Adam L Alter
Affiliation: Princeton University
- Overcoming intuition: metacognitive difficulty activates analytic reasoningAdam L Alter
Psychology Department, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08540 USA
J Exp Psychol Gen 136:569-76. 2007..Metacognitive experiences of difficulty or disfluency appear to serve as an alarm that activates analytic forms of reasoning that assess and sometimes correct the output of more intuitive forms of reasoning...
- Transgression wrongfulness outweighs its harmfulness as a determinant of sentence severityAdam L Alter
Department of Psychology, Princeton University, Green Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
Law Hum Behav 31:319-35. 2007..We also consider the theoretical and practical implications of these findings for sentencing laws and policy...
- Predicting short-term stock fluctuations by using processing fluencyAdam L Alter
Department of Psychology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:9369-72. 2006..These results imply that simple, cognitive approaches to modeling human behavior sometimes outperform more typical, complex alternatives...
- Effects of fluency on psychological distance and mental construal (or why New York is a large city, but New York is a civilized jungle)Adam L Alter
Psychology Department, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
Psychol Sci 19:161-7. 2008....
- Easy on the mind, easy on the wallet: the roles of familiarity and processing fluency in valuation judgmentsAdam L Alter
Psychology Department, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08544, USA
Psychon Bull Rev 15:985-90. 2008..We conclude by discussing the theoretical and practical implications of our findings for researchers, marketing experts, and policymakers alike...
- Uniting the tribes of fluency to form a metacognitive nationAdam L Alter
New York University, New York, USA
Pers Soc Psychol Rev 13:219-35. 2009..Because every cognition falls along a continuum from effortless to demanding and generates a corresponding fluency experience, the authors argue that fluency is a ubiquitous metacognitive cue in reasoning and social judgment...
- Missing the trees for the forest: a construal level account of the illusion of explanatory depthAdam L Alter
Marketing Department, Stern School of Business, New York University, USA
J Pers Soc Psychol 99:436-51. 2010....
- When the association between appearance and outcome contaminates social judgment: a bidirectional model linking group homogeneity and collective treatmentAdam L Alter
Stern School of Business, New York University, New York, NY 10012, USA
J Pers Soc Psychol 97:776-95. 2009....
- Suppressing secrecy through metacognitive ease: cognitive fluency encourages self-disclosureAdam L Alter
Marketing Department, Stern School of Business, New York University, New York, NY 10012, USA
Psychol Sci 20:1414-20. 2009..We conclude by discussing the implications of these results for theory and clinical practice...
- Cultural sharing in a global village: evidence for extracultural cognition in European AmericansAdam L Alter
Stern School of Business, New York University, USA
J Pers Soc Psychol 96:742-60. 2009..Together, these findings suggest that familiar culturally-laden cues sometimes prime people within one cultural milieu to make so-called extracultural judgments...
- Disfluency prompts analytic thinking--but not always greater accuracy: response to Thompson et al. (2013)Adam L Alter
Stern School of Business, New York University, 40 West 4th Street, Suite 811, New York, NY 10012, USA
Cognition 128:252-5. 2013..Thompson et al. advance research by adding reaction time as a measure of deeper cognitive processing, but we caution against misinterpreting the meaning of accuracy...