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
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#1Eva C. Buechel (UM: University of Miami)H-Index: 8
#2Jiao Zhang (UM: University of Miami)H-Index: 13
Last. Joachim Vosgerau (Tilburg University)H-Index: 14
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We propose that affective forecasters overestimate the extent to which experienced hedonic responses to an outcome are influenced by the probability of its occurrence. The experience of an outcome (e.g., winning a gamble) is typically more affectively intense than the simulation of that outcome (e.g., imagining winning a gamble) upon which the affective forecast for it is based. We suggest that, as a result, experiencers allocate a larger share of their attention toward the outcome (e.g., winnin...
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#1Carey K. Morewedge (CMU: Carnegie Mellon University)H-Index: 27
#2Jesse Chandler (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 26
Last. Jonathan W. Schooler (UCSB: University of California, Santa Barbara)H-Index: 78
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This research examined how and why group membership diminishes the attribution of mind to individuals. We found that mind attribution was inversely related to the size of the group to which an individual belonged (Experiment 1). Mind attribution was affected by group membership rather than the total number of entities perceived at once (Experiment 2). Moreover, mind attribution to an individual varied with the perception that the individual was a group member. Participants attributed more mind t...
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#1Young Eun HuhH-Index: 5
#2Carey K. MorewedgeH-Index: 27
Last. Joachim VosgerauH-Index: 14
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#1Carey K. Morewedge (CMU: Carnegie Mellon University)H-Index: 27
Nostalgic preferences are widespread�people believe past movies, music, television shows, places, and periods of life to have been better than their present counterparts. Three experiments explored the cognitive underpinnings of nostalgic preferences. Participants rated past experiences to have been superior to similar present and recent experiences. These nostalgic preferences appeared to be due to the belief that the atypically positive experiences that participants recalled at the time of jud...
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#1Colleen E. Giblin (CMU: Carnegie Mellon University)H-Index: 3
#2Carey K. Morewedge (CMU: Carnegie Mellon University)H-Index: 27
Last. Michael I. Norton (Harvard University)H-Index: 71
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The mind wanders, even when people are attempting to make complex decisions. We suggest that such mind wandering—allowing one’s thoughts to wander until the “correct” choice comes to mind—can positively impact people’s feelings about their decisions. We compare post-choice satisfaction from choices made by mind wandering to reason-based choices and randomly assigned outcomes. Participants chose a poster by mind wandering or deliberating—or were randomly assigned a poster. Whereas forecasters pre...
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#1Carey K. Morewedge (CMU: Carnegie Mellon University)H-Index: 27
#2Eva C. Buechel (UM: University of Miami)H-Index: 8
Affective forecasters often exhibit an impact bias, overestimating the intensity and duration of their emotional reaction to future events. Researchers have long wondered whether the impact bias might confer some benefit. We suggest that affective forecasters may strategically overestimate the hedonic impact of events to motivate their production. We report the results of four experiments providing the first support for this hypothesis. The impact bias was greater for forecasters who had chosen ...
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#1Emily N. GarbinskyH-Index: 5
#2Carey K. MorewedgeH-Index: 27
Last. Baba ShivH-Index: 35
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#1Cynthia Cryder (WashU: Washington University in St. Louis)H-Index: 16
#2Stephen SpringerH-Index: 1
Last. Carey K. MorewedgeH-Index: 27
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Early investigations of guilt cast it as an emotion that prompts broad reparative behaviors that help guilty individuals feel better about themselves or about their transgressions. The current investigation found support for a more recent representation of guilt as an emotion designed to identify and correct specific social offenses. Across five experiments, guilt influenced behavior in a targeted and strategic way. Guilt prompted participants to share resources more generously with others, but ...
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#1Carey K. Morewedge (CMU: Carnegie Mellon University)H-Index: 27
#2Alexander Todorov (Princeton University)H-Index: 70
When people predict the future behavior of a person, thinking of that target as an individual decreases the accuracy of their predictions. The present research examined one potential source of this bias, whether and why predictors overweight the atypical past behavior of individuals. The results suggest that predictors do indeed overweight the atypical past behavior of an individual. Atypical past behavior is more cognitively accessible than typical past behavior, which leads it to be overweight...
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