A.B. in English Literature and Psychology, Kenyon College
M.A. in Psychology, Michigan State University
M.A., PhD. in Psychology University of California, Davis
Personality Psychology, Well-being, 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, How Happiness and Morality Relate, Can racists be happy?
King, L.A., & Hicks, J. A. (2021). The Science of Meaning in Life. Annual Review of Psychology, 72, 561–584.
Ward, S.J., Womick, J., Titova, M., & King, L.A. (in press). Does meaning in life promote coping? Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.
Sanders, C.A., Rose, H.,Booker, J. A., & King, L.A.(2021). Claiming the place of positive psychology in the fight against prejudice. Journal of Positive Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1080/17439760.2021.2012342
Womick, J., Woody, B., & King, L. A. (2021). Religious fundamentalism, Right-wing Authoritarianism, and Meaning in Life. Journal of Personality.https://doi.org/10.1111/jopy.12665
Womick, J., Eckelkamp, J., Luzzo, S., Ward, S. J., Baker, S. G., Salamun, A.,& King, L. A. (2021). Exposure to authoritarian values leads to lower positive affect, higher negative affect, and higher meaning in life. PloS one, 16(9), e0256759.
Womick, J.,& King L.A. (2021). Understanding Support for Liberals in the 2020 Presidential Primaries: Testing Cognitive, Interpersonal, and Ideological Symmetry vs. Asymmetry. Journal of Social and Political Psychology, 9, 592-607. https://doi.org/10.5964/jspp.7771
Ward, S.J., & King, L.A. (2021). Religiosity, self-stereotyping, and moral self-image. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 3, 160-174. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/rel0000263
Heintzelman, S.J., & King, L.A.(2019).Routines and Meaning in Life. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. 45(5), 688–699. https://doi.org/10.1177/0146167218795133
Womick, J.J., Foltz, R., & King, L. A. (2019). “Unleashing the beast within”? Authenticity, Well-being, and the Dark Tetrad. Personality and Individual Differences, 137, 115-125.
Womick, J., Ward, S.J., Heintzelman, S.J., Woody, B., & King, L.A. (2019). The Existential Function of Right-wing Authoritarianism. Journal of Personality, 87, 1056-1073. https://doi.org/10.1111/jopy.12457