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Dr. Eric Raymond Igou

Biography

At a very general level, I examine context effects in social judgments and decision making. When I became a student at the University of Heidelberg, my mind was set on becoming a social psychologist. First, I was attracted by critical approaches (topics and methods), and then I became heavily socialized in social cognition research. I very much enjoyed working for and with Herbert Bless. Through him, Klaus Fiedler, Norbert Schwarz, and others, I became familiar with the then contemporary social psychological approaches (in the 90s). I met many renown social psychologists who visited Heidelberg (either on their sabbatical or giving a talk in our colloquium) or at conferences. I was impressed and enthusiastic about social psychological research and about the opportunity to develop a career in this area of research.

In the late 90s, I was involved in research on assimilation and contrast effects in social judgments and people's responses to affective experiences, and the impact of conversational processes on people's judgments and decisions. This built on research of Norbert Schwarz and Fritz Strack. After Dan Gilbert gave talks in Heidelberg and Grasellenbach (at a conference organized by Herbert Bless and Joe Forgas), many of us became interested in affective forecasting. I then started doing research in this area, supported by Herbert Bless.

This is the more professional summary of that phase: The assimilation and contrast effects we investigated related to the impact of exemplars (e.g., a star politician) on judgments of others (e.g., other politicians) and groups (e.g., political parties), and moderating variables (Bless, Igou, Schwarz, & Wänke, 2000; Wänke, Bless, & Igou, 2001). Almost parallel to this research, we worked on the impact of conversational rules on social judgments and decisions. This interest is especially reflected in my dissertation, in which I investigated the impact of conversational rules on the emergence of order effects in one- and two-sided communications (Igou & Bless, 2003, 2007). I then investigated how lay theories about the progression of affect (continuity vs. decrease) and how different perspectives (self vs. other) influence the predictions that people make about affective states (Igou, 2004, 2008).

About 1.5 years after my dissertation, I was granted a 2-year post-doctoral scholarship. During my post-doctoral fellowship at New York University (2002-2004). I started working with Yaacov Trope at New York University on affective influences on self-regulation. I also worked with Michael Schober at the New School University on conversational implications of survey features. It was an amazing time at both universities, and I am grateful for the support that I received from Yaacov and from Michael. The post-doc was more an intellectual growth process than one that led to many publications or long-term collaborations.

Here the more professional summary of that phase: We examined how positive mood influences self-control dilemmas in self-evaluative situations (Gervey, Igou, & Trope, 2005; Trope, Igou, & Burke, 2006).

Towards the end of my post-doc, I was not completely sure where to continue my career (and life). I felt that did not have to go back to Germany. I spotted that Tilburg University was hiring a lecturer. During my post-doc, I became interested in regret (by the way, in 2018 I finally published a paper on regret) and was thus familiar with some of Marcel Zeelenberg's research. He was in the process of rebuilding social psychology in Tilburg. I got the job. I continued with some research ideas that Yaacov Trope and I developed at NYU. This project did not work as I hoped it would, unfortunately. However, the post-doc experience with Yaacov shaped my views and interests and developed into something else.

In 2006, I developed ideas that shaped my research until now. They were based on my initial interests that brought me into psychology (existentialism, motivated reasoning), my experiences with Herbert, Michaela, and Norbert (person perception), and my experiences with Yaacov (self-regulation) - in a way this has become my social psychology stew with a large cup of existentialism.

In Tilburg, I founded my own lab group. Many excellent students joined. Among those was Wijnand van Tilburg, in his second year of study. We examined the effects of existential concerns (through mortality and life salience) on worldview defense (e.g., ideological judgments; Van Tilburg & Igou, 2011). We then examined the effects of affective experiences such as boredom and loneliness on what we would call 'meaning-regulation', inspired by a publication of Heine, Proulx, and Vohs (2006). Important for me was that this research brought me back to the literature of Erich Fromm, which was very formative for me before and during my undergraduate study.

In August of 2008, I joined the Department of Psychology at the University of Limerick (Ireland), Wijnand joined me and became the first Ph.D. graduate of the Department. At UL, I developed two master courses and served as HoD for 3 years. The time from 2010 to 2013 was poor in output and life satisfaction. However, we continued with our ideas and laid the foundation for exciting research.

