Dr. Christopher Roney
Ph.D., Psychology, University of Western Ontario
M.A., Psychology, University of Western Ontario
B.A. (Hons.), Psychology, University of Western Ontario
Research and Scholarly Interests
- 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")
Frequently Taught Courses
- Human Sexuality (Psych 2075) <http://instruct.uwo.ca/psychology/153-kings>
- Theory in Psychology (Psych 3893F/G) <http://instruct.uwo.ca/psychology/294g-570>
- Correlational and Multivariate Research and Statistics (Psych 3892) <http://instruct.uwo.ca/psychology/392f-570>
- The Self
- 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 Reasoning, 21, 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.