Laura A. King


Curators' Professor, Editor, JPSP:PPID


105 McAlester
(573) 239-7729
kingla@missouri.edu
http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=sbZm24UAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao

Lab: Personality Dynamics Lab

Research Interests

Personality Psychology, Well-being, Motivation, Meaning in Life, Social Cognitive Factors in Well-being Judgments; Individual Differences in Intuitive Information Processing, Narrative Approaches to Personality and Identity, The Psychology of The Good Life



Selected Publications

Heintzelman, S.J., Trent, J., & King, L. A. (2014). Revisiting social desirable responding in well-being reports. Journal of Positive Psychology, in press.

Heintzelman, S.J., & King, L.A. (2014). Life is pretty meaningful. American Psychologist, 69, 561-574.

Heintzelman, S.J. & King, L.A. (2014). (The feeling of) Meaning-as-Information. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 18, 153-167.

Heintzelman, S.J., Trent, J., & King, L.A. (2013). Encounters with objective coherence and the experience of meaning in life. Psychological Science, 24, 991-998.

Heintzelman, S., Christopher, J., Trent, J., & King, L.A. (2013). Counterfactual thinking about one’s birth enhances evaluations of life. Journal of Positive Psychology, 8, 44-49.

Trent, J., Lavelock, C., & King, L.A. (2013). Processing fluency, positive affect, and meaning in life. Journal of Positive Psychology, 8, 135-139.

Hicks, J.A., Trent, J., Davis, W. & King, L. A. (2012). Positive affect, meaning in life, and future time perspective: An application of Socioemotional Selectivity Theory. Psychology and Aging. 27,181-189

King, L. A., & Hicks, J. A. (2012). Positive affect and meaning in life: The intersection of hedonism and eudaimonia. In P. T. Wong, (Ed.), The Human Quest for Meaning, 2nd edition. (pp. 125-142). New York: Routledge.

Schlegel, R. Hicks, J. A., King, L. A. & Arndt, J. (2011). Feeling like you know who you are: Perceived true self-knowledge and meaning in life. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.37, 745-756.

King, L. A., & Geise, A. C. (2011). Being forgotten: Implications for the experience of meaning in life. Journal of Social Psychology, 151, 1-14.

Hicks, J. A., & King, L. A. (2011). Subliminal mere exposure and explicit and implicit positive affective responses. Cognition and Emotion, 25, 726-729.

Hicks, J.A., Schlegel, R. J., & King, L. A. (2010). Social threats, happiness, and the dynamics of meaning in life judgments. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 36, 1305-1317.

Hicks, J. A., Cicero, D. C., Trent, J., Burton, C. M., & King, L. A. (2010). Positive Affect, Intuition,
and the Feeling of Meaning. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 98, 967-979.

King, L. A., Hicks, J.A., Abdelkhalik, J. (2009). Death, Life, Scarcity, and Value: An alternative approach to the meaning of death. Psychological Science, 20, 1459-1462.

Hicks, J. A., & King, L. A. (2009). Positive Mood and Social Relatedness as Information about Meaning in Life. Journal of Positive Psychology, 4, 471-482.

Biswas-Diener, R., Kashdan, T., & King, L. A. (2009). Two traditions of happiness research, not two distinct types of happiness. Journal of Positive Psychology, 4, 208-211.

King, L. A., & Hicks, J. A. (2009). Positive Affect, Intuition, and Referential Thinking. Personality and
Individual Differences, 46, 719-724.

King, L. A. & Hicks, J. A. (2009). The detection and construction of meaning in life events. Journal
of Positive Psychology, 4, 317-330.

Schlegel, R., Hicks, J. A., Arndt, J., & King, L. A. (2009). Thine Own Self: True Self Accessibility and Meaning in Life. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 96, 473-490.

Kashdan, T. B., Biswas-Diener, R., & King, L. A. (2008). Reconsidering happiness: The costs of distinguishing between hedonics and eudaimonia. Journal of Positive Psychology, 8, 219-233.

Burton, C. M., & King, L. A. (2008). The effects of (very) brief writing on health: The 2-minute miracle. British Journal of Health Psychology, 13, 9-14.

Hicks, J. A., & King, L. A. (2008). Mood and religion as information about meaning in life. Journal of Research in Personality, 42,43-57.

King, L. A., & Hicks, J. A. (2007). Whatever happened to “what might have been”? Regret, happiness, and maturity. American Psychologist,62, 625-636.

Hicks, J. A., & King, L. A. (2007). Meaning in life and seeing the big picture: Positive Affect and
global focus. Cognition and Emotion, 21, 1577-1584.

King, L. A., Burton, C. M, Hicks, J. A, & Drigotas, S. M. (2007). Ghosts, UFOs, and Magic: Positive Affect and the Experiential System. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 92, 905-919.

King, L. A., Hicks, J. A., & Krull, J., & Del Gaiso, A. K.. (2006). Positive affect and the experience of meaning in life. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 90, 179-196.