Joseph Hayes, Associate Professor
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone: (902) 585-1418
Office location: Horton Hall 304
Lab location: Horton Hall 409/418/420
Classes recently taught: Personality, Research Design & Statistics 1 (graduate level), 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. & Schimel, J. (2018). Unintended effects of measuring implicit processes: The case of death-thought accessibility in mortality salience studies. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 74, 257-269.
Hayes, J. & Hubley, C. (2017). Between a rock and a hard place: When affirming life reduces depression, but increases anxiety. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 36, 860-882.
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
Rafferty, Marcus (2019). Addictive Worldviews: A terror management perspective on cannabis culture.
Hubley, Candice (2018). You live and you learn: When fostering a learning perspective reduces depression.
Damecour, Eric (2018). Incivility, burnout, and depression: The protective effects of reactive approach motivation.
Quayle, Taylor (2018). We’re all going to die anyway: Uncovering motives for suicide ideation using a goal regulation perspective on living.
Harvey, Mary (2017). Worldview rejection: Exploring conditions under which people will reject their worldview.
Newcombe, Breagh (2018). Mindfulness in the face of death.