Wijnand van Tilburg and I investigated the effects of boredom on people's sense of meaningfulness of life and their activities (Van Tilburg & Igou, 2012, 2017) and how boredom in turn leads to meaning-repair attempts such as social identification with one's in-group (Van Tilburg & Igou, 2011). Together with Constantine Sedikides, we also showed that boredom increases nostalgia as one form of meaning-repair strategy (Van Tilburg, Igou, & Sedikides, 2013). Together with Andrew Moynihan, we examined a particular form of meaning-repair: the withdrawal from the conflicted self (e.g., Moynihan et al., 2015; Moynihan, Igou, & Van Tilburg, 2017). Recently, we published a manuscript that very much summarizes our ideas on happiness ('happiness bias') and meaning, people's illusions about happiness, and the functions of these illusions (Van Tilburg & Igou, 2018).
Wijnand van Tilburg and I have worked on a variety of additional projects since the mid-2000s. In a project on decisions in navigation tasks (e.g., walking through a maze), we document that people normally use an 'action continuation strategy' (e.g., moving onwards) in navigation situations, unless a change in direction is required (Van Tilburg & Igou, 2014). A couple of our publications document the impact of particular simple cues on person perception. We document that eccentricity boosts perceived skills of artists and the quality of art. Examples here are Van Gogh and Lady Gaga (Van Tilburg & Igou, 2014). In another project, we demonstrate the impact that middle name initials have on person perception: Middle initials increase perceptions of status and intellectual capacity and performance (Van Tilburg & Igou, 2014; Igou & Van Tilburg, 2015).
Frederieke van Dongen and I investigated the effects of positive emotions on moral decision making. Candice Condon, Tim Ritchie and I have worked on shared memory effects (Condon, Ritchie, & Igou, 2015). Elaine Kinsella, Tim Ritchie, and I have investigated the characteristics and functions of heroes (Kinsella, Ritchie, & Igou, 2015a, 2015b). Our heroism project has grown and is ongoing (Coughlan, Igou, Van Tilburg, Kinsella & Ritchie, 2017; Kinsella, Igou, & Ritchie, 2017; Kinsella, Ritchie, & Igou, 2017).
What would be existentialism without the question of ‘free will'? Not much. As part of his dissertation, Andrew Moynihan has examined the effects of free will beliefs on belongingness (e.g., Moynihan, Igou, & Van Tilburg, 2017) and conformity (Moynihan, Igou, & Van Tilburg, 2018).
Meaning has its opposite: no meaning. Paul Maher did his PhD with us on epistemic emotions (Maher, Van Tilburg, & Igou, 2019) and in particular on disillusionment. We examined the experience of disillusionment and how people respond to this state of negated meaning. We recently published a journal article that examined political polarization as a function of disillusionment, linking it to Brexit and the election of Mr. Trump (Maher, Igou, & Van Tilburg, 2018).

2016-17: I was on a 1-year sabbatical from August 2016 to July 2017. I stayed at the University of Michigan (Institute for Social Research), primarily working with Shinobu Kitayama and with Ethan Kross. I stayed at King's College London, working with Wijnand van Tilburg. And, I stayed at the University of Mannheim, primarily working with Herbert Bless and with Christiane Schöl. All hosts were fantastic - it was a great year, academically and non-academically.

ASC-Lab (Advacing Social Cognition Lab) at UL
The ASC-Lab has been formerly known as the SOCO-UL Lab and (before that) before that as the Social Cognition and Decision Making Lab. My research group usually consists of undergraduate, masters, and Ph.D. students. The current members of the lab group are: Stephen Casey, Velichko Fetvadjiev (a former student from Tilburg!), Rob MacRory-Crowley, Dara McCormack, Grainne Nic Chormaic, Aimen Kakar, Katarzyna Splawska, Patrick Leonard, Cillian McHughs, Andrew Moynihan, Aoife Whiston.

Lab Alumni:
* Since 2008 (University of Limerick): Erin Beal, Emily Braham, John J. Casey, Ciaran Clery, Rebekah Corscadden, Ann Cronin, Roisin Curtin, Romée Gerritsen (Erasmus, Utrecht University) Lisa Healy, Michelle Hess, Karina Jonina, Elaine Kinsella, Maksymilian Kropinski, Eimear Minogue, Alicia La Perle, Eimear Minogue, Andrew Moynihan (now University College Dublin), Gary O'Connor, Kevin O'Malley, Niamh O'Reilly, Meghan O'Sullivan, Paul J. Maher, Vincent Marrinan, Daniel McCarthy, Andrew Moynihan, Michael Murphy, Mary Parkinson, Kate Ryan, Hanna Reinacher (Erasmus, University of Marburg), Gordon Sayre (visiting from The College of New Jersey), Sarah Sheehan, Frederieke van Dongen, Wijnand A. P. van Tilburg (now King's College London), Laura Walshe, Maria Wiemer (Erasmus, University of Marburg), and Caroline Young.
* 2004-2008 (Tilburg University: Social Cognition and Decision Making Lab): Esther Barten, Philippe van de Calseyde, Peggy Emmerink, Sanne Koevoets, Jain Holsheimer, Joris Mulder, Yvette van Osch, Anne-Lieke Piggen, Thijs Poels, Yaniv Shani (now Tel-Aviv University), Ruud Smolders, and Lonneke van der Linde.

PhD Students at UL
Primary Supervisor of Rob Macrory-Crowley and Niamh O'Reilly.
Co-supervisor of Kev O'Malley.
Supervised to completion: Wijnand A. P. van Tilburg (IRCHSS funded), Frederieke van Dongen (IRCHSS funded), Paul Maher (IRC funded), Andrew Moynihan, Elaine Kinsella (co-supervised) and Candice Condon (co-supervised; IRCHSS funded).

ESCON2
The European Social Cognition Network (ESCON) is an organization that supports social cognition research in Europe. ESCON is now represented in the Republic of Ireland, funded in part by the Irish Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS) and the European Science Foundation (ESF). In 2011, I organized with colleagues an ESCON Expert Meeting on Meaning-Regulation in Limerick and ESCON's Transfer of Knowledge Conference (TKC) in Sligo.

