Dr. Christopher Roney

Dr. Christopher Roney

Associate Professor

Office: SA063
Phone: 4336
Email: croney@uwo.ca


  • Ph.D., Psychology, University of Western Ontario
  • M.A., Psychology, University of Western Ontario
  • B.A. (Hons.), Psychology, University of Western Ontario 



  • Motivation
  • The self
  • Gender-typing and sex differences,
  • Political attitudes and belief systems (free-market ideology, social dominance orientation, right-wing authoritarianism)
  • Perceptions of independent events (the "gambler's fallacy" and the "hot hand") 

Selected Publications

  • Roney, C. (2016). Independence of events, and errors inunderstanding it. Palgrave    Communications. 2:16050 doi: 10.1057/palcomms.2016.50.
  • Roney, C.J.R., & Sansone, N. (2015). Explaining the gambler’s fallacy: Testing a gestalt   explanation versus the “law of small numbers” .  Thinking and Reasoning21, 193-205.
  • Roney, C.J.R., & Trick, L.M. (2009). Sympathetic magic and perceptions of randomness: The hot hand versus the gambler's fallacy.  Thinking and Reasoning, 15, 197-210. 
  • Roney, C. J. R., & Lehman, D. R. (2008). Self-regulation in goal striving: Individual differences and situational moderators of the goal framing-performance link. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 38, 2691-2709. 
  • Roney, C. J. R., & O’Connor, M. (2008).  The interplay between achievement goals and specific goals in determining performance. Journal of Research in Personality, 42, 482-489. 
  • Roney, C. J. R., & Trick, L. M. (2003).  Grouping and gambling: A gestalt approach to understanding the gambler's fallacy. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 57, 69-75. 
  • Sorrentino, R. M., & Roney, C. J. R. (2000). The uncertain mind: Individual differences in facing the unknown.  Taylor & Francis: Philadelphia. 
  • Roney, C. J. R., & Sorrentino, R.M. (1995). Self-evaluation motives and uncertainty orientation: Asking the "who" question. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 21,1319-1329. 
  • Roney, C. J. R., & Sorrentino, R.M. (1995).  Reducing self-discrepancies or maintaining self-congruence?: Uncertainty orientation and self-regulation. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 68, 485-497. 
  • Higgins, E. T., Roney, C. J. R., Crowe, E., & Hymes, C. (1994). Ideal versus ought predilections for self-regulation. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 66, 276-286.