Joseph Hayes, Assistant Professor
Email address: email@example.com
Telephone: (902) 585-1418
Office location: Horton Hall 304
Lab location: Horton Hall 409/418/420
Classes taught (Fall 2017): Personality (2 sections), Research Design & Statistics I (graduate level)
Classes taught (Winter 2018): Advanced Research Methods, Advanced Seminar in Tests and Measurements
B.A. (Honours), Saint Francis Xavier University
M.A., University of Alberta
Ph.D., University of Alberta
Dr. Hayes is a social-personality researcher, who examines how people respond to threat. His research program takes a three-pronged approach to understanding this topic:
Hayes, J. (2016). Praising the dead: On the motivational tendency and psychological function of eulogizing the deceased. Motivation and Emotion, 40, 375-388.
Hayes, J., Ward, C., & McGregor, I. (2016). Why bother? Death, failure, and fatalistic withdrawal from life. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 110, 96-115.
Hayes, J., Schimel, J., Williams, T. J., Howard, A. L., Webber, D., & Faucher, E. H. (2015). Worldview accommodation: Selectively modifying committed beliefs provides defense against threat. Self and Identity, 14, 521-548.
Hayes, J., Schimel, J., Arndt, J., & Faucher, E. H. (2010). A theoretical and empirical review of the death-thought accessibility concept in terror management research. Psychological Bulletin, 136, 699-739.
Hayes, J., Schimel, J., & Williams, T. J. (2008). Fighting death with death: The buffering effects of learning that worldview violators have died. Psychological Science, 19, 501-507.
RECENTLY SUPERVISED STUDENTS
Mary E. Harvey. (2017). Worldview rejection: Exploring the conditions under which people will reject their worldview.