Aaron C. Kay, Ph.D. - Publications

Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA 
Social psychology

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2019 Kim JY, Campbell TH, Shepherd S, Kay AC. Understanding contemporary forms of exploitation: Attributions of passion serve to legitimize the poor treatment of workers. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. PMID 30998042 DOI: 10.1037/pspi0000190  0.6
2018 Kim JY, Fitzsimons GM, Kay AC. Lean in messages increase attributions of women's responsibility for gender inequality. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 115: 974-1001. PMID 30550322 DOI: 10.1037/pspa0000129  0.6
2018 Friesen JP, Laurin K, Shepherd S, Gaucher D, Kay AC. System justification: Experimental evidence, its contextual nature, and implications for social change. The British Journal of Social Psychology. PMID 30229936 DOI: 10.1111/bjso.12278  0.76
2016 Rahinel R, Amaral NB, Clarkson JJ, Kay AC. On incidental catalysts of elaboration: Reminders of environmental structure promote effortful thought Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. 64: 1-7. DOI: 10.1016/j.jesp.2016.01.001  0.96
2015 Proudfoot D, Kay AC, Koval CZ. A Gender Bias in the Attribution of Creativity: Archival and Experimental Evidence for the Perceived Association Between Masculinity and Creative Thinking. Psychological Science. PMID 26386015 DOI: 10.1177/0956797615598739  0.96
2015 Czopp AM, Kay AC, Cheryan S. Positive Stereotypes Are Pervasive and Powerful. Perspectives On Psychological Science : a Journal of the Association For Psychological Science. 10: 451-63. PMID 26177947 DOI: 10.1177/1745691615588091  0.96
2015 Landau MJ, Kay AC, Whitson JA. Compensatory control and the appeal of a structured world. Psychological Bulletin. 141: 694-722. PMID 25688696 DOI: 10.1037/a0038703  0.96
2015 Friesen JP, Campbell TH, Kay AC. The psychological advantage of unfalsifiability: the appeal of untestable religious and political ideologies. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 108: 515-29. PMID 25402678 DOI: 10.1037/pspp0000018  0.96
2015 Tullett AM, Kay AC, Inzlicht M. Randomness increases self-reported anxiety and neurophysiological correlates of performance monitoring. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. 10: 628-35. PMID 25062840 DOI: 10.1093/scan/nsu097  0.96
2015 van der Toorn J, Feinberg M, Jost JT, Kay AC, Tyler TR, Willer R, Wilmuth C. A sense of powerlessness fosters system justification: Implications for the legitimation of authority, hierarchy, and government Political Psychology. 36: 93-110. DOI: 10.1111/pops.12183  0.96
2015 Proudfoot D, Kay AC, Mann H. Motivated employee blindness: The impact of labor market instability on judgment of organizational inefficiencies Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. 130: 108-122. DOI: 10.1016/j.obhdp.2015.06.008  0.96
2015 Whitson JA, Galinsky AD, Kay A. The emotional roots of conspiratorial perceptions, system justification, and belief in the paranormal Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. 56: 89-95. DOI: 10.1016/j.jesp.2014.09.002  0.96
2015 Kay A, Napier J. The justice motive as a driver of religious experience Religion, Brain and Behavior. 5: 238-240.  0.96
2014 Campbell TH, Kay AC. Solution aversion: On the relation between ideology and motivated disbelief. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 107: 809-24. PMID 25347128 DOI: 10.1037/a0037963  0.96
2014 Callan MJ, Kay AC, Dawtry RJ. Making sense of misfortune: deservingness, self-esteem, and patterns of self-defeat. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 107: 142-62. PMID 24956317 DOI: 10.1037/a0036640  0.96
2014 Kay AC, Jost JT. Theoretical integration in motivational science: System justification as one of many "autonomous motivational structures". The Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 37: 146-7. PMID 24775133 DOI: 10.1017/S0140525X13002057  0.96
2014 Tang S, Shepherd S, Kay AC. Do difficult decisions motivate belief in fate? A test in the context of the 2012 U.S. presidential election. Psychological Science. 25: 1046-8. PMID 24519854 DOI: 10.1177/0956797613519448  0.96
2014 Friesen JP, Kay AC, Eibach RP, Galinsky AD. Seeking structure in social organization: compensatory control and the psychological advantages of hierarchy. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 106: 590-609. PMID 24512510 DOI: 10.1037/a0035620  0.96
