduated in 2011. Following this, I came to the University of Limerick and completed an MSc in Psychological Science (Applied & Social Psychology Stream), graduating in January 2013. Shortly afterwards, I began a PhD, supervised by Dr. Eric R. Igou (University of Limerick) and Dr. Wijnand A. P. van Tilburg (University of Essex). For my PhD, I investigated the effects of boredom and disbelief in free will on hedonic and interpersonal behaviours using existential psychological perspectives. I graduated with a PhD in 2017. In January 2018, I began a post-doctoral research fellowship at the Irish Centre for Research in Applied Geosciences (iCRAG), a research centre funded by Science Foundation Ireland, the European Regional Development Fund, the Geological Survey of Ireland, and industry partners at University College Dublin. I worked on a project about the public's perception of geosciences and related activities, supervised by Dr. Geertje Schuitema (University College Dublin). In August 2018, I began a lecturing position in the University of Limerick.

Research Interests

My research interests are in social, existential, hedonic, and personality psychology. In general, I'm interested in how people engage in hedonic and interpersonal behaviours as a means to escape from threats to meaning in life and variables that promote or hinder these tendencies. I'm also interested in research on social and gender identities.

Professional Activities

Award

  • 2021 - Societal Relevance of Social Psychology Grant
  • 2018 - James M. Flaherty Research Scholarship
  • 2018 - Research Funding
  • 2017 - PhD Scholar's Bursary
  • 2014 - Residential Scholarship
  • 2014 - Structured PhD Research Support Funds
  • 2014 - Diversity Travel Award
  • 2013 - Fee Waiver

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Peer Reviewed Journals

Boredom Increases Impulsiveness: A Meaning-Regulation Approach

Dr. Andrew Moynihan
2017
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Country-level and individual-level predictors of men's support for gender equality in 42 countries

Dr. Andrew Moynihan
2020
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Bored stiff: The relationship between meaninglessness, sexual sensation seeking, and promiscuous attitudes via boredom susceptibility

Dr. Eric Raymond Igou
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2021
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Lost in the crowd: Conformity as escape following disbelief in free will.

Dr. Andrew Moynihan
2019
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Health literacy among self-help leprosy group members reduces stereotype endorsement and stigma-related harm in rural Nepal.

Dr. Aisling O'Donnell
Dr. Andrew Moynihan
2022
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Free, Connected, and Meaningful: Free Will Beliefs Promote Meaningfulness Through Belongingness

Dr. Andrew Moynihan
2016
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From social curse to social cure: A self-help group community intervention for people affected by leprosy in Nepal

Dr. Aisling O'Donnell
Dr. Andrew Moynihan
2021
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Existential escape of the bored: A review of meaning-regulation processes under boredom

Dr. Andrew Moynihan
2021
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Eaten Up by Boredom: Consuming Food to Escape Awareness of The Bored Self.

Dr. Andrew Moynihan
2015
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Values influence public acceptability of geoengineering technologies via self-identities

Dr. Andrew Moynihan
2020
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Bored Like Hell: Religiosity Reduces Boredom and Tempers the Quest for Meaning.

Dr. Andrew Moynihan
2018
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Psychometric Properties and Correlates of Precarious Manhood Beliefs in 62 Nations.

Dr. Andrew Moynihan
2021
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Conference Publications

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Conference Contributions

Transfer of Knowledge Conference of the European Social Cognition Network (ESCON)

Dr. Andrew Moynihan
2014
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Transfer of Knowledge Conference of the European Social Cognition Network (ESCON)

Dr. Andrew Moynihan
2016
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Engaging the Wandering Mind: Exploring the Cognitive, Neural, and Applied Aspects of Boredom Workshop

Dr. Andrew Moynihan
2015
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Transfer of Knowledge Conference of the European Social Cognition Network (ESCON)

Dr. Andrew Moynihan
2018
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Boredom Symposium, Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Science Annual Conference

Dr. Andrew Moynihan
2019
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Transfer of Knowledge Conference of the European Social Cognition Network (ESCON)

Dr. Andrew Moynihan
2018
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Geological Survey of Ireland Meeting.

Dr. Andrew Moynihan
2018
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Midwestern Psychological Association's Annual Meeting.

Dr. Andrew Moynihan
2014
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P.S.I & N.I.B.P.S Psychology, Medicine, and Health Annual Conference.

Dr. Andrew Moynihan
2014
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Other Publications

When I Get That Boring Feeling: Sex As Escape From Boredom

Dr. Andrew Moynihan
2022
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