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Thomas D. Gilovich

Irene Blecker Rosenfeld Chair of Psychology

  • 220 Uris Hall
  • Cornell University
  • Ithaca NY 14853-7601
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Interests

Everyday judgment and decision making; critical thinking and belief;
egocentrism; optimism, pessimism, satisfaction, and regret;
behavioral economics

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Cornell Center for Behavioral Economics and Decision Research (BEDR)

Social & Personality Psychology
Perception, Cognition & Development

Selected Publications

  • Gilovich, T., & Kumar, A. (2015). Well always have Paris: The Hedonic Payoff from Experiential and Material Investments. In M.P. Zanna and J.M. Olson (Eds.), Advances in experimental social psychology, Vol. 51, (pps. 147-187), AESP, UK: Academic Press.

  • Davidai, S., & Gilovich, T. (2015). Building a more mobile America: One quintile at a time. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 10(1), 60-71.

  • Gilovich, T., Kumar, A. & Jampol, L. (2015). The beach, the bikini, and the best buy: Replies to Dunn and Weidman and Schmitt, Brakus, and Zarantonello. Journal of Consumer Psychology, 25(1), 179-184.

  • Gilovich, T., Kumar, A., & Jampol, L. (2015). A wonderful life: Experiential consumption and the pursuit of happiness. Journal of Consumer Psychology, 25(1), 152-165.

  • Breugelmans, S.M., Zeelenberg, M., Gilovich, T., Huang, W., & Shani, Y. (2014). On the universality of decision making emotions: Regret, spijt, חרטה, and xx. Emotion, 14(6), 1037-1048.

  • Kumar, A., Killingsworth, M., & Gilovich, T. (2014). Waiting for merlot: Anticipatory consumption of experiential and material purchases. Psychological Science doi:10.1177/0956797614546556.

  • Helion, C., & Gilovich, T. (2014). Gift cards and mental accounting: Green-lighting hedonic spending. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 27(4), 386-393.

  • Stillman, P.E., Gilovich, T., & Fujita, K. (2014). Thin slicing cohesion: On the accuracy and utility of snap judgments of group-level characteristics. Social Cognition, 32(1), 71-82.

  • Mikels, J., Cheung, E., Cone, J., & Gilovich, T. (2013). The dark side of intuition: Aging and increases non-optimal intuitive decisions. Emotion, 13(2), 189-195.

  • Inbar, Y., Pizarro, D., Gilovich, T., & Ariely, D. (2013). Moral masochism: On the connection between guilt and self-punishment. Emotion, 13(1), 14-18.

  • Davidai, S., Gilovich, T., & Ross, L.D. (2012). The meaning of defaults for potential organ donors. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109(38), 15201-15205.

  • Helzer, E., & Gilovich, T. (2012). Whatever is willed will be: A past-future asymmetry in attributions to the will. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 38(10), 1235-1246.

  • Williams, E.F., & Gilovich, T. (2012). The Better-Than-My-Average Effect: The Relative Impact of Peak and Typical Performances in Judging the Self and Others. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48, 556-561.

  • Carter, T., & Gilovich, T. (2012). I am what I do, not what I have: The differential centrality of experiential and material purchases to the self. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 102, 1304-1317.

  • Williams, E.F., Gilovich, T., & Dunning, D. (2012). Being all that you can be: How potential performances influence assessments of self and others. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 38(2), 143-154.

  • Rosenzweig, E., & Gilovich, T. (2012). Buyers Remorse or Missed Opportunity? Differential Regrets for Material and Experiential Purchases. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 102, 215-223.

  • Inbar, Y., & Gilovich, T. (2011). Angry (or disgusted), but adjusting: High-certainty emotions cause greater adjustment from self-generated anchors. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 6, 563-569.

  • Cone, J., & Gilovich, T. (2010). Understanding money's limits: People's beliefs about the income-happiness correlation. Journal of Positive Psychology, 5, 294-301.

  • Critcher, C., & Gilovich, T. (2010). Inferring attitudes from mental behavior. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 36, 1255-1266.

