Aaron C Kay

Summary

Affiliation: University of Waterloo
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Religious belief as compensatory control
    Aaron C Kay
    University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    Pers Soc Psychol Rev 14:37-48. 2010
  2. doi request reprint God and the government: testing a compensatory control mechanism for the support of external systems
    Aaron C Kay
    Department of Psychology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada
    J Pers Soc Psychol 95:18-35. 2008
  3. doi request reprint Inequality, discrimination, and the power of the status quo: Direct evidence for a motivation to see the way things are as the way they should be
    Aaron C Kay
    Psychology Department, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    J Pers Soc Psychol 97:421-34. 2009
  4. doi request reprint Loving those who justify inequality: the effects of system threat on attraction to women who embody benevolent sexist ideals
    Grace P Lau
    Department of Psychology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    Psychol Sci 19:20-1. 2008
  5. doi request reprint Divergent effects of activating thoughts of God on self-regulation
    Kristin Laurin
    Department of Psychology, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    J Pers Soc Psychol 102:4-21. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Evidence that gendered wording in job advertisements exists and sustains gender inequality
    Danielle Gaucher
    Department of Psychology, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    J Pers Soc Psychol 101:109-28. 2011
  7. doi request reprint Social disadvantage and the self-regulatory function of justice beliefs
    Kristin Laurin
    Department of Psychology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    J Pers Soc Psychol 100:149-71. 2011
  8. doi request reprint In search of the silver lining: the justice motive fosters perceptions of benefits in the later lives of tragedy victims
    Joanna E Anderson
    Department of Psychology, University of Waterloo, 200 University Ave West, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
    Psychol Sci 21:1599-604. 2010
  9. doi request reprint System justification and the defense of committed relationship ideology
    Martin V Day
    Department of Psychology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    J Pers Soc Psychol 101:291-306. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Compensatory rationalizations and the resolution of everyday undeserved outcomes
    Danielle Gaucher
    Department of Psychology, University of Waterloo, 200 University Ave, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1, Canada
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 36:109-18. 2010

Detail Information

Publications15

  1. doi request reprint Religious belief as compensatory control
    Aaron C Kay
    University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    Pers Soc Psychol Rev 14:37-48. 2010
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  2. doi request reprint God and the government: testing a compensatory control mechanism for the support of external systems
    Aaron C Kay
    Department of Psychology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada
    J Pers Soc Psychol 95:18-35. 2008
    ..The implications of these results for understanding why a high percentage of the population believes in the existence of God, and why people so often endorse and justify their socio-political systems, are discussed...
  3. doi request reprint Inequality, discrimination, and the power of the status quo: Direct evidence for a motivation to see the way things are as the way they should be
    Aaron C Kay
    Psychology Department, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    J Pers Soc Psychol 97:421-34. 2009
    ..Theoretical implications for system justification theory, stereotype formation, affirmative action, and the maintenance of inequality are discussed...
  4. doi request reprint Loving those who justify inequality: the effects of system threat on attraction to women who embody benevolent sexist ideals
    Grace P Lau
    Department of Psychology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    Psychol Sci 19:20-1. 2008
  5. doi request reprint Divergent effects of activating thoughts of God on self-regulation
    Kristin Laurin
    Department of Psychology, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    J Pers Soc Psychol 102:4-21. 2012
    ..These findings provide the first experimental evidence that exposure to God influences goal pursuit and suggest that the ever-present cultural reminders of God can be both burden and benefit for self-regulation...
  6. doi request reprint Evidence that gendered wording in job advertisements exists and sustains gender inequality
    Danielle Gaucher
    Department of Psychology, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    J Pers Soc Psychol 101:109-28. 2011
    ..The function of gendered wording in maintaining traditional gender divisions, implications for gender parity, and theoretical models of inequality are discussed...
  7. doi request reprint Social disadvantage and the self-regulatory function of justice beliefs
    Kristin Laurin
    Department of Psychology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    J Pers Soc Psychol 100:149-71. 2011
    ....
  8. doi request reprint In search of the silver lining: the justice motive fosters perceptions of benefits in the later lives of tragedy victims
    Joanna E Anderson
    Department of Psychology, University of Waterloo, 200 University Ave West, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
    Psychol Sci 21:1599-604. 2010
    ..These results suggest that being motivated to see the world as just--a motivation traditionally associated with victim derogation--also leads people to perceive a "silver lining" to tragic events...
  9. doi request reprint System justification and the defense of committed relationship ideology
    Martin V Day
    Department of Psychology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    J Pers Soc Psychol 101:291-306. 2011
    ..Results revealed that when we measured (Study 6) or manipulated (Study 7) personal relationship identity rather than relationship ideology, effects also emerge for women...
  10. doi request reprint Compensatory rationalizations and the resolution of everyday undeserved outcomes
    Danielle Gaucher
    Department of Psychology, University of Waterloo, 200 University Ave, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1, Canada
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 36:109-18. 2010
    ..These studies highlight an understudied means of justifying unfairness and elucidate the justice motive's power to affect people's construal of their social world...
  11. doi request reprint On the perpetuation of ignorance: system dependence, system justification, and the motivated avoidance of sociopolitical information
    Steven Shepherd
    Department of Psychology, University of Waterloo, 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    J Pers Soc Psychol 102:264-80. 2012
    ....
  12. doi request reprint Restricted emigration, system inescapability, and defense of the status quo: system-justifying consequences of restricted exit opportunities
    Kristin Laurin
    Department of Psychology, University of Waterloo, 200 University Ave, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
    Psychol Sci 21:1075-82. 2010
    ..The importance of these two findings-the first experimental demonstration of the psychological consequences of restrictive emigration policies and the introduction of a novel psychological phenomenon-is discussed...
  13. pmc Outsourcing punishment to God: beliefs in divine control reduce earthly punishment
    Kristin Laurin
    Department of Psychology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, BC, Canada N2L 3G1
    Proc Biol Sci 279:3272-81. 2012
    ..Moreover, these effects are specifically owing to differences in people's perceptions that humans are responsible for punishing wrongdoers...
  14. ncbi request reprint Victim derogation and victim enhancement as alternate routes to system justification
    Aaron C Kay
    Department of Psychology, Jordan Hall Building 420, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Psychol Sci 16:240-6. 2005
    ..g., physical attractiveness) that are causally unrelated to those outcomes. We provide converging evidence using system-threat and stereotype-activation paradigms...
  15. ncbi request reprint Complementary justice: effects of "poor but happy" and "poor but honest" stereotype exemplars on system justification and implicit activation of the justice motive
    Aaron C Kay
    Department of Psychology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 85:823-37. 2003
    ..Evidence also suggested that the Protestant work ethic may moderate the effects of stereotype exposure on explicit system justification (but not implicit activation)...