Ian McGregor

Summary

Affiliation: York University
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Defensive zeal and the uncertain self: what makes you so sure?
    Ian McGregor
    Department of Psychology, York University, Toronto, ON, Canada
    J Pers Soc Psychol 85:838-52. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Compensatory conviction in the face of personal uncertainty: going to extremes and being oneself
    I McGregor
    Department of Psychology, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Pers Soc Psychol 80:472-88. 2001
  3. ncbi request reprint Defensive pride and consensus: strength in imaginary numbers
    Ian McGregor
    Department of Psychology, York University, Toronto, ON, Canada
    J Pers Soc Psychol 89:978-96. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Ideological and personal zeal reactions to threat among people with high self-esteem: motivated promotion focus
    Ian McGregor
    Department of Psychology, York University, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 33:1587-99. 2007
  5. doi request reprint Reactive approach motivation (RAM) for religion
    Ian McGregor
    Department of Psychology, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Pers Soc Psychol 99:148-61. 2010
  6. doi request reprint Anxious uncertainty and reactive approach motivation (RAM)
    Ian McGregor
    Department of Psychology, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Pers Soc Psychol 99:133-47. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Neural markers of religious conviction
    Michael Inzlicht
    University of Toronto Scarborough, Department of Psychology, 1265 Military Trail, Toronto, Ontario M1C 1A4, Canada
    Psychol Sci 20:385-92. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Threat and defense as goal regulation: from implicit goal conflict to anxious uncertainty, reactive approach motivation, and ideological extremism
    Kyle Nash
    Department of Psychology, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Pers Soc Psychol 101:1291-301. 2011
  9. 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
  10. doi request reprint Approach-related left prefrontal EEG asymmetry predicts muted error-related negativity
    Kyle Nash
    York University, Toronto, Canada
    Biol Psychol 91:96-102. 2012

Detail Information

Publications12

  1. ncbi request reprint Defensive zeal and the uncertain self: what makes you so sure?
    Ian McGregor
    Department of Psychology, York University, Toronto, ON, Canada
    J Pers Soc Psychol 85:838-52. 2003
    ..Compensatory conviction is viewed as a mode of repression, akin to reaction formation, that helps keep unwanted thoughts out of awareness...
  2. ncbi request reprint Compensatory conviction in the face of personal uncertainty: going to extremes and being oneself
    I McGregor
    Department of Psychology, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Pers Soc Psychol 80:472-88. 2001
    ..Relevance to cognitive dissonance and authoritarianism theories is discussed, and a new perspective on terror managenment theory (J. Greenberg, S. Solomom, & T. Pyszczynski, 1997) is proposed...
  3. ncbi request reprint Defensive pride and consensus: strength in imaginary numbers
    Ian McGregor
    Department of Psychology, York University, Toronto, ON, Canada
    J Pers Soc Psychol 89:978-96. 2005
    ..Compensatory consensus is seen as a kind of defensive self-affirmation that defensively proud people turn to for insulation from distressing thoughts...
  4. ncbi request reprint Ideological and personal zeal reactions to threat among people with high self-esteem: motivated promotion focus
    Ian McGregor
    Department of Psychology, York University, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 33:1587-99. 2007
    ..Ideological and personal zeal reflect motivated promotion focus reactions that are rewarding because they decrease the motivational relevance, regulatory fit, and subjective salience of threats...
  5. doi request reprint Reactive approach motivation (RAM) for religion
    Ian McGregor
    Department of Psychology, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Pers Soc Psychol 99:148-61. 2010
    ..Results support a RAM view of empowered religious idealism for anxiety management (cf. Armstrong, 2000; Inzlicht, McGregor, Hirsch, & Nash, 2009)...
  6. doi request reprint Anxious uncertainty and reactive approach motivation (RAM)
    Ian McGregor
    Department of Psychology, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Pers Soc Psychol 99:133-47. 2010
    ..Speculative implications are suggested for understanding diverse social and clinical phenomena ranging from worldview defense, prejudice, and meaning making to narcissism, hypomania, and aggression...
  7. doi request reprint Neural markers of religious conviction
    Michael Inzlicht
    University of Toronto Scarborough, Department of Psychology, 1265 Military Trail, Toronto, Ontario M1C 1A4, Canada
    Psychol Sci 20:385-92. 2009
    ..These results suggest that religious conviction provides a framework for understanding and acting within one's environment, thereby acting as a buffer against anxiety and minimizing the experience of error...
  8. doi request reprint Threat and defense as goal regulation: from implicit goal conflict to anxious uncertainty, reactive approach motivation, and ideological extremism
    Kyle Nash
    Department of Psychology, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Pers Soc Psychol 101:1291-301. 2011
    ..Results support a goal regulation view of anxious uncertainty, threat, and defense with potential for integrating theories of defensive compensation...
  9. 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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  10. doi request reprint Approach-related left prefrontal EEG asymmetry predicts muted error-related negativity
    Kyle Nash
    York University, Toronto, Canada
    Biol Psychol 91:96-102. 2012
    ..Results have implications for understanding emotion and motivation and for understanding the personal resilience associated with approach motivated states...
  11. doi request reprint Line bisection as a neural marker of approach motivation
    Kyle Nash
    Department of Psychology, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Psychophysiology 47:979-83. 2010
    ..Results support the line bisection task as an efficient and unobtrusive behavioral neuroscience measure of approach motivation...
  12. ncbi request reprint Thinking and caring about cognitive inconsistency: when and for whom does attitudinal ambivalence feel uncomfortable?
    Ian R Newby-Clark
    Department of Psychology, University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada
    J Pers Soc Psychol 82:157-66. 2002
    ..B. Cialdini, M. R. Trost, & T. J. Newsom, 1995). Similarities of ambivalence and cognitive dissonance constructs are discussed...