  • Haynes, G., & Gilovich, T. (2010). The ball don't lie: How inequity aversion can undermine performance. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 46, 1148-1150.

  • Inbar, Y., Cone, J., & Gilovich, T. (2010). Intuitions about intuitive insight and intuitive choice. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 99, 232-247.

  • Epley, N., & Gilovich, T. (2010). Anchoring unbound. Journal of Consumer Psychology, 20, 20-24.

  • Van Boven, L., Campbell, M.C., & Gilovich, T. (2010). Stigmatizing materialism: On stereotypes and impressions of materialistic and experiential pursuits. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 36, 551-563.

  • Van de Ven, N., Gilovich, T., & Zeelenberg, M. (2010). Delay, doubt, and decision: How delaying a choice reduces the appeal of descriptively normative options. Psychological Science, 21, 568-573.

  • Carter, T., & Gilovich, T. (2010). The relative relativity of experiential and material purchases. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 98, 146-159.

  • Risen, J.L, & Gilovich, T. (2008). Why people are reluctant to tempt fate. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 95, 293-307. download

  • Critcher, C.R., & Gilovich, T. (2008). Incidental environmental anchors. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 21, 241-251. download

  • Williams, E. & Gilovich, T. (2008). Do people really believe they are above average? Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 44, 1121-1128. download

  • Williams, E., & Gilovich, T. (2008). Conceptions of the self and others across time. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 34, 1037-1046. download

  • Risen, J.L., Gilovich, T., & Dunning, D. (2007). One-shot illusory correlations and stereotyping. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 33, 1492-1502. download

  • Risen, J.L., & Gilovich, T. (2007). Another look at why people are reluctant to exchange lottery tickets. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 93, 12-22. download

  • Risen, J.L., & Gilovich, T. (2007). Target and observer differences in the acceptance of questionable apologies. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 92, 418-433. download

  • Epley, N., & Gilovich, T. (2006). The anchoring and adjustment heuristic: Why the adjustments are insufficient. Psychological Science, 17, 311-318. download

  • Epley, N., & Gilovich, T. (2005). When effortful thinking influences judgmental anchoring: Differential effects of forewarning and incentives on self-generated and externally provided anchors. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 18, 199-212. download

  • Ehrlinger, J., Gilovich, T., & Ross, L. (2005). Peering into the bias blindspot: People's assessments of bias in themselves and others. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 31, 680-692. download

  • Libby, L.K., Eibach, R.P., & Gilovich, T. (2005). Here's looking at me: Memory perspective and assessments of personal change. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 88, 50-62 download

  • Epley, N., Keysar, B., Van Boven, L., & Gilovich, T. (2004). Perspective taking as egocentric adjustment. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 87, 327-339. download

  • Pronin, E., Gilovich, T., & Ross, L. (2004). Objectivity in the eye of the beholder: Divergent perceptions of bias in self versus others. Psychological Review, 111, 781-799. download

  • Epley, N., & Gilovich, T. (2004). Are adjustments insufficient? Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 30, 447-460. download

  • Kruger, J., & Gilovich, T. (2004). Actions, intentions, and trait assessment: The road to self-enhancement is paved with good intentions. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 30, 328-339. download

  • Van Boven, L., White, K., Kamada, A., & Gilovich, T. (2003). Intuitions about situational correction in self and others. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 85, 249-258. download

  • Savitsky, K., & Gilovich, T. (2003). The illusion of transparency and the alleviation of speech anxiety. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 39, 618-625. download

  • Eibach, R.P., Libby, L.K., & Gilovich, T. (2003). When change in the self is mistaken for change in the world. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 84, 917-931. download

  • Van Boven, L., & Gilovich, T. (2003). To do or to have: That is the question. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 85, 1193-1202. download

  • Savitsky, K., Gilovich, T., Berger, G., & Medvec, V.H. (2003). Is our absence as conspicuous as we think?: Overestimating the salience and impact of one's absence from a group. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 39, 386-392. download

  • Dawson, E., Gilovich, T., & Regan, D.T. (2002). Motivated reasoning and performance on the Wason selection task. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 28, 1379-1387. download

