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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#1Karim S. Kassam (CMU: Carnegie Mellon University)H-Index: 17
#2Carey K. Morewedge (CMU: Carnegie Mellon University)H-Index: 27
Last. Timothy D. WilsonH-Index: 79
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Salience and satisfaction are important factors in determining the comparisons that people make. We hypothesized that people make salient comparisons first, and then make satisfying comparisons only if salient comparisons leave them unsatisfied. This hypothesis suggests an asymmetry between winning and losing. For winners, comparison with a salient alternative (i.e., losing) brings satisfaction. Therefore, winners should be sensitive only to the relative value of their outcomes. For losers, comp...
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#1Eva C. BuechelH-Index: 8
#2Carey K. MorewedgeH-Index: 27
Last. Joachim VosgerauH-Index: 14
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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
#2Young Eun Huh (CMU: Carnegie Mellon University)H-Index: 5
Last. Joachim Vosgerau (CMU: Carnegie Mellon University)H-Index: 14
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The consumption of a food typically leads to a decrease in its subsequent intake through habituation—a decrease in one’s responsiveness to the food and motivation to obtain it. We demonstrated that habituation to a food item can occur even when its consumption is merely imagined. Five experiments showed that people who repeatedly imagined eating a food (such as cheese) many times subsequently consumed less of the imagined food than did people who repeatedly imagined eating that food fewer times,...
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#1Uriel Haran (CMU: Carnegie Mellon University)H-Index: 7
#2Don A. Moore (University of California, Berkeley)H-Index: 53
Last. Carey K. Morewedge (CMU: Carnegie Mellon University)H-Index: 27
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Overprecision is the most robust type of overconfidence. We present a new method that significantly reduces this bias and offers insight into its underlying cause. In three experiments, overprecision was significantly reduced by forcing participants to consider all possible outcomes of an event. Each participant was presented with the entire range of possible outcomes divided into intervals, and estimated each interval's likelihood of including the true answer. The superiority of this Subjective...
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#1Carey K. Morewedge (CMU: Carnegie Mellon University)H-Index: 27
#2Daniel T. Gilbert (Harvard University)H-Index: 65
Last. Timothy D. Wilson (UVA: University of Virginia)H-Index: 79
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article i nfo The hedonic value of an outcome can be influenced by the alternatives to which it is compared, which is why people expect to be happier with outcomes that maximize comparative value (e.g., the best of several mediocre alternatives) than with outcomes that maximize absolute value (e.g., the worst of several excellent alternatives). The results of five experiments suggest that affective forecasters overestimate the importance of comparative value because forecasters do not realize th...
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#1Carey K. Morewedge (CMU: Carnegie Mellon University)H-Index: 27
#2Daniel Kahneman (Princeton University)H-Index: 149
Dual-system models of reasoning attribute errors of judgment to two failures: the automatic operations of a ‘System 1' generate a faulty intuition, which the controlled operations of a ‘System 2' fail to detect and correct. We identify System 1 with the automatic operations of associative memory and draw on research in the priming paradigm to describe how it operates. We explain how three features of associative memory – associative coherence, attribute substitution and processing fluency – give...
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#1Adam Waytz (Harvard University)H-Index: 33
#2Carey K. Morewedge (CMU: Carnegie Mellon University)H-Index: 27
Last. John T. Cacioppo (U of C: University of Chicago)H-Index: 173
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People commonly anthropomorphize nonhuman agents, imbuing everything from computers to pets to gods with humanlike capacities and mental experiences. Although widely observed, the determinants of anthropomorphism are poorly understood and rarely investigated. We propose that people anthropomorphize, in part, to satisfy effectance motivation—the basic and chronic motivation to attain mastery of one’s environment. Five studies demonstrated that increasing effectance motivation by manipulating the ...
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#1Carey K. Morewedge (CMU: Carnegie Mellon University)H-Index: 27
#2Kurt Gray (Harvard University)H-Index: 32
Last. Daniel M. Wegner (Harvard University)H-Index: 87
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People are normally encouraged to engage in premeditation — to think about the potential consequences of their behavior before acting. Indeed, planning, considering, and studying can be important precursors to decision-making, and often seem essential for effective action. This view of premeditation is shared by most humans, a kind of universal ideal, and it carries an additional interesting implication: Even the hint that premeditation occurred can serve as a potent cue indicating voluntary act...
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#1Carey K. Morewedge (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 27
#2Kurt Gray (Harvard University)H-Index: 32
Last. Daniel M. Wegner (Harvard University)H-Index: 87
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People are normally encouraged to engage in premeditation — to think about the potential consequences of their behavior before acting. Indeed, planning, considering, and studying can be important precursors to decision-making, and often seem essential for effective action. This view of premeditation is shared by most humans, a kind of universal ideal, and it carries an additional interesting implication: Even the hint that premeditation occurred can serve as a potent cue indicating voluntary act...
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