C-SPI
In 2009, I developed and organized the first Conference on Social Psychology in Ireland (C-SPI) with the support of colleagues in the department. The conference took place on May 28-29 at the University of Limerick, with keynote addresses by Professor Constantine Sedikides (University of Southampton) and Professor Stephen Reicher (University of St. Andrews). In 2011, the 2nd C-SPI was organised by my colleague Anca Minescu. The next C-SPI is planned for 2013. For more information about C-SPI feel free to contact me or visit the website of our department (www.ul.ie/psychology, then click on News & Events).

Curriculum Development at Master Level; Course Directorships
Master of Science in Psychological Science:
* In 2009, I took the lead in developing a new MSc programme, the MSc in Psychological Science. This 12-month programme covers research methods and offers a menu of diverse areas in psychology (e.g., cognition, sports psychology, organizational psychology, social psychology). This exciting programme runs at UL since 2010. I have been the course director for this course from 2010 to 2013. For more information please contact the current course director, Dr. Stephen Gallagher, and/or check out this link: https://tinyurl.com/MScPsychSciUL
Master of Art in Psychology (Conversion):
* In 2010, I developed a new MA programme, the MA in Psychology. This 12-month programme covers undergraduate and postgraduate modules. It is designed for students with prior education in undergraduate psychology (including research methods) equivalent to 60 ECTS (e.g., a Joint Honours degree). The course thus serves the function of a "conversion" course for students with this amount of prior experiences in psychology. The course has been accredited by the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI). I am the course director for this course since 2011. For more information please check out this link: https://tinyurl.com/MAPsychUL

Voluntary Internship Programme (VIP)
Based on my research experiences with highly motivated (and smart) undergraduate students at NYU, I developed a voluntary internship programme in research and teaching at Tilburg University. This extra-curricular programme was met with great enthusiasm by students, staff, and a teaching evaluation committee. Shortly after taking on the position at the University of Limerick in 2008, I developed a similar (but more fleshed out) programme at our department, the Voluntary Internship Programme in Research (VIP-R). This programme gives highly motivated students the chance to work with faculty members and their lab groups on research topics that they are interested in. In my case, the research topics lie in the areas of social cognition and decision making.

Head of Department (2010-2013; 2020-ongoing)
In 2010, I took up the post as HoD of a fairly new department. This role has taught me very much about curriculum maintenance & development, institutions, and people. I am back in this role now.

Transnational Coordinator Psychology Education (2014-2016)
In 2014, I took on the role of transnational coordinator for our Bachelor of Science in Psychology course. I am involved in the delivery of this programme at IST College in Athens.

Academic Coordinator
In 2017, after returning from a 1-year sabbatical, I took on the brand new role as the departmental academic coordinator.

Academic Coordinator for International Exchange

In 2018, I also took on this role, given that someone had to cover it for a period of about 1 year. In this role, I am mostly concerned about Erasmus visits of students at UL and abroad.

ORCID: 0000-0001-7744-9648; https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7744-9648




Research Interests

I am a social psychologist. In general terms, I am interested in social cognition and in self-regulation.

Specific areas of interest are:

* existential concerns & perceptions of meaning in life and happiness
* affect and self-regulation, in particular boredom and disillusionment
* affective forecasting

* heroism & perceptions of heroes

* impact of lay beliefs on judgments and decisions






Professional Activities

Association

  • , American Psychological Society (APS)
  • , Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGfP)
  • , European Association of Social Psychology (EASP)
  • , International Social Cognition Network
  • , Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP)

Publications

Books

2001

Determinanten der Wichtigkeit von Information: Eine kommunikative Perspektive zur Erklärung von Primacy und Recency Effekten bei Urteilen und Entscheidungen [Determinants of the importance of informa....
Igou, E.R.
(2001) Determinanten der Wichtigkeit von Information: Eine kommunikative Perspektive zur Erklärung von Primacy und Recency Effekten bei Urteilen und Entscheidungen [Determinants of the importance of informa....
(Ed.) Germany : Pabst Science Publishers

Book Chapters

2019

The SAGE Handbook of Applied Social Psychology
Maher, P. J., O'Shea, D., & Igou, E. R.
(2019) The SAGE Handbook of Applied Social Psychology
In Social cognition in the workplace: The future of research on the meaning of work.; K. O'Doherty & D. Hodgetts(Ed.) London : Sage

2019

The unbearable lightness of boredom: A pragmatic meaning-regulation hypothesis
van Tilburg W.A.P.;Igou E.R.
(2019) The unbearable lightness of boredom: A pragmatic meaning-regulation hypothesis
In Boredom Is in Your Mind: A Shared Psychological-Philosophical Approach; pp. 11-35
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-26395-9_2

2017

Attributes and applications of heroes: A brief history of lay and academic perspectives
Kinsella, E. L., Ritchie, T. D., & Igou, E. R.
(2017) Attributes and applications of heroes: A brief history of lay and academic perspectives
In Handbook of Heroism and Heroic Leadership; Oxford : Routledge
[ULIR]

