Laura A King

Summary

Affiliation: University of Missouri
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Being forgotten: implications for the experience of meaning in life
    Laura A King
    University of Missouri, Columbia, Department of Psychological Sciences, 210 McAlester Hall, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    J Soc Psychol 151:696-709. 2011
  2. ncbi request reprint Lost and found possible selves, subjective well-being, and ego development in divorced women
    Laura A King
    Department of Psychological Services, University of Missouri, Columbia, 65211, USA
    J Pers 72:603-32. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Gay and straight possible selves: goals, identity, subjective well-being, and personality development
    Laura A King
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia, 211 McAlester Hall, Columbia, MO 65203, USA
    J Pers 72:967-94. 2004
  4. ncbi request reprint Positive affect and the experience of meaning in life
    Laura A King
    Department of Psychology, University of Missouri, Columbia, MS 65211, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 90:179-96. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Ghosts, UFOs, and magic: positive affect and the experiential system
    Laura A King
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri Columbia, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 92:905-19. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Whatever happened to "What might have been"? Regrets, happiness, and maturity
    Laura A King
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri Columbia, MO 65201, USA
    Am Psychol 62:625-36. 2007
  7. doi request reprint Death, life, scarcity, and value: an alternative perspective on the meaning of death
    Laura A King
    Department of Psychological Sciences, 210 McAlester Hall, University of Missouri, Columbia, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    Psychol Sci 20:1459-62. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Positive affect, intuition, and feelings of meaning
    Joshua A Hicks
    Department of Psychology, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX 77843 4235, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 98:967-79. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Social threats, happiness, and the dynamics of meaning in life judgments
    Joshua A Hicks
    Department of Psychology, Texas A and M University, 4235 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843 4235, USA
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 36:1305-17. 2010
  10. doi request reprint Positive affect, meaning in life, and future time perspective: an application of socioemotional selectivity theory
    Joshua A Hicks
    Department of Psychology, Texas A and M University, TX 77843 4235, USA
    Psychol Aging 27:181-9. 2012

Research Grants

  1. Goals, Identity, and Meaning in Life
    Laura King; Fiscal Year: 2004

Collaborators

Detail Information

Publications15

  1. ncbi request reprint Being forgotten: implications for the experience of meaning in life
    Laura A King
    University of Missouri, Columbia, Department of Psychological Sciences, 210 McAlester Hall, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    J Soc Psychol 151:696-709. 2011
    ..Being forgotten may be considered a type of incipient ostracism that influences meaning in life but not mood or state social self-esteem...
  2. ncbi request reprint Lost and found possible selves, subjective well-being, and ego development in divorced women
    Laura A King
    Department of Psychological Services, University of Missouri, Columbia, 65211, USA
    J Pers 72:603-32. 2004
    ..Results are interpreted as indicating that, while happiness may require us to avoid thinking about what might have been, maturity might require an awareness of the losses and sacrifices of adulthood...
  3. ncbi request reprint Gay and straight possible selves: goals, identity, subjective well-being, and personality development
    Laura A King
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia, 211 McAlester Hall, Columbia, MO 65203, USA
    J Pers 72:967-94. 2004
    ..Results are interpreted as indicating that, while happiness may require us to focus upon our current life goals, personality development might require an exploration of the potential sacrifices of identity...
  4. ncbi request reprint Positive affect and the experience of meaning in life
    Laura A King
    Department of Psychology, University of Missouri, Columbia, MS 65211, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 90:179-96. 2006
    ..Results indicate that positive moods may predispose individuals to feel that life is meaningful. In addition, positive moods may increase sensitivity to the meaning-relevance of a situation...
  5. ncbi request reprint Ghosts, UFOs, and magic: positive affect and the experiential system
    Laura A King
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri Columbia, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 92:905-19. 2007
    ..Results are interpreted as indicating that PA promotes experiential processing. Implications for the psychology of nonrational beliefs and behaviors are discussed...
  6. ncbi request reprint Whatever happened to "What might have been"? Regrets, happiness, and maturity
    Laura A King
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri Columbia, MO 65201, USA
    Am Psychol 62:625-36. 2007
    ..Finally, expanding on previous work, the authors examine potential affordances of happy maturity and suggest psychological capacities that may promote happy maturity...
  7. doi request reprint Death, life, scarcity, and value: an alternative perspective on the meaning of death
    Laura A King
    Department of Psychological Sciences, 210 McAlester Hall, University of Missouri, Columbia, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    Psychol Sci 20:1459-62. 2009
    ..The present results suggest that, from an informational perspective, death represents the scarcity of life...
  8. doi request reprint Positive affect, intuition, and feelings of meaning
    Joshua A Hicks
    Department of Psychology, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX 77843 4235, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 98:967-79. 2010
    ..Results are discussed in terms of the role of individual differences in intuitive information processing in the relationship of PA to cognition...
  9. doi request reprint Social threats, happiness, and the dynamics of meaning in life judgments
    Joshua A Hicks
    Department of Psychology, Texas A and M University, 4235 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843 4235, USA
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 36:1305-17. 2010
    ..Results suggest the dynamic ways that social relationships and PA inform judgments of MIL. Informational and motivational accounts of these results are discussed...
  10. doi request reprint Positive affect, meaning in life, and future time perspective: an application of socioemotional selectivity theory
    Joshua A Hicks
    Department of Psychology, Texas A and M University, TX 77843 4235, USA
    Psychol Aging 27:181-9. 2012
    ..The contribution of age related processes to judgments of well-being are discussed...
  11. doi request reprint The health benefits of writing about positive experiences: the role of broadened cognition
    Chad M Burton
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia, 65211, United States
    Psychol Health 24:867-79. 2009
    ..Notably, while the positive writing condition was more broadened than control, positive affect was not responsible for this difference. Implications for disclosive writing and the broaden and build model are discussed...
  12. doi request reprint Thine own self: true self-concept accessibility and meaning in life
    Rebecca J Schlegel
    Department of Psychology, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65201, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 96:473-90. 2009
    ..Studies 3 and 5 showed that priming traits related to the true self-concept enhanced perceptions of meaning in life. Implications for the study of the true self-concept and authenticity are discussed...
  13. ncbi request reprint Personal growth and personality development: a foreword to the special section
    Laura A King
    University of Missouri, Columbia, USA
    J Pers 70:1-3. 2002
  14. doi request reprint Effects of (very) brief writing on health: the two-minute miracle
    Chad M Burton
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    Br J Health Psychol 13:9-14. 2008
    ..Both the trauma and the positive experience conditions reported fewer health complaints at follow-up than the control condition...
  15. doi request reprint Encounters with objective coherence and the experience of meaning in life
    Samantha J Heintzelman
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65201, USA
    Psychol Sci 24:991-8. 2013
    ..The manipulations did not influence explicit or implicit affect. Implications for understanding the human experience of meaning, the processes that support that experience, and its potential role in adaptation are discussed...

Research Grants1

  1. Goals, Identity, and Meaning in Life
    Laura King; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..In addition, the consequences of the meaning making process for subsequent goal striving will be explored. ..