Daniel Wegner

Summary

Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Vicarious agency: experiencing control over the movements of others
    Daniel M Wegner
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 86:838-48. 2004
  2. doi request reprint Setting free the bears: escape from thought suppression
    Daniel M Wegner
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, 33 Kirkland Street, WJH 1470, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Am Psychol 66:671-80. 2011
  3. doi request reprint How to think, say, or do precisely the worst thing for any occasion
    Daniel M Wegner
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, 33 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Science 325:48-50. 2009
  4. ncbi request reprint Clever hands: uncontrolled intelligence in facilitated communication
    Daniel M Wegner
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 85:5-19. 2003
  5. ncbi request reprint Précis of the illusion of conscious will
    Daniel M Wegner
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Behav Brain Sci 27:649-59; discussion 659-92. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Dream rebound: the return of suppressed thoughts in dreams
    Daniel M Wegner
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Psychol Sci 15:232-6. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Voluntary involuntariness: thought suppression and the regulation of the experience of will
    Daniel M Wegner
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
    Conscious Cogn 12:684-94. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint The mind's self-portrait
    Daniel M Wegner
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1001:212-25. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint The role of thought suppression in building mental blocks
    Megan Kozak
    Department of Psychology, Roosevelt University, 430 S Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
    Conscious Cogn 17:1123-30. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Timescale bias in the attribution of mind
    Carey K Morewedge
    Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08542, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 93:1-11. 2007

Research Grants

  1. AUTOMATION OF MENTAL CONTROL
    Daniel Wegner; Fiscal Year: 2001
  2. Experience of Mental Control
    Daniel Wegner; Fiscal Year: 2007