2012

Preferences
Igou, E. R., Van Dongen, F., & Van Tilburg, W. A. P.
(2012) Preferences
In Encyclopedia of Human Behavior, 2nd Edition; San Diego, CA : Academic Press
DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-375000-6.00286-X

2010

The when and why of risky choice framing effects: A constructive processing perspective
Igou, E. R.
(2010) The when and why of risky choice framing effects: A constructive processing perspective
In Perspectives on Framing; New York : Psychology Press

2009

Metacognition.
Bless, H., Keller, J., & Igou, E.R.
(2009) Metacognition.
In Social Cognition: The Basis of Human Interaction Frontiers of Social Psychology; New York : Psychology Press

2006

Mood as resource in structuring goal pursuit.
Trope, Y., Igou, E.R., & Burke, C
(2006) Mood as resource in structuring goal pursuit.
In Affect in social thinking and behavior. Frontiers of Social Psychology; New York : Psychology Press pp. 217-234

2005

Stimmung und Informationsverarbeitung
Bless, H. & Igou, E.R.
(2005) Stimmung und Informationsverarbeitung
In Handbuch für Sozialpsychologie und Kommunikationspsychologie ; Goettingen : Hogrefe pp. 423-429

2005

Mood and the use of general knowledge structures in judgment and decision making
Bless, H., & Igou, E.R.
(2005) Mood and the use of general knowledge structures in judgment and decision making
In The routines of decision making; Hillsdale, NJ : Lawrence Erlbaum pp. 193-210

2002

Die Rolle kognitiv verfügbarer Information bei der Eindrucksbildung
Bless, H., & Igou, E. R.
(2002) Die Rolle kognitiv verfügbarer Information bei der Eindrucksbildung
In Das experimentalpsychologische Praktikum. Computergestützte Versuchssteuerung im Labor und WWW; Göttingen : Hogrefe

Peer Reviewed Journals

2021

Nostalgia relieves the disillusioned mind
Maher P.J.;Igou E.R.;van Tilburg W.A.P.
(2021) Nostalgia relieves the disillusioned mind
In Journal Of Experimental Social Psychology;
DOI: 10.1016/j.jesp.2020.104061
[ULIR]

2021

Bored stiff: The relationship between meaninglessness, sexual sensation seeking, and promiscuous attitudes via boredom susceptibility
Moynihan A.B.;Igou E.R.;van Tilburg W.A.P.
(2021) Bored stiff: The relationship between meaninglessness, sexual sensation seeking, and promiscuous attitudes via boredom susceptibility
In Personality And Individual Differences;
DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2020.110295
[ULIR]

2020

Personal Life Satisfaction as a Measure of Societal Happiness is an Individualistic Presumption: Evidence from Fifty Countries
Krys K.;Park J.;Kocimska-Zych A.;Kosiarczyk A.;Selim H.A.;Wojtczuk-Turek A.;Haas B.W.;Uchida Y.;Torres C.;Capaldi C.A.;Bond M.H.;Zelenski J.M.;Lun V.M.C.;Maricchiolo F.;Vauclair C.M.;Poláčková Šolcová I.;Sirlopú D.;Xing C.;Vignoles V.L.;van Tilburg W.A.P.;Teyssier J.;Sun C.R.;Stoyanova S.;Serdarevich U.;Schwarz B.;Sargautyte R.;Røysamb E.;Romashov V.;Rizwan M.;Pavlović Z.;Pavlopoulos V.;van Osch Y.;Okvitawanli A.;Nadi A.;Nader M.;Nur Fariza M.;Mosca O.;Mohorić T.;Barrientos P.E.;Malyonova A.;Liu X.;Lee J.H.;Kwiatkowska A.;Kronberger N.;Klůzová Kračmárová L.;Kascakova N.;Işık İ.;Igou E.R.;Igbokwe D.O.;Hanke-Boer D.;Gavreliuc A.;Garðarsdóttir R.B.;Fülöp M.;Gamsakhurdia V.;Esteves C.S.;Domínguez-Espinosa A.;Denoux P.;Charkviani S.;Baltin A.;Mira A.D.M.;Appoh L.;Albert I.;Akotia C.S.;Adamovic M.
(2020) Personal Life Satisfaction as a Measure of Societal Happiness is an Individualistic Presumption: Evidence from Fifty Countries
In Journal Of Happiness Studies;
DOI: 10.1007/s10902-020-00311-y

2020

Just-World Beliefs Increase Helping Intentions via Meaning and Affect
Igou E.R.;Blake A.A.;Bless H.
(2020) Just-World Beliefs Increase Helping Intentions via Meaning and Affect
In Journal Of Happiness Studies;
DOI: 10.1007/s10902-020-00317-6

