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Estimating the reproducibility of psychological science
Empirically analyzing empirical evidence One of the central goals in any scientific endeavor is to understand causality. Experiments that seek to demonstrate a cause/effect relation most oftenExpand
Prosocial Spending and Well-Being: Cross-Cultural Evidence for a Psychological Universal
This research provides the first support for a possible psychological universal: Human beings around the world derive emotional benefits from using their financial resources to help others (prosocialExpand
Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes
It is generally believed that self-disclosure has positive effects, particularly for relationships; however, we predict and find negative effects in the context of task-oriented relationships. AcrossExpand
Spending Money on Others Promotes Happiness
Although much research has examined the effect of income on happiness, we suggest that how people spend their money may be at least as important as how much money they earn. Specifically, weExpand
In Defense of Parenthood
Recent scholarly and media accounts paint a portrait of unhappy parents who find remarkably little joy in taking care of their children, but the scientific basis for these claims remainsExpand
On Emotionally Intelligent Time Travel: Individual Differences in Affective Forecasting Ability
In two studies, the authors examined whether people who are high in emotional intelligence (EI) make more accurate forecasts about their own affective responses to future events. All participantsExpand
Social Interactions and Well-Being
Although we interact with a wide network of people on a daily basis, the social psychology literature has primarily focused on interactions with close friends and family. The present research testedExpand
Happiness Runs in a Circular Motion: Evidence for a Positive Feedback Loop between Prosocial Spending and Happiness
We examine whether a positive feedback loop exists between spending money on others (i.e. prosocial spending) and happiness. Participants recalled a previous purchase made for either themselves orExpand
The relationship between parental racial attitudes and children’s implicit prejudice
Abstract Although many researchers assume that implicit racial attitudes develop via exposure to prejudicial socializing agents (e.g., parents, peers, and the media) starting in childhood, there is aExpand
Mispredicting Affective and Behavioral Responses to Racism
Contemporary race relations are marked by an apparent paradox: Overt prejudice is strongly condemned, yet acts of blatant racism still frequently occur. We propose that one reason for thisExpand