Aaron C. Kay, Associate Professor of Management and Associate Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience

Aaron C. Kay
Office Location:  Fuqua Keller Center
Office Phone:  +1.919.660.3737
Email Address: send me a message
Web Pages:  http://kay.socialpsychology.org/#overview

Teaching (Fall 2022):


Ph.D.Stanford University2005
B.S.McGill University (Canada)1999
Areas of Interest:

Organizational Behavior, Social Justice, Social Motivation and Perception, Intergroup Dynamics, Leadership, Ethics, and Negotiations

Recent Publications

  1. Stanley, ML; Kay, AC, Belief in divine moral authority satisfies the psychological need for structure and increases in the face of perceived injustice, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, vol. 101 (July, 2022) [doi]  [abs]
  2. Proudfoot, D; Kay, AC, Communal expectations conflict with autonomy motives: The western drive for autonomy shapes women's negative responses to positive gender stereotypes., Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (April, 2022) [doi]  [abs]
  3. Kay, AC; Gibbs, WC, Inequality, Military Veteran Transitions, and Beyond: Compensatory Control Theory and Its Application to Real World Social Justice Problems., Social Justice Research, vol. 35 no. 1 (January, 2022), pp. 56-61 [doi]
  4. Goya-Tocchetto, D; Kay, AC; Vuletich, H; Vonasch, A; Payne, K, The partisan trade-off bias: When political polarization meets policy trade-offs, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, vol. 98 (January, 2022) [doi]  [abs]
  5. Shepherd, S; Sherman, DK; MacLean, A; Kay, AC, The Challenges of Military Veterans in Their Transition to the Workplace: A Call for Integrating Basic and Applied Psychological Science., Perspectives on Psychological Science : a Journal of the Association for Psychological Science, vol. 16 no. 3 (May, 2021), pp. 590-613 [doi]  [abs]