2020

Subjective status and perceived legitimacy across countries.
Brandt MJ;Kuppens T;Spears R;Andrighetto L;Autin F;Babincak P;Badea C;Bae J;Batruch A;Becker JC;Bocian K;Bodroža B;Bourguignon D;Bukowski M;Butera F;Butler SE;Chryssochoou X;Conway P;Crawford JT;Croizet JC;de Lemus S;Degner J;Dragon P;Durante F;Easterbrook MJ;Essien I;Forgas JP;González R;Graf S;Halama P;Han G;Hong RY;Houdek P;Igou ER;Inbar Y;Jetten J;Jimenez Leal W;Jiménez-Moya G;Karunagharan JK;Kende A;Korzh M;Laham SM;Lammers J;Lim L;Manstead ASR;Međedović J;Melton ZJ;Motyl M;Ntani S;Owuamalam CK;Peker M;Platow MJ;Prims JP;Reyna C;Rubin M;Saab R;Sankaran S;Shepherd L;Sibley CG;Sobkow A;Spruyt B;Stroebaek P;Sümer N;Sweetman J;Teixeira CP;Toma C;Ujhelyi A;van der Toorn J;van Hiel A;Vásquez-Echeverría A;Vazquez A;Vianello M;Vranka M;Yzerbyt V;Zimmerman JL;
(2020) Subjective status and perceived legitimacy across countries.
In European Journal Of Social Psychology;
DOI: 10.1002/ejsp.2694

2020

Existential escape of the bored: A review of meaning-regulation processes under boredom
Andrew B. Moynihan;Eric R. Igou;Wijnand A. P. van Tilburg;
(2020) Existential escape of the bored: A review of meaning-regulation processes under boredom
In European Review Of Social Psychology;
DOI: 10.1080/10463283.2020.1829347
[ULIR]

2020

The breaking bad effect: Priming with an antihero increases sensation seeking
Ulqinaku A.;Sarial-Abi G.;Kinsella E.L.;Igou E.R.
(2020) The breaking bad effect: Priming with an antihero increases sensation seeking
In British Journal Of Social Psychology;
DOI: 10.1111/bjso.12374
[ULIR]

2019

Manipulating Moral Dumbfounding: Inhibiting the Identification of Reasons for a Moral Judgement
Cillian McHugh;Marek McGann;Eric R. Igou;Elaine L. Kinsella;
(2019) Manipulating Moral Dumbfounding: Inhibiting the Identification of Reasons for a Moral Judgement

DOI: 10.31234/osf.io/e5gj7

2019

Lost in the crowd: Conformity as escape following disbelief in free will
Moynihan, A. B., Igou, E. R., & Van Tilburg, W. A. P.
(2019) Lost in the crowd: Conformity as escape following disbelief in free will
In European Journal Of Social Psychology; pp. 503-520
DOI: doi:10.1002/ejsp.2499
[ULIR]

2019

Meaning, nature and well-being
Jürgen Beckmann;Eric R. Igou;Eric Klinger;
(2019) Meaning, nature and well-being
In Physical Activity In Natural Settings;
DOI: 10.4324/9781315180144-5

2019

Lost in multidimensional space: Epistemic motivations define and distinguish negative affect.
Maher, P. J., Van Tilburg, W. A. P., & Igou, E. R.
(2019) Lost in multidimensional space: Epistemic motivations define and distinguish negative affect.
In Personality And Social Psychology Bulletin;
DOI: 10.1177/0146167219833395
[ULIR]

2019

Moral Judgment as Categorization (MJAC)
Cillian McHugh;Marek McGann;Eric R. Igou;Elaine Kinsella;
(2019) Moral Judgment as Categorization (MJAC)

DOI: 10.31234/osf.io/72dzp

2019

Various forms of existential distress are associated with aggressive tendencies
van Tilburg W.;Igou E.;Maher P.;Lennon J.
(2019) Various forms of existential distress are associated with aggressive tendencies
In Personality And Individual Differences; pp. 111-119
DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2019.02.032
[ULIR]

2019

Dreaming of a brighter future: Anticipating happiness instils meaning in life.
Van Tilburg W. A. P., & Igou, E. R.
(2019) Dreaming of a brighter future: Anticipating happiness instils meaning in life.
In Journal Of Happiness Studies; pp. 541-559
DOI: 10.1007/s10902-018-9960-8
[ULIR]

2019

On boredom and perceptions of heroes: A meaning-regulation approach to heroism.
Coughlan, G., Igou, E. R., Tilburg, W. A. P., Kinsella, E. L., & Ritchie, T. D.
(2019) On boredom and perceptions of heroes: A meaning-regulation approach to heroism.
In Journal Of Humanistic Psychology; pp. 455-473
DOI: 10.1177/0022167817705281
[ULIR]

2019

Bored like Hell: Religiosity reduces boredom and tempers the quest for meaning
Van Tilburg, W. A. P., & Igou, E. R., Maher, P. J, & Moynihan, A. B., & Martin, D.
(2019) Bored like Hell: Religiosity reduces boredom and tempers the quest for meaning
In Emotion; pp. 255-269
DOI: 10.1037/emo0000439
[ULIR]

2019

Risk-taking increases under boredom
Kılıç A.;van Tilburg W.;Igou E.
(2019) Risk-taking increases under boredom
In Journal Of Behavioral Decision Making;
DOI: 10.1002/bdm.2160

2019

Heroism and the pursuit of a meaningful life.
Kinsella, EL, Igou ER, & Ritchie TD
(2019) Heroism and the pursuit of a meaningful life.
In Journal Of Humanistic Psychology; pp. 474-498
DOI: doi:10.1177/0022167817701002
[ULIR]

