Carey K. Morewedge
Boston University
Public economicsExperimental psychologyFeelingSocial perceptionConsumption (economics)Developmental psychologyAttributionBusinessEconometricsArtificial intelligencePsychologyHealth careActuarial scienceEconomicsCognitionSelfMicroeconomicsImpact biasCognitive psychologyCognitive biasPerceptionPsychological interventionAffective forecastingHappinessDebiasingEvent (probability theory)Game designSocial psychologySocial cognition
100Publications
27H-index
3,073Citations
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#1Eva C. BuechelH-Index: 8
#2Carey K. MorewedgeH-Index: 27
Last. Jiao ZhangH-Index: 13
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#1Irene Scopelliti (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 8
#2Carey K. Morewedge (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 27
Last. Karim S. KassamH-Index: 17
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Across consequential attributions of attitudes, ability, emotions, and morality, people make correspondent inferences-infer stable personality characteristics from others’ behavior, even when their behavior was caused by situational factors. We examined their structure and report the development and validation of an instrument measuring individual differences in the propensity to make correspondent inferences (the Neglect of External Demands-NED -scale). The instrument is internally consistent a...
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#1Carey K. MorewedgeH-Index: 27
#2Hal E. HershfieldH-Index: 19
Last. Hal E. HershfieldH-Index: 1
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#1Haewon YoonH-Index: 5
#2Yang YangH-Index: 9
Last. Carey K. MorewedgeH-Index: 27
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#1Irene Scopelliti (City University London)H-Index: 8
#2Carey K. Morewedge (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 27
Last. Karim S. Kassam (CMU: Carnegie Mellon University)H-Index: 17
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People exhibit a bias blind spot: they are less likely to detect bias in themselves than in others. We report the development and validation of an instrument to measure individual differences in the propensity to exhibit the bias blind spot that is unidimensional, internally consistent, has high test-retest reliability, and is discriminated from measures of intelligence, decision-making ability, and personality traits related to self-esteem, self-enhancement, and self-presentation. The scale is ...
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#1Carey K. Morewedge (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 27
#2Haewon Yoon (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 5
Last. Karim S. Kassam (CMU: Carnegie Mellon University)H-Index: 17
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From failures of intelligence analysis to misguided beliefs about vaccinations, biased judgment and decision making contributes to problems in policy, business, medicine, law, education, and private life. Early attempts to reduce decision biases with training met with little success, leading scientists and policy makers to focus on debiasing by using incentives and changes in the presentation and elicitation of decisions. We report the results of two longitudinal experiments that found medium to...
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#1Carey K. Morewedge (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 27
#2Colleen E. Giblin (CMU: Carnegie Mellon University)H-Index: 3
The endowment effect is the tendency for people who own a good to value it more than people who do not. Its economic impact is consequential. It creates market inefficiencies and irregularities in valuation such as differences between buyers and sellers, reluctance to trade, and mere ownership effects. Traditionally, the endowment effect has been attributed to loss aversion causing sellers of a good to value it more than buyers. New theories and findings – some inconsistent with loss aversion – ...
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#1Eric J. Hamerman (Tulane University)H-Index: 4
#2Carey K. Morewedge (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 27
People often resort to superstitious behavior to facilitate goal achievement. We examined whether the specific type of achievement goal pursued influences the propensity to engage in superstitious behavior. Across six studies, we found that performance goals were more likely than learning goals to elicit superstitious behavior. Participants were more likely to engage in superstitious behavior at high than at low levels of chronic performance orientation, but superstitious behavior was not influe...
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#1Irene ScopellitiH-Index: 8
#2Carey K. MorewedgeH-Index: 27
Last. Karim S. KassamH-Index: 17
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We measure individual differences in the tendency to make correspondent inference, i.e., to infer stable dispositions from the behavior of others, and show their impact on blame and guilt attributions, performance evaluations, and investment decisions. Higher accessibility of situational information helps debiasing correspondent inferences.