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Making sense by making sentient: effectance motivation increases anthropomorphism.
People commonly anthropomorphize nonhuman agents, imbuing everything from computers to pets to gods with humanlike capacities and mental experiences. Although widely observed, the determinants ofExpand
Perspective taking in children and adults: Equivalent egocentrism but differential correction
Children generally behave more egocentrically than adults when assessing another's perspective. We argue that this difference does not, however, indicate that adults process information lessExpand
Associative processes in intuitive judgment
Dual-system models of reasoning attribute errors of judgment to two failures: the automatic operations of a 'System 1' generate a faulty intuition, which the controlled operations of a 'System 2'Expand
Bad riddance or good rubbish? Ownership and not loss aversion causes the endowment effect.
People typically demand more to relinquish the goods they own than they would be willing to pay to acquire those goods if they did not already own them (the endowment effect). The standard economicExpand
Thought for Food: Imagined Consumption Reduces Actual Consumption
All in the Mind Pavlov's experiments, in which dogs salivate in anticipation of food, mirror our own imagined experience; that is, thinking about the future consumption of chocolate enhances ourExpand
The Peculiar Longevity of Things Not So Bad
Intense hedonic states trigger psychological processes that are designed to attenuate them, and thus intense states may abate more quickly than mild states. Because people are unaware of theseExpand
Negativity bias in attribution of external agency.
  • Carey K. Morewedge
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of experimental psychology. General
  • 1 November 2009
This research investigated whether people are more likely to attribute events to external agents when events are negative rather than neutral or positive. Participants more often believed thatExpand
A simple remedy for overprecision in judgment.
Overprecision is the most robust type of overconfidence. We present a new method that significantly reduces this bias and offers insight into its underlying cause. In three experiments, overprecisionExpand
Unfixed Resources: Perceived Costs, Consumption, and the Accessible Account Effect
Consumption depletes one's available resources, but consumers may be unaware of the total resources available for consumption and, therefore, be influenced by the temporary accessibility of resourceExpand
Timescale bias in the attribution of mind.
In this research, the authors found that people use speed of movement to infer the presence of mind and mental attributes such as intention, consciousness, thought, and intelligence in other persons,Expand