Adam L Alter

Summary

Affiliation: Princeton University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi Overcoming intuition: metacognitive difficulty activates analytic reasoning
    Adam L Alter
    Psychology Department, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08540 USA
    J Exp Psychol Gen 136:569-76. 2007
  2. ncbi Transgression wrongfulness outweighs its harmfulness as a determinant of sentence severity
    Adam L Alter
    Department of Psychology, Princeton University, Green Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
    Law Hum Behav 31:319-35. 2007
  3. pmc Predicting short-term stock fluctuations by using processing fluency
    Adam L Alter
    Department of Psychology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:9369-72. 2006
  4. doi 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
  5. doi Easy on the mind, easy on the wallet: the roles of familiarity and processing fluency in valuation judgments
    Adam L Alter
    Psychology Department, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08544, USA
    Psychon Bull Rev 15:985-90. 2008
  6. doi Uniting the tribes of fluency to form a metacognitive nation
    Adam L Alter
    New York University, New York, USA
    Pers Soc Psychol Rev 13:219-35. 2009
  7. doi Missing the trees for the forest: a construal level account of the illusion of explanatory depth
    Adam L Alter
    Marketing Department, Stern School of Business, New York University, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 99:436-51. 2010
  8. doi When the association between appearance and outcome contaminates social judgment: a bidirectional model linking group homogeneity and collective treatment
    Adam L Alter
    Stern School of Business, New York University, New York, NY 10012, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 97:776-95. 2009
  9. doi Suppressing secrecy through metacognitive ease: cognitive fluency encourages self-disclosure
    Adam L Alter
    Marketing Department, Stern School of Business, New York University, New York, NY 10012, USA
    Psychol Sci 20:1414-20. 2009
  10. doi Cultural sharing in a global village: evidence for extracultural cognition in European Americans
    Adam L Alter
    Stern School of Business, New York University, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 96:742-60. 2009

Detail Information

Publications11

  1. ncbi Overcoming intuition: metacognitive difficulty activates analytic reasoning
    Adam 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...
  2. ncbi Transgression wrongfulness outweighs its harmfulness as a determinant of sentence severity
    Adam 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...
  3. pmc Predicting short-term stock fluctuations by using processing fluency
    Adam 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...
  4. doi 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
    ....
  5. doi Easy on the mind, easy on the wallet: the roles of familiarity and processing fluency in valuation judgments
    Adam 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...
  6. doi Uniting the tribes of fluency to form a metacognitive nation
    Adam 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...
  7. doi Missing the trees for the forest: a construal level account of the illusion of explanatory depth
    Adam L Alter
    Marketing Department, Stern School of Business, New York University, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 99:436-51. 2010
    ....
  8. doi When the association between appearance and outcome contaminates social judgment: a bidirectional model linking group homogeneity and collective treatment
    Adam L Alter
    Stern School of Business, New York University, New York, NY 10012, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 97:776-95. 2009
    ....
  9. doi Suppressing secrecy through metacognitive ease: cognitive fluency encourages self-disclosure
    Adam 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...
  10. doi Cultural sharing in a global village: evidence for extracultural cognition in European Americans
    Adam 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...
  11. doi 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...