Detail Information

Publications26

  1. ncbi request reprint Vicarious agency: experiencing control over the movements of others
    Daniel M Wegner
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 86:838-48. 2004
    ..Such vicarious agency was not felt when the instructions followed the movements, and participants' own covet movement mimicry was not essential to the influence of previews on reported control...
  2. doi request reprint Setting free the bears: escape from thought suppression
    Daniel M Wegner
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, 33 Kirkland Street, WJH 1470, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Am Psychol 66:671-80. 2011
    ..Many of these strategies entail thinking about and accepting unwanted thoughts rather than suppressing them--and so, setting free the bears. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2011 APA, all rights reserved)...
  3. doi request reprint How to think, say, or do precisely the worst thing for any occasion
    Daniel M Wegner
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, 33 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Science 325:48-50. 2009
    ..Such ironies can be overcome when effective control strategies are deployed and mental load is minimized...
  4. ncbi request reprint Clever hands: uncontrolled intelligence in facilitated communication
    Daniel M Wegner
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 85:5-19. 2003
    ..In this paradigm, the answers were often attributed to the other...
  5. ncbi request reprint Précis of the illusion of conscious will
    Daniel M Wegner
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Behav Brain Sci 27:649-59; discussion 659-92. 2004
    ..Conscious will, in this view, is an indication that we think we have caused an action, not a revelation of the causal sequence by which the action was produced...
  6. ncbi request reprint Dream rebound: the return of suppressed thoughts in dreams
    Daniel M Wegner
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Psychol Sci 15:232-6. 2004
    ..This effect was observed regardless of emotional attraction to the person...
  7. ncbi request reprint Voluntary involuntariness: thought suppression and the regulation of the experience of will
    Daniel M Wegner
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
    Conscious Cogn 12:684-94. 2003
    ..There was a weak trend for suppression to enhance reported intentionality for a repetition of the action carried out after suppression instructions had been discontinued...
  8. ncbi request reprint The mind's self-portrait
    Daniel M Wegner
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1001:212-25. 2003
    ..Evidence from several sources suggests that this self-portrait may often be a humble and misleading caricature of the mind's operation-but one that underlies the feeling of authorship and the acceptance of responsibility for action...
  9. ncbi request reprint The role of thought suppression in building mental blocks
    Megan Kozak
    Department of Psychology, Roosevelt University, 430 S Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
    Conscious Cogn 17:1123-30. 2008
    ..Participants performed most poorly on the items for which they had initially suppressed negative primes...
  10. ncbi request reprint Timescale bias in the attribution of mind
    Carey K Morewedge
    Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08542, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 93:1-11. 2007
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  11. doi request reprint Psychological effects of thought acceleration
    Emily Pronin
    Department of Psychology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
    Emotion 8:597-612. 2008
    ..This work is inspired by observations of a link between "racing thoughts" and euphoria in cases of clinical mania, and potential implications of that observed link are discussed...
  12. doi request reprint Moral typecasting: divergent perceptions of moral agents and moral patients
    Kurt Gray
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, MA, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 96:505-20. 2009
    ..Moral typecasting stems from the dyadic nature of morality and explains curious effects such as people's willingness to inflict greater pain on those who do good than those who do nothing...
  13. pmc Time warp: authorship shapes the perceived timing of actions and events
    Jeffrey P Ebert
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02143, USA
    Conscious Cogn 19:481-9. 2010
    ..Taken together, these results suggest that binding and self-reports reveal different aspects of the sense of authorship...
  14. doi request reprint Blaming god for our pain: human suffering and the divine mind
    Kurt Gray
    Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
    Pers Soc Psychol Rev 14:7-16. 2010
    ..Support for this proposition comes from research on mind perception, morality, and moral typecasting. Interestingly, although people perceive God as the author of salvation, suffering seems to evoke even more attributions to the divine...
  15. doi request reprint Causes and consequences of mind perception
    Adam Waytz
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Northwest Science Building Ste 290, 52 Oxford St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Trends Cogn Sci 14:383-8. 2010
    ..Ascribing mind confers an entity moral rights and also makes its actions meaningful. Understanding the causes and consequences of mind perception can explain when this most social of cognitive skills will be used, and why it matters...
  16. ncbi request reprint Separating sustained from transient aspects of cognitive control during thought suppression
    Jason P Mitchell
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, 33 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Psychol Sci 18:292-7. 2007
    ..These data support proposals regarding the different contributions made by the PFC and ACC to executive control and provide initial neuroimaging support for dual-process models of how individuals regulate their thoughts...
  17. ncbi request reprint The gravity of unwanted thoughts: Asymmetric priming effects in thought suppression
    Sadia Najmi
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, 33 Kirkland Street, WJH 1244, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Conscious Cogn 17:114-24. 2008
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  18. ncbi request reprint What do I think you're doing? Action identification and mind attribution
    Megan N Kozak
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 90:543-55. 2006
    ..In Study 5, the authors found that instructing participants to adopt the target's perspective did not affect mind attribution but did lead to higher level identifications of the target's actions...
  19. pmc Wandering minds: the default network and stimulus-independent thought
    Malia F Mason
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH 03755, USA
    Science 315:393-5. 2007
    ..In addition, individuals' reports of the tendency of their minds to wander were correlated with activity in this network...
  20. ncbi request reprint Unpriming: the deactivation of thoughts through expression
    Betsy Sparrow
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 91:1009-19. 2006
    ..Experiment 5 found that each item of activated knowledge needs to be unprimed specifically, in that correctly answering 1 question does not reduce the knowledge bias in randomly answering another...
  21. ncbi request reprint Dimensions of mind perception
    Heather M Gray
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, 33 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Science 315:619. 2007
    ..The dimensions predicted different moral judgments but were both related to valuing of mind...
  22. pmc Thought suppression and self-injurious thoughts and behaviors
    Sadia Najmi
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Behav Res Ther 45:1957-65. 2007
    ..Results are discussed within the framework of the negative reinforcement function of SITB...
  23. ncbi request reprint Everyday magical powers: the role of apparent mental causation in the overestimation of personal influence
    Emily Pronin
    Department of Psychology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 91:218-31. 2006
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  24. ncbi request reprint Manic thinking: independent effects of thought speed and thought content on mood
    Emily Pronin
    Princeton University, NJ 08544 1010, USA
    Psychol Sci 17:807-13. 2006
    ..This effect of thought speed extended beyond mood to other experiences often associated with mania (i.e., feelings of power, feelings of creativity, a heightened sense of energy, and inflated self-esteem or grandiosity)...
  25. ncbi request reprint On the feeling of doing: dysphoria and the implicit modulation of authorship ascription
    Henk Aarts
    Department of Social and Organizational Psychology, Utrecht University, PO Box 80140, 3508 TC, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Behav Res Ther 44:1621-7. 2006
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  26. ncbi request reprint On the inference of personal authorship: enhancing experienced agency by priming effect information
    Henk Aarts
    Department of Social and Organizational Psychology, Utrecht University, P O Box 80140, 3508 TC, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Conscious Cogn 14:439-58. 2005
    ..Additional experimentation demonstrated that this priming of agency was not mediated by the goal or intention to produce the effect...

Research Grants7

  1. AUTOMATION OF MENTAL CONTROL
    Daniel Wegner; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ....
  2. Experience of Mental Control
    Daniel Wegner; Fiscal Year: 2007
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