Mike Prentice

Graduate Student


Lab: Sheldon Motivation Lab

Selected Publications

Prentice, M., & Sheldon, K. M. (in press). Evolutionary and social psychological perspectives on human cooperation. In V. Ziegler-Hill, L. Welling, & T. Shackelford (Eds.), Evolutionary Perspectives on Social Psychology. Springer.

Prentice, M., & McGregor, I. (2014). Anxiety and the approach of idealistic meaning. In P. R. Netzer & A. Batthyany (Eds.). Meaning in existential and positive psychology (pp. 205-220). New York, NY: Springer.

Prentice, M., Halusic, M., & Sheldon, K. (2014). Integrating theories of needs-as-requirements and needs-as-motives perspectives: The two process model. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 8, 73–85, 10.1111/spc3.12088.

Nash, K., Prentice, M., Hirsh, J. B., McGregor, I., & Inzlicht, M. (2013). Muted neural response to distress among securely attached people. Social, Cognitive, & Affective Neuroscience. doi: 10.1093/scan/nst099

McGregor, I., Prentice, M., & Nash, K. (2013). Anxious uncertainty and reactive approach motivation (RAM) for religious, idealistic, and lifestyle extremes. Journal of Social Issues. doi: 10.1111/josi.12028

Tullett, A. M., Prentice, M., Teper, R., Nash, K., Inzlicht, M., & McGregor, I. (2013). Neural foundations of meaning and threat. In K. Markman, T. Proulx, & M. J. Lindberg (Eds.). The psychology of meaning (pp. 401-419). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

McGregor, I., Prentice, M., & Nash, K. (2012). Approaching relief: Compensatory ideals relieve threat-induced anxiety by sustaining approach motivated states. Social Cognition, 30, 689–714.

McGregor, I., Nash, K., & Prentice, M. (2012). Religious zeal after goal frustration. In M. A. Hogg & D. L. Blaylock (Eds.). Extremism and the psychology of uncertainty (pp. 147-164). Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Nash, K., McGregor, I., & Prentice, M. (2011). Threat and defense as goal regulation: From implicit goal conflict to anxious uncertainty, reactive approach motivation (RAM), and ideological extremism. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 101, 1291-1301.

McGregor, I., Nash, K., & Prentice, M. (2010). Reactive approach motivation (RAM) for religion. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 99, 148-161.

McGregor, I., Prentice, M., & Nash, K. A. (2009). Personal uncertainty management by reactive approach motivation. Psychological Inquiry, 20, 225-229.