2019

Lost in the crowd: Conformity as escape following disbelief in free will
Moynihan A.;Igou E.;van Tilburg W.
(2019) Lost in the crowd: Conformity as escape following disbelief in free will
In European Journal Of Social Psychology; pp. 503-520
DOI: 10.1002/ejsp.2499

2019

A remedy for boredom
Eric R. Igou;Wijnand A. P. van Tilburg;
(2019) A remedy for boredom
In Physical Activity In Natural Settings;
DOI: 10.4324/9781315180144-8

2018

Brexit, Trump, and the Polarizing Effect of Disillusionment
Maher, PJ;Igou, ER;van Tilburg, WAP
(2018) Brexit, Trump, and the Polarizing Effect of Disillusionment
In Social Psychological And Personality Science; THOUSAND OAKS : SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC pp. 205-213
DOI: 10.1177/1948550617750737

2018

Brexit, Trump, and the polarizing effect of disillusionment.
Maher, P. J., Igou, E. R, & Van Tilburg, W. A. P.
(2018) Brexit, Trump, and the polarizing effect of disillusionment.
In Social Psychological And Personality Science;
DOI: 10.1177/1948550618750737
[ULIR]

2018

Situational meaninglessness and state boredom: Cross-sectional and experience-sampling findings.
Chan, C. S., Van Tilburg, W. A. P., Igou, E. R., Poon, C. Y. S., Tam, K. Y. Y., Wong, V., & Cheung, S. K.
(2018) Situational meaninglessness and state boredom: Cross-sectional and experience-sampling findings.
In Motivation And Emotion;
DOI: 10.1007/s11031-018-9693-3
[ULIR]

2018

On the existential road from regret to heroism: Searching for meaning in life
Igou, ER;van Tilburg, WAP;Kinsella, EL;Buckley, LK
(2018) On the existential road from regret to heroism: Searching for meaning in life
In Frontiers in psychology; LAUSANNE :
DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.02375
[ULIR]

2018

Reasons or Rationalisations: The Role of Principles in the Moral Dumbfounding Paradigm
Cillian McHugh;Marek McGann;Eric R. Igou;Elaine L. Kinsella;
(2018) Reasons or Rationalisations: The Role of Principles in the Moral Dumbfounding Paradigm

DOI: 10.31234/osf.io/pcsfj

2017

Boredom Increases Impulsiveness A Meaning-Regulation Perspective
Moynihan, AB,Igou, ER,van Tilburg, WAP
(2017) Boredom Increases Impulsiveness A Meaning-Regulation Perspective
In Social Psychology; pp. 293-309
DOI: 10.1027/1864-9335/a000317
[ULIR]

2017

Free, connected, and meaningful: Free will beliefs promote meaningfulness through belongingness
Moynihan, AB, Igou, ER, Van Tilburg, WAP
(2017) Free, connected, and meaningful: Free will beliefs promote meaningfulness through belongingness
In Personality And Individual Differences; pp. 54-65
DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2016.11.006
[ULIR]

2017

Boredom Begs to Differ: Differentiation From Other Negative Emotions
Van Tilburg, W.A.P., &I gou, E.R.
(2017) Boredom Begs to Differ: Differentiation From Other Negative Emotions
In Emotion; pp. 309-322
DOI: 10.1037/emo0000233
[ULIR]

2017

Can boredom help? Increased prosocial intentions in response to boredom
Van Tilburg, W.A.P., & Igou, E.R.
(2017) Can boredom help? Increased prosocial intentions in response to boredom
In Self And Identity; pp. 82-96
DOI: 10.1080/15298868.2016.1218925
[ULIR]

2016

Going to political extremes in response to boredom
Van Tilburg, WAP,Igou, ER
(2016) Going to political extremes in response to boredom
In European Journal Of Social Psychology; pp. 687-699
DOI: 10.1002/ejsp.2205
[ULIR]

2016

Environmental Influences on Elite Sport Athletes Well Being: From Gold, Silver, and Bronze to Blue Green and Gold
Donnelly, AA,Maclntyre, TE,O'Sullivan, N,Warrington, G,Harrison, AJ,Igou, ER,Jones, M,Gidlow, C,Brick, N,Lahart, I,Cloak, R,Lane, AM
(2016) Environmental Influences on Elite Sport Athletes Well Being: From Gold, Silver, and Bronze to Blue Green and Gold
In Frontiers in psychology;
DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01167
[ULIR]

2016

Conversational Expectations as a Basis for Order Effects in Persuasion
Eric R. Igou;Herbert Bless;
(2016) Conversational Expectations as a Basis for Order Effects in Persuasion
In Journal Of Language And Social Psychology;
DOI: 10.1177/0261927x06303454

2016

Additional Thoughts on Conversational and Motivational Sources of the Dilution Effect
Eric R. Igou;
(2016) Additional Thoughts on Conversational and Motivational Sources of the Dilution Effect
In Journal Of Language And Social Psychology;
DOI: 10.1177/0261927x06296473

2016

Next to a Star: Paling, Shining, or Both? Turning Interexemplar Contrast into Interexemplar Assimilation
Michaela Wänke;Herbert Bless;Eric R. Igou;
(2016) Next to a Star: Paling, Shining, or Both? Turning Interexemplar Contrast into Interexemplar Assimilation
In Personality And Social Psychology Bulletin;
DOI: 10.1177/0146167201271002