2014 Kay AC, Laurin K, Fitzsimons GM, Landau MJ. A functional basis for structure-seeking: exposure to structure promotes willingness to engage in motivated action. Journal of Experimental Psychology. General. 143: 486-91. PMID 24059844 DOI: 10.1037/a0034462  0.96
2014 Proudfoot D, Kay AC. System justification in organizational contexts: How a Motivated preference for the status quo can affect organizational attitudes and behaviors Research in Organizational Behavior. 34: 173-187. DOI: 10.1016/j.riob.2014.03.001  0.96
2014 Shepherd S, Kay AC. When government confidence undermines public involvement in modern disasters Social Cognition. 32: 206-216.  0.96
2013 Kay AC, Eibach RP. Compensatory Control and Its Implications for Ideological Extremism Journal of Social Issues. 69: 564-585. DOI: 10.1111/josi.12029  0.96
2013 Laurin K, Kay AC, Proudfoot D, Fitzsimons GJ. Response to restrictive policies: Reconciling system justification and psychological reactance Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. 122: 152-162. DOI: 10.1016/j.obhdp.2013.06.004  0.96
2013 Zhu LL, Kay AC, Eibach RP. A test of the flexible ideology hypothesis: System justification motives interact with ideological cueing to predict political judgments Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. 49: 755-758. DOI: 10.1016/j.jesp.2013.03.007  0.96
2013 Kay AC, Day MV, Zanna MP, Nussbaum AD. The insidious (and ironic) effects of positive stereotypes Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. 49: 287-291. DOI: 10.1016/j.jesp.2012.11.003  0.96
2013 Laurin K, Gaucher D, Kay A. Stability and the justification of social inequality European Journal of Social Psychology. 43: 246-254. DOI: 10.1002/ejsp.1949  0.96
2013 Kugler MB, Funk F, Braun J, Gollwitzer M, Kay AC, Darley JM. Differences in punitiveness across three cultures: A test of American exceptionalism in justice attitudes Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology. 103: 1071-1114.  0.96
2012 Sullivan D, Landau MJ, Kay AC, Rothschild ZK. Collectivism and the meaning of suffering. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 103: 1023-39. PMID 23046067 DOI: 10.1037/a0030382  0.96
2012 Laurin K, Shariff AF, Henrich J, Kay AC. Outsourcing punishment to God: beliefs in divine control reduce earthly punishment. Proceedings. Biological Sciences / the Royal Society. 279: 3272-81. PMID 22628465 DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2012.0615  0.96
2012 Laurin K, Kay AC, Fitzsimons GJ. Reactance versus rationalization: divergent responses to policies that constrain freedom. Psychological Science. 23: 205-9. PMID 22241813 DOI: 10.1177/0956797611429468  0.96
2012 Shepherd S, Kay AC. On the perpetuation of ignorance: system dependence, system justification, and the motivated avoidance of sociopolitical information. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 102: 264-80. PMID 22059846 DOI: 10.1037/a0026272  0.96
2012 Laurin K, Kay AC, Fitzsimons GM. Divergent effects of activating thoughts of God on self-regulation. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 102: 4-21. PMID 22023712 DOI: 10.1037/a0025971  0.96
2012 Sullivan D, Landau MJ, Kay AC. Toward a comprehensive understanding of existential threat: Insights from paul tillich Social Cognition. 30: 734-757. DOI: 10.1521/soco.2012.30.6.734  0.96
2012 Callan MJ, Kay AC. Associations Between Law, Competitiveness, and the Pursuit of Self-Interest Ideology, Psychology, and Law. DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737512.003.0007  0.96
2011 Day MV, Kay AC, Holmes JG, Napier JL. System justification and the defense of committed relationship ideology. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 101: 291-306. PMID 21480736 DOI: 10.1037/a0023197  0.96
2011 Gaucher D, Friesen J, Kay AC. Evidence that gendered wording in job advertisements exists and sustains gender inequality. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 101: 109-28. PMID 21381851 DOI: 10.1037/a0022530  0.96
2011 Laurin K, Fitzsimons GM, Kay AC. Social disadvantage and the self-regulatory function of justice beliefs. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 100: 149-71. PMID 21058869 DOI: 10.1037/a0021343  0.96
2011 Laurin K, Kay AC, Shepherd S. Self-stereotyping as a route to system justification Social Cognition. 29: 360-375. DOI: 10.1521/soco.2011.29.3.360  0.96
