Mike Prentice

PhD Candidate


Lab: Sheldon Motivation Lab

Selected Publications

Prentice, M. & Sheldon, K. (in press). Priming Effects on Cooperative Behavior in Social Dilemmas: Considering the Prime and the Person. Journal of Social Psychology.

Sheldon, K., Prentice, M., & Halusic, M. (in press). The experiential incompatibility of mindfulness and flow absorption. Social and Personality Psychological Science.

Schüler, J., Sheldon, K. M., Prentice, M., Halusic, M. (in press). Do some people need autonomy more than others? Implicit dispositions toward autonomy moderate the effects of felt autonomy on well-being. Journal of Personality.

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.