2015

Practicing What We Preach: Investigating the Role of Social Support in Sport Psychologists’ Well-Being
Hannah M. McCormack;Tadhg E. MacIntyre;Deirdre O’Shea;Mark J. Campbell;Eric R. Igou;
(2015) Practicing What We Preach: Investigating the Role of Social Support in Sport Psychologists’ Well-Being
In Frontiers in psychology;
DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01854

2015

Practicing what we preach: Investigating the role of social support in sport psychologists' well-being.
McCormack. H., MacIntyre, T. E., O'Shea, D., Campbell, M. J., Igou, E. R.
(2015) Practicing what we preach: Investigating the role of social support in sport psychologists' well-being.
In Frontiers in psychology; pp. 1854-
DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01854
[ULIR]

2015

Eaten up by boredom: Consuming food to escape awareness of the bored self
Moynihan, A. B., Van Tilburg, W. A. P., Igou, E. R., Wisman, A., Donnelly, A. E., & Mulcaire, J. B.
(2015) Eaten up by boredom: Consuming food to escape awareness of the bored self
In Frontiers in psychology; pp. 369-
DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00369
[ULIR]

2015

How dyads reminiscence moderates the relations between familiarity, trust, and memory conformity.
Condon, C. E., Ritchie, T. D., & Igou, E. R.
(2015) How dyads reminiscence moderates the relations between familiarity, trust, and memory conformity.
In Social Psychology;
DOI: 10.1027/1864-9335/a000222

2015

Lay perspectives on the social and psychological functions of heroes.
Kinsella, E. L., Ritchie, T. D., & Igou, E. R.
(2015) Lay perspectives on the social and psychological functions of heroes.
In Frontiers in psychology; pp. 1-12
DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00130
[ULIR]

2015

Ahead of others in the authorship order: names with middle initials appear earlier in author lists of academic articles in psychology
Igou, ER,van Tilburg, WAP
(2015) Ahead of others in the authorship order: names with middle initials appear earlier in author lists of academic articles in psychology
In Frontiers in psychology;
DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00469
[ULIR]

2015

Zeroing in on heroes: A prototype analysis of hero features.
Kinsella, E. L., Ritchie, T. D., & Igou, E. R.
(2015) Zeroing in on heroes: A prototype analysis of hero features.
In Journal Of Personality And Social Psychology; pp. 114-127
DOI: 10.1037/a0038463
[ULIR]

2014

The impact of middle names: Middle initials enhance perceived intellectual performance.
Van Tilburg, W. A. P., & Igou, E. R.
(2014) The impact of middle names: Middle initials enhance perceived intellectual performance.
In European Journal Of Social Psychology; pp. 400-411
DOI: 10.1002/ejsp.2026
[ULIR]

2014

From Van Gogh to Lady Gaga: Artist eccentricity increases perceived artistic skill and art appreciation.
Van Tilburg, W. A. P., & Igou, E. R.
(2014) From Van Gogh to Lady Gaga: Artist eccentricity increases perceived artistic skill and art appreciation.
In European Journal Of Social Psychology; pp. 93-103
DOI: 10.1002/ejsp.1999
[ULIR]

2014

Moving onwards: An action continuation strategy in finding the way.
Van Tilburg, W. A. P., & Igou, E. R.
(2014) Moving onwards: An action continuation strategy in finding the way.
In Journal Of Behavioral Decision Making; pp. 408-418
DOI: 10.1002/bdm.1817
[ULIR]

2014

Metacognition and action: A new pathway to understanding social and cognitive aspects of expertise in sport.
MacIntyre, T. E., Igou, E. R., Campbell, M. J., Moran, A. P., & Matthews, J.
(2014) Metacognition and action: A new pathway to understanding social and cognitive aspects of expertise in sport.
In Frontiers in psychology; pp. 1-12
DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01155
[ULIR]

2013

On the meaningfulness of behavior: An expectancy x value approach.
Van Tilburg, W. A. P. & Igou, E. R.
(2013) On the meaningfulness of behavior: An expectancy x value approach.
In Motivation And Emotion;
DOI: 10.1007/s11031-012-9316-3
[ULIR]

2013

In search for meaningfulness: Nostalgia as an antidote to boredom.
Van Tilburg, W. A. P., Igou, E. R., & Sedikides, C.
(2013) In search for meaningfulness: Nostalgia as an antidote to boredom.
In Emotion; pp. 450-461
DOI: 10.1037/a0030442
[ULIR]

2012

Preference Judgments (Individuals)
E.R. Igou;F. van Dongen;W.A.P. van Tilburg;
(2012) Preference Judgments (Individuals)
In Encyclopedia Of Human Behavior;
DOI: 10.1016/b978-0-12-375000-6.00286-x

2012

On boredom: Lack of challenge and meaning as distinct boredom experiences
Van Tilburg, W. A. P. & Igou, E. R.
(2012) On boredom: Lack of challenge and meaning as distinct boredom experiences
In Motivation And Emotion; pp. 181-194
DOI: 10.1007/s11031-011-9234-9
[ULIR]