2011 Banfield JC, Kay AC, Cutright KM, Wu EC, Fitzsimons GJ. A person by situation account of motivated system defense Social Psychological and Personality Science. 2: 212-219. DOI: 10.1177/1948550610386809  0.96
2011 Kay AC, Friesen J. On social stability and social change: Understanding when system justification does and does not occur Current Directions in Psychological Science. 20: 360-364. DOI: 10.1177/0963721411422059  0.96
2011 Cutright KM, Wu EC, Banfield JC, Kay AC, Fitzsimons GJ. When your world must be defended: Choosing products to justify the system Journal of Consumer Research. 38: 62-77. DOI: 10.1086/658469  0.96
2011 Shepherd S, Kay AC, Landau MJ, Keefer LA. Evidence for the specificity of control motivations in worldview defense: Distinguishing compensatory control from uncertainty management and terror management processes Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. 47: 949-958. DOI: 10.1016/j.jesp.2011.03.026  0.96
2011 Wheeler SC, Smeesters D, Kay AC. Culture modifies the operation of prime-to-behavior effects Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. 47: 824-829. DOI: 10.1016/j.jesp.2011.02.018  0.96
2010 Anderson JE, Kay AC, Fitzsimons GM. In search of the silver lining: the justice motive fosters perceptions of benefits in the later lives of tragedy victims. Psychological Science. 21: 1599-604. PMID 20959512 DOI: 10.1177/0956797610386620  0.96
2010 Kay AC, Shepherd S, Blatz CW, Chua SN, Galinsky AD. For God (or) country: the hydraulic relation between government instability and belief in religious sources of control. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 99: 725-39. PMID 20954784 DOI: 10.1037/a0021140  0.96
2010 Laurin K, Shepherd S, Kay AC. Restricted emigration, system inescapability, and defense of the status quo: system-justifying consequences of restricted exit opportunities. Psychological Science. 21: 1075-82. PMID 20585053 DOI: 10.1177/0956797610375448  0.96
2010 Kay AC, Moscovitch DA, Laurin K. Randomness, attributions of arousal, and belief in god. Psychological Science. 21: 216-8. PMID 20424048 DOI: 10.1177/0956797609357750  0.96
2010 Kay AC, Gaucher D, McGregor I, Nash K. Religious belief as compensatory control. Personality and Social Psychology Review : An Official Journal of the Society For Personality and Social Psychology, Inc. 14: 37-48. PMID 20040614 DOI: 10.1177/1088868309353750  0.96
2010 Gaucher D, Hafer CL, Kay AC, Davidenko N. Compensatory rationalizations and the resolution of everyday undeserved outcomes. Personality & Social Psychology Bulletin. 36: 109-18. PMID 19915098 DOI: 10.1177/0146167209351701  0.96
2010 Smeesters D, Wheeler SC, Kay AC. Chapter Five: Indirect prime-to-behavior effects: The role of perceptions of the self, others, and situations in connecting primed constructs to social behavior Advances in Experimental Social Psychology. 42: 259-317. DOI: 10.1016/S0065-2601(10)42005-5  0.96
2010 Callan MJ, Kay AC, Olson JM, Brar N, Whitefield N. The effects of priming legal concepts on perceived trust and competitiveness, self-interested attitudes, and competitive behavior Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. 46: 325-335. DOI: 10.1016/j.jesp.2009.12.005  0.96
2009 Kay AC, Gaucher D, Peach JM, Laurin K, Friesen J, Zanna MP, Spencer SJ. 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. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 97: 421-34. PMID 19685999 DOI: 10.1037/a0015997  0.96
2009 Smeesters D, Wheeler SC, Kay AC. The role of interpersonal perceptions in the prime-to-behavior pathway. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 96: 395-414. PMID 19159139 DOI: 10.1037/a0012959  0.96
2009 Kay AC, Whitson JA, Gaucher D, Galinsky AD. Compensatory control: Achieving order through the mind, our institutions, and the heavens Current Directions in Psychological Science. 18: 264-268. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8721.2009.01649.x  0.96
2009 Kay AC, Zanna MP. A Contextual Analysis of the System Justification Motive and Its Societal Consequences Social and Psychological Bases of Ideology and System Justification. DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320916.003.007  0.96
2009 Thorisdottir H, Jost JT, Kay AC. On the Social and Psychological Bases of Ideology and System Justification Social and Psychological Bases of Ideology and System Justification. DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320916.003.001  0.96
