Hicks, Joshua individual record
Associate Professor
overview

My research aims to understand how people answer the "big" questions in life and how people's answers to those questions influence their attitudes and behavior. Our lab formulates and tests a wide range of hypotheses related to many types of existential concerns focusing on the antecedents and consequences of the experience of meaning in life, authenticity, self-alienation, perceptions of free-will, and mortality awareness.

education and training
selected publications
Academic Articles63
  • King, L. A., & Hicks, J. A. (2021). The Science of Meaning in Life.. Annu Rev Psychol. 72(1), 561-584.
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  • Rivera, G. N., Vess, M., Hicks, J. A., & Routledge, C. (2020). Awe and meaning: Elucidating complex effects of awe experiences on meaning in life. European Journal of Social Psychology. 50(2), 392-405.
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  • Kim, J., Chen, K., Davis, W. E., Hicks, J. A., & Schlegel, R. J. (2019). Approaching the true self: Promotion focus predicts the experience of authenticity. Journal of Research in Personality. 78, 165-176.
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  • Hicks, J. A., Schlegel, R. J., & Newman, G. E. (2019). Introduction to the Special Issue: Authenticity: Novel Insights Into a Valued, Yet Elusive, Concept. Review of General Psychology. 23(1), 3-7.
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Chapters7
  • Christy, A. G., Rivera, G., Chen, K., & Hicks, J. A. (2017). Positive Psychology. Dunn, D. S. (Eds.), Positive Psychology: Established and Emerging Issues. 220-235. Routledge.
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  • Juhl, J., Routledge, C., Hicks, J. A., & Sedikides, C. (2017). Can Affectively Negative Experiences Contribute to Well-Being? The Affectively Negative Need-Fulfillment Model. The Happy Mind: Cognitive Contributions to Well-Being. 389-407. Springer International Publishing.
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  • Hicks, J. A., Seto, E., & Kim, J. (2015). Meaning of Life. The Encyclopedia of Adulthood and Aging. 1-5. John Wiley & Sons, Inc..
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  • Kim, J., Seto, E., Davis, W. E., & Hicks, J. A. (2014). Positive and Existential Psychological Approaches to the Experience of Meaning in Life. Meaning in Positive and Existential Psychology. 221-233. Springer New York.
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  • Tang, D., Kelley, N. J., Hicks, J. A., & Harmon-Jones, E. (2013). Emotions and Meaning in Life: A Motivational Perspective. The Experience of Meaning in Life. 117-128. Springer Netherlands.
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Conference Papers7
  • Mechin, N. C., Holland, M., Hicks, J. A., & Gable, P. A. (2014). APPROACH MOTIVATION CAUSES "VIRTUAL" ALCOHOL MYOPIA: TRAIT APPROACH AND GREATER LEFT-FRONTAL ACTIVATION PREDICT ATTENTIONAL NARROWING. PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY. 51, S49-S49.
  • Mechin, N. C., Threadgill, H., Beasley, Z., Hicks, J. A., & Gable, P. A. (2014). IMPULSIVITY ENHANCES LEFT-FRONTAL ACTIVATION TO ALCOHOL CUES. PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY. 51, S31-S31.
  • Hicks, J. A. (2012). HAPPINESS, PSYCHOLOGICAL HEALTH, AND FUTURE TIME PERSPECTIVE. GERONTOLOGIST. 52, 695-695.
  • Hicks, J. A., Green, A., & Wilson, S. (2008). Bristol Insomnia Group: has it made a difference after 10 years?. JOURNAL OF SLEEP RESEARCH. 17, 197-197.
  • Hicks, J. A. (2008). Ease of retrieval effects on estimates of predicted alcohol use. ALCOHOLISM-CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH. 32(6), 114A-114A.
chaired theses and dissertations
Email
joshua.hicks@tamu.edu
First Name
Joshua
Last Name
Hicks
mailing address
Texas A&M University; Psychology; 4235 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-4235
USA