Matthew A. Killingsworth
Harvard University
PsychoanalysisFeelingPeer groupSocial perceptionSocial relationPsychologyHappinessMEDLINEMaladaptive daydreamingKnow-howEvent (probability theory)Mind-wanderingAffect (psychology)GerontologySocial psychologySocial network
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#1Matthew A. Killingsworth (Harvard University)H-Index: 3
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#1Matthew A. Killingsworth (Harvard University)H-Index: 3
#2Daniel T. GilbertH-Index: 65
We developed a smartphone technology to sample people’s ongoing thoughts, feelings, and actions and found (i) that people are thinking about what is not happening almost as often as they are thinking about what is and (ii) found that doing so typically makes them unhappy.
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#1Daniel T. Gilbert (Harvard University)H-Index: 65
#2Matthew A. Killingsworth (Harvard University)H-Index: 3
Last. Timothy D. Wilson (UVA: University of Virginia)H-Index: 78
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Two experiments revealed that (i) people can more accurately predict their affective reactions to a future event when they know how a neighbor in their social network reacted to the event than when they know about the event itself and (ii) people do not believe this. Undergraduates made more accurate predictions about their affective reactions to a 5-minute speed date (n = 25) and to a peer evaluation (n = 88) when they knew only how another undergraduate had reacted to these events than when th...
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