2009 Jost JT, Kay AC, Thorisdottir H. Social and Psychological Bases of Ideology and System Justification Social and Psychological Bases of Ideology and System Justification. 1-552. DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320916.001.0001  0.96
2009 Bryan CJ, Dweck CS, Ross L, Kay AC, Mislavsky NO. Political mindset: Effects of schema priming on liberal-conservative political positions Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. 45: 890-895. DOI: 10.1016/j.jesp.2009.04.007  0.96
2009 Callan MJ, Kay AC, Davidenko N, Ellard JH. The effects of justice motivation on memory for self- and other-relevant events Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. 45: 614-623. DOI: 10.1016/j.jesp.2009.02.013  0.96
2009 Kay AC, Czapliński S, Jost JT. Left-right ideological differences in system Justification following exposure to complementary versus noncomplementary stereotype exemplars European Journal of Social Psychology. 39: 290-298. DOI: 10.1002/ejsp.500  0.96
2008 Kay AC, Gaucher D, Napier JL, Callan MJ, Laurin K. God and the government: testing a compensatory control mechanism for the support of external systems. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 95: 18-35. PMID 18605849 DOI: 10.1037/0022-3514.95.1.18  0.96
2008 Lau GP, Kay AC, Spencer SJ. Loving those who justify inequality: the effects of system threat on attraction to women who embody benevolent sexist ideals. Psychological Science. 19: 20-1. PMID 18181786 DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9280.2008.02040.x  0.96
2008 Laurin K, Kay AC, Moscovitch DA. On the belief in God: Towards an understanding of the emotional substrates of compensatory control Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. 44: 1559-1562. DOI: 10.1016/j.jesp.2008.07.007  0.96
2008 Kay AC, Wheeler SC, Smeesters D. The situated person: Effects of construct accessibility on situation construals and interpersonal perception Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. 44: 275-291. DOI: 10.1016/j.jesp.2007.05.005  0.96
2007 Kay AC, Jost JT, Mandisodza AN, Sherman SJ, Petrocelli JV, Johnson AL. Panglossian Ideology In The Service Of System Justification: How Complementary Stereotypes Help Us To Rationalize Inequality Advances in Experimental Social Psychology. 39: 305-358. DOI: 10.1016/S0065-2601(06)39006-5  0.96
2005 Jost JT, Kay AC. Exposure to benevolent sexism and complementary gender stereotypes: consequences for specific and diffuse forms of system justification. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 88: 498-509. PMID 15740442 DOI: 10.1037/0022-3514.88.3.498  0.96
2005 Kay AC, Jost JT, Young S. Victim derogation and victim enhancement as alternate routes to system justification. Psychological Science. 16: 240-6. PMID 15733206 DOI: 10.1111/j.0956-7976.2005.00810.x  0.96
2004 Fitzsimons GM, Kay AC. Language and interpersonal cognition: causal effects of variations in pronoun usage on perceptions of closeness. Personality & Social Psychology Bulletin. 30: 547-57. PMID 15107155 DOI: 10.1177/0146167203262852  0.96
2004 Kay AC, Wheeler SC, Bargh JA, Ross L. Material priming: The influence of mundane physical objects on situational construal and competitive behavioral choice Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. 95: 83-96. DOI: 10.1016/j.obhdp.2004.06.003  0.96
2003 Kay AC, Jost JT. Complementary justice: effects of "poor but happy" and "poor but honest" stereotype exemplars on system justification and implicit activation of the justice motive. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 85: 823-37. PMID 14599247 DOI: 10.1037/0022-3514.85.5.823  0.96
2003 Baldwin MW, Kay AC. Adult attachment and the inhibition of rejection Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology. 22: 275-293. DOI: 10.1521/jscp.  0.96
2003 Mendelson MJ, Kay AC. Positive feelings in friendship: Does imbalance in the relationship matter? Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. 20: 101-116. DOI: 10.1177/0265407503020001190  0.96
2003 Kay AC, Ross L. The perceptual push: The interplay of implicit cues and explicit situational construals on behavioral intentions in the prisoner's dilemma Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. 39: 634-643. DOI: 10.1016/S0022-1031(03)00057-X  0.96
2002 Kay AC, Jimenez MC, Jost JT. Sour grapes, sweet lemons, and the anticipatory rationalization of the status quo Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. 28: 1300-1312.  0.96
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