2011

On boredom and social identity: A pragmatic meaning-regulation approach.
van Tilburg, W. A .P., Igou, E. R.
(2011) On boredom and social identity: A pragmatic meaning-regulation approach.
In Personality And Social Psychology Bulletin; pp. 1679-1691
DOI: 10.1177/0146167211418530
[ULIR]

2011

On the meaningfulness of existence: When life salience boosts adherence to worldviews.
Van Tilburg, W. A. P. & Igou, E. R.
(2011) On the meaningfulness of existence: When life salience boosts adherence to worldviews.
In European Journal Of Social Psychology; pp. 740-750
DOI: 10.1002/ejsp.819
[ULIR]

2010

How Construal Levels Attenuate the Search for Unpleasant Truths
Yaniv Shani;Eric Igou;Marcel Zeelenberg;
(2010) How Construal Levels Attenuate the Search for Unpleasant Truths
In Psycextra Dataset;
DOI: 10.1037/e621072012-073

2009

Different ways of looking at unpleasant truths: How construal levels influence information search.
Shani, Y., Igou, E. R., Zeelenberg, M.
(2009) Different ways of looking at unpleasant truths: How construal levels influence information search.
In Organizational Behavior And Human Decision Processes; pp. 36-44
DOI: 10.1016/j.obhdp.2009.05.005

2008

How long will I suffer?" Versus "How long will you suffer?" A self-other effect in affective forecasting.
Igou, E. R.
(2008) How long will I suffer?" Versus "How long will you suffer?" A self-other effect in affective forecasting.
In Journal Of Personality And Social Psychology; pp. 899-917
DOI: 10.1037/a0011619

2007

On undesirable consequences of thinking: Framing effects as a function of substantive processing.
Igou, ER; Bless, H
(2007) On undesirable consequences of thinking: Framing effects as a function of substantive processing.
In Journal Of Behavioral Decision Making; pp. 125-142

2007

Additional thoughts on conversational and motivational sources of the dilution effect
Igou, E.R.
(2007) Additional thoughts on conversational and motivational sources of the dilution effect
In Journal Of Language And Social Psychology; pp. 61-68
DOI: 10.1177/0261927X06296473

2007

Conversational expectations as a basis for order effects in persuasion.
Igou, ER; Bless, H
(2007) Conversational expectations as a basis for order effects in persuasion.
In Journal Of Language And Social Psychology; pp. 260-273

2006

Positive Mood and Future-Oriented Self-Evaluation
Ben Gervey;Eric R. Igou;Yaacov Trope;
(2006) Positive Mood and Future-Oriented Self-Evaluation
In Motivation And Emotion;
DOI: 10.1007/s11031-006-9011-3

2005

The conversational basis for the dilution effect
Igou, E. R., & Bless, H.
(2005) The conversational basis for the dilution effect
In Journal Of Language And Social Psychology; pp. 25-35
DOI: 10.1177/0261927X04273035

2005

Positive mood and future-oriented self-evaluation.
Gervey, B; Igou, ER; Trope, Y
(2005) Positive mood and future-oriented self-evaluation.
In Motivation And Emotion; pp. 203-235

2004

Lay theories in affective forecasting: The progression of affect. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology
Igou, E. R. & Bless, H.
(2004) Lay theories in affective forecasting: The progression of affect. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology
In Journal Of Experimental Social Psychology; pp. 528-543
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jesp.2003.09.004

2003

Inferring the importance of arguments: Order effects and conversational rules.
Igou, E. R., Bless, H.
(2003) Inferring the importance of arguments: Order effects and conversational rules.
In Journal Of Experimental Social Psychology; pp. 91-99
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0022-1031(02)00509-7,

2002

Making sense of standardized survey questions: The influence of reference periods and their repetition
Eric Igou;Herbert Bless;Norbert Schwarz;
(2002) Making sense of standardized survey questions: The influence of reference periods and their repetition
In Communication Monographs;
DOI: 10.1080/714041712

2001

Next to a star: Paling, shining, or both? Turning interexemplar contrast into interexemplar assimilation
Waenke, M., Bless, H., & Igou, E. R.
(2001) Next to a star: Paling, shining, or both? Turning interexemplar contrast into interexemplar assimilation
In Personality And Social Psychology Bulletin; pp. 14-29

2000

Reducing context effects by adding context information: The direction and size of context effects in political judgment.
Bless, H., Igou, E. R., Schwarz, N., & Wänke, M.
(2000) Reducing context effects by adding context information: The direction and size of context effects in political judgment.
In Personality And Social Psychology Bulletin; pp. 1036-1045
DOI: 10.1177/01461672002611002

Other Journals

1994

Das Psychologiestudium der Zukunft oder: Was wir noch immer zu träumen wagen
Agudelo, D., Böhne, J., Crawford, M. Galliker, M. Hemmati-Weber, M., Horlacher, K. D., Hüneke, H., Igou, E. R., Rodewald, R., & Sommer J.
(1994) Das Psychologiestudium der Zukunft oder: Was wir noch immer zu träumen wagen
In Journal für Psychologie; pp. 71-79