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Wandering Minds: The Default Network and Stimulus-Independent Thought
Despite evidence pointing to a ubiquitous tendency of human minds to wander, little is known about the neural operations that support this core component of human cognition. Using both thoughtExpand
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How Elastic are Preferences for Redistribution? Evidence from Randomized Survey Experiments
We analyze randomized online survey experiments providing interactive, customized information on US income inequality, the link between top income tax rates and economic growth, and the estate tax.Expand
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Building a Better America—One Wealth Quintile at a Time
  • M. I. Norton, D. Ariely
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Perspectives on psychological science : a journal…
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Disagreements about the optimal level of wealth inequality underlie policy debates ranging from taxation to welfare. We attempt to insert the desires of “regular” Americans into these debates, byExpand
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Response to Comment on "Wandering Minds: The Default Network and Stimulus-Independent Thought"
Gilbert et al. suggest that activity in the default network may be due to the emergence of stimulus-oriented rather than stimulus-independent thought. Although both kinds of thought likely emergeExpand
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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
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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
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This Old Stereotype: The Pervasiveness and Persistence of the Elderly Stereotype
Americans stereotype elderly people as warm and incompetent, following from perceptions of them as noncompetitive and low status, respectively. This article extends existing research regardingExpand
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The 'IKEA Effect': When Labor Leads to Love
In a series of studies in which consumers assembled IKEA boxes, folded origami, and built sets of Legos, we demonstrate and investigate the boundary conditions for what we term the “IKEA effect” –Expand
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Whites See Racism as a Zero-Sum Game That They Are Now Losing
Although some have heralded recent political and cultural developments as signaling the arrival of a postracial era in America, several legal and social controversies regarding “reverse racism”Expand
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Seeing race and seeming racist? Evaluating strