Timothy D Wilson

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Affiliation: University of Virginia
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Psychology. The unseen mind
    Timothy D Wilson
    University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904 4400, USA
    Science 321:1046-7. 2008
  2. ncbi request reprint The pleasures of uncertainty: prolonging positive moods in ways people do not anticipate
    Timothy D Wilson
    Department of Psychology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904 4400, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 88:5-21. 2005
  3. pmc It's a wonderful life: mentally subtracting positive events improves people's affective states, contrary to their affective forecasts
    Minkyung Koo
    Department of Psychology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904 4400, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 95:1217-24. 2008
  4. doi request reprint The surprising power of neighborly advice
    Daniel T Gilbert
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Science 323:1617-9. 2009
  5. pmc Why the brain talks to itself: sources of error in emotional prediction
    Daniel T Gilbert
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 364:1335-41. 2009
  6. doi request reprint The paradoxical consequences of revenge
    Kevin M Carlsmith
    Department of Psychology, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY 13346, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 95:1316-24. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Anticipating one's troubles: the costs and benefits of negative expectations
    Sarit A Golub
    Department of Psychology, Hunter College, CUNY, USA
    Emotion 9:277-81. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint Loss aversion is an affective forecasting error
    Deborah A Kermer
    University of Virginia, USA
    Psychol Sci 17:649-53. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint The least likely of times: how remembering the past biases forecasts of the future
    Carey K Morewedge
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Psychol Sci 16:626-30. 2005
  10. doi request reprint "He loves me, he loves me not . . . ": uncertainty can increase romantic attraction
    Erin R Whitchurch
    Department of Psychology, P O Box 400400, 102 Gilmer Hall, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904 4400, USA
    Psychol Sci 22:172-5. 2011

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Publications22

  1. doi request reprint Psychology. The unseen mind
    Timothy D Wilson
    University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904 4400, USA
    Science 321:1046-7. 2008
  2. ncbi request reprint The pleasures of uncertainty: prolonging positive moods in ways people do not anticipate
    Timothy D Wilson
    Department of Psychology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904 4400, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 88:5-21. 2005
    ..Forecasters seemed unaware of this paradox; they overwhelmingly preferred to be in the certain conditions and tended to predict that they would be in better moods in these conditions...
  3. pmc It's a wonderful life: mentally subtracting positive events improves people's affective states, contrary to their affective forecasts
    Minkyung Koo
    Department of Psychology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904 4400, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 95:1217-24. 2008
    ..The authors discuss the implications of these findings for the literatures on gratitude induction and counterfactual reasoning...
  4. doi request reprint The surprising power of neighborly advice
    Daniel T Gilbert
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Science 323:1617-9. 2009
    ..Both participants and independent judges mistakenly believed that predictions based on information about the event would be more accurate than predictions based on information about how another person had reacted to it...
  5. pmc Why the brain talks to itself: sources of error in emotional prediction
    Daniel T Gilbert
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 364:1335-41. 2009
    ..Research shows that this process leads to systematic errors of prediction. We review evidence indicating that these errors can be traced to five sources...
  6. doi request reprint The paradoxical consequences of revenge
    Kevin M Carlsmith
    Department of Psychology, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY 13346, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 95:1316-24. 2008
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  7. doi request reprint Anticipating one's troubles: the costs and benefits of negative expectations
    Sarit A Golub
    Department of Psychology, Hunter College, CUNY, USA
    Emotion 9:277-81. 2009
    ..These results suggest that anticipating one's troubles may be a poor strategy for maximizing positive affect...
  8. ncbi request reprint Loss aversion is an affective forecasting error
    Deborah A Kermer
    University of Virginia, USA
    Psychol Sci 17:649-53. 2006
    ..The asymmetrical impact of losses and gains was thus more a property of affective forecasts than a property of affective experience...
  9. ncbi request reprint The least likely of times: how remembering the past biases forecasts of the future
    Carey K Morewedge
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Psychol Sci 16:626-30. 2005
    ..The results suggest that the impact bias (the tendency to overestimate the affective impact of future events) may be due in part to people's reliance on highly available but unrepresentative memories of the past...
  10. doi request reprint "He loves me, he loves me not . . . ": uncertainty can increase romantic attraction
    Erin R Whitchurch
    Department of Psychology, P O Box 400400, 102 Gilmer Hall, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904 4400, USA
    Psychol Sci 22:172-5. 2011
    ..Uncertain participants reported thinking about the men the most, and this increased their attraction toward the men...
  11. ncbi request reprint When to fire: anticipatory versus postevent reconstrual of uncontrollable events
    Timothy D Wilson
    Department of Psychology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904, USA
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 30:340-51. 2004
    ..Forecasters predicted that loosing would make them feel worse than it did and selected a higher dose of a drug to cope with an anticipated loss than did people who actually lost...
  12. doi request reprint Expect the unexpected: failure to anticipate similarities leads to an intergroup forecasting error
    Robyn K Mallett
    Department of Psychology, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL 60626 5385, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 94:265-77. 2008
    ..Regardless of focus, Whites expected to have pleasant intragroup interactions, and they were accurate (Study 4)...
  13. ncbi request reprint Self-knowledge: its limits, value, and potential for improvement
    Timothy D Wilson
    University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia 22904 4400, USA
    Annu Rev Psychol 55:493-518. 2004
    ..It is not always advantageous to hold self-perceptions that correspond perfectly with reality, but increasing awareness of nonconscious motives and personality is generally beneficial...
  14. doi request reprint "Show me the money": vulnerability to gambling moderates the attractiveness of money versus suspense
    Cheryl Hahn
    1University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 39:1259-67. 2013
    ..People vulnerable to gambling also made more accurate predictions about how much they would gamble. People less vulnerable to gambling, in contrast, gambled more than people vulnerable to gambling, but did not know that they would...
  15. doi request reprint The feeling of uncertainty intensifies affective reactions
    Yoav Bar-Anan
    Department of Psychology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904 4400, USA
    Emotion 9:123-7. 2009
    ..As predicted, the subjective feeling of uncertainty intensified people's affective reactions to the film clips...
  16. ncbi request reprint Social psychology. Just think: the challenges of the disengaged mind
    Timothy D Wilson
    Department of Psychology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA
    Science 345:75-7. 2014
    ..Most people seem to prefer to be doing something rather than nothing, even if that something is negative. ..
  17. ncbi request reprint Prospection: experiencing the future
    Daniel T Gilbert
    Department of Psychology, 33 Kirkland Street, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Science 317:1351-4. 2007
    ..Scientists are beginning to understand how the brain simulates future events, how it uses those simulations to predict an event's hedonic consequences, and why these predictions so often go awry...
  18. ncbi request reprint Location, location, location: the misprediction of satisfaction in housing lotteries
    Elizabeth W Dunn
    Department of Psychology, University of Virginia, 102 Gilmer Hall, PO Box 400400, Charlottesville, VA 22904 4400, USA
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 29:1421-32. 2003
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  19. ncbi request reprint Looking forward to looking backward: the misprediction of regret
    Daniel T Gilbert
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Psychol Sci 15:346-50. 2004
    ..These results suggest that people are less susceptible to regret than they imagine, and that decision makers who pay to avoid future regrets may be buying emotional insurance that they do not actually need...
  20. ncbi request reprint Behavior. The power of social psychological interventions
    Timothy D Wilson
    Department of Psychology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904 4400, USA
    Science 313:1251-2. 2006
  21. ncbi request reprint Mispredicting the hedonic benefits of segregated gains
    Carey K Morewedge
    Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University, Princeton, MA 02138, USA
    J Exp Psychol Gen 136:700-9. 2007
    ..Segregation of small gains decreased rather than increased hedonic benefit. These experiments suggest that people may underestimate the value of the hedonic limen and thus may oversegregate small gains...
  22. ncbi request reprint The peculiar longevity of things not so bad
    Daniel T Gilbert
    Harvard University, USA
    Psychol Sci 15:14-9. 2004
    ..These errors of prediction are discussed as instances of a more general phenomenon known as the region-beta paradox...