Mike Corcoran


Psychology 3020 - Research Methods II


Born and raised right outside Philadelphia.

I received my B.A. in Psychology from Widener University, which is where my interest in psychology was spurred. Realizing a B.A. wasn't enough for me, I moved onto West Chester University to pursue and attain my M.A. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Now I find myself working toward a PhD in Social Psychology under the advisement of Ken Sheldon at Mizzou. Life is beautiful.

Selected Publications: 

Sheldon, K.M., Sommet, N., Corcoran, M., & Elliot, A.J. (in press). Feeling interpersonally controlled while pursuing materialistic goals:  A problematic combination for moral behavior.  Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.

Sheldon, K.M., Corcoran, M., & Prentice, M. (in press).  Pursuing eudaimonic functioning versus pursuing hedonic well-being: The first goal succeeds in its aim, whereas the second does not.  Journal of Happiness Studies.