  • Epley, N., Savitsky, K., & Gilovich, T. (2002). Empathy neglect: Reconciling the spotlight effect and the correspondence bias. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 83, 300-312. download

  • Gilovich, T., Kruger, J., & Medvec, V.H. (2002). The spotlight effect revisited: Overestimating the manifest variability in our actions and appearance. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. 38, 93-99. download

  • Epley, N., & Gilovich, T. (2001). Putting adjustment back in the anchoring and adjustment heuristic: An examination of self-generated and experimeter-provided anchors. Psychological Science, 12, 391-396. download

  • Savitsky, K., Epley, N., & Gilovich, T. (2001). Is it as bad as we fear?: Overestimating the extremity of others� judgments. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 81, 44-56. download

  • Gilovich, T., Medvec, V.H., & Savitsky, K. (2000). The spotlight effect in social judgment: An egocentric bias in estimates of the salience of one�s own actions and appearance. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 78, 211-222. download

  • Van Boven, L., Kamada, A., & Gilovich, T. (1999). The perceiver as perceived: Everyday intuitions about the correspondence bias. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 77, 1188-1199. download

  • Epley, N., & Gilovich, T. (1999). Just going along: Nonconscious priming and conformity to social pressure. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 35, 578-589. download

  • Kruger, J., & Gilovich, T. (1999). 'Naive cynicism' in everyday theories of responsibility assessment: On biased perceptions of bias. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 76, 743-753. download

  • Gilovich, T., Savitsky, K., & Medvec, V.H. (1998). The illusion of transparency: Biased assessments of others' ability to read our emotional states. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 75, 332-346. download

  • Gilovich, T., Medvec, V.H., & Kahneman, D. (1998). Varieties of regret: A debate and partial resolution. Psychological Review, 105, 602-605. download

  • Frank, R.H., Gilovich, T., & Regan, D.T. (1996). Do economists make bad citizens? Journal of Economic Perspectives, 10, 187-192. download

  • Medvec, V. H., Madey, S., & Gilovich, T. (1995). When less is more: Counterfactual thinking and satisfaction among Olympic medal winners. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 69, 603-610. download

  • Hattiangadi, N., Medvec, V.H., & Gilovich, T. (1995). Failing to act: Regrets of Terman's geniuses. International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 40, 175-185. download

  • Gilovich, T., & Medvec, V. H. (1995). The experience of regret: What, when, and why. Psychological Review, 102, 379-395. download

  • Gilovich, T., & Medvec, V. H. (1994). The temporal profile to the experience of regret. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 67, 357 - 365. download

  • Madey, S., & Gilovich, T. (1993). The effect of temporal focus on the recall of expectancy- consistent and expectancy-inconsistent information. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 65, 458 - 468. download

  • Frank, R.H., Gilovich,T., & Regan, D.T. (1993). Does studying economics inhibit cooperation? Journal of Economic Perspectives, 7, 159 - 171. download

  • Gilovich, T., Kerr, M., & Medvec, V.H. (1993). The effect of temporal perspective on subjective confidence. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 64, 552 - 560. download

  • Gilovich, T. (1990). Differential construal and the false consensus effect. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 59, 623 - 634. download

  • Frank, M.G., & Gilovich, T. (1989). The effect of memory perspective on retrospective causal attributions. Journal of Personality and Social Personality, 57, 399 - 403. download

  • Frank, M.G., & Gilovich, T. (1988). The dark side of self and social perception: Black uniforms and aggression in professional sports. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 54, 74-85. download

  • Gilovich, T. (1987). Secondhand information and social judgment. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 23, 59-74. download

  • Gilovich, T., Vallone, R., & Tversky, A. (1985). The hot hand in basketball: On the misperception of random sequences. Cognitive Psychology, 17, 295-314. download

  • Gilovich, T. (1983). Biased evaluation and persistence in gambling. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 44, 1110-1126. download

  • Gilovich, T. (1981). Seeing the past in the present: The effect of associations to familiar events on judgments and decisions. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 40, 797-808. download

updated on Friday, Mar 20 2015 @ 1:06pm