• The effects of approach-avoidance behaviors on goal appraisals 

    Hicks, Joshua A. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    Previous research has demonstrated that behaviors associated with approach and avoidance motivation can influence cognitions in line with the particular motivational state (e.g., Friedman & F̈örster, 2008). The present ...
  • Expressive writing, relationships, and health 

    Eells, Jennifer Emilia, 1975- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2006)
    The role of expressive writing in social functioning is investigated; results extend findings regarding benefits of writing about personally significant topics (Pennebaker & Beall, 1986; King, 2001; Niederhoffer & Pennebaker, ...
  • Gut feelings and goal pursuit: a path to self-concordance 

    Burton, Chad M., 1980- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    Two studies examined the role of gut feelings within the self-concordance model of goal pursuit (Sheldon & Elliot, 1999). Using a correlational design, Study 1 found that pursuing goals based on a gut feeling is positively ...
  • Individual differences in intuitive processing and moral judgment 

    Harrison, Sarah J. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2013)
    Cognitive-experiential self-theory (CEST) is a broad theory of personality proposing a dual-process approach to information processing, involving an analytical-rational and an intuitive-experiential system. This paper ...
  • Intuition and facial feedback 

    Trent, Jason, 1982- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010)
    Smiles and frowns are typically thought of as expressions of underlying emotional states. Yet there is strong evidence that these and other facial expressions play a role in emotional experience itself. Several facial ...
  • Judging books by their covers: how mood and individual differences in intuition affect perceptions of trustworthiness 

    Trent, Jason, 1982- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2013)
    Past research focusing on the accuracy of snap judgments of trustworthiness, a construct particularly important (and complex) in social interaction, has thus far produced mixed results. In an effort to establish a better ...
  • Lucky to be alive: scarcity effects on evaluation of life 

    Abdelkhalik, Justin C., 1981- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010)
    The current studies looked to expand upon the wealth of knowledge in the social and behavioral sciences that link scarcity and value. Utilizing exemplar-cue theory and counterfactual reflection as theoretical models, both ...
  • Personal growth and personality development: well-being and ego development 

    Geise, Aaron C. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    Personal growth is conceptualized as the phenomenological experience of self-directed growth, which has been found to be related to positive functioning. The question remains, does the phenomenological experience of personal ...
  • Positive affect, intuitive processing, and visual encoding 

    Heintzelman, Samantha J. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2012)
    The effects of positive affect (PA) on cognitive outcomes have been studied extensively. These effects map on squarely to a Cognitive-Experiential Self Theory (CEST) framework (Epstein, 1991; 1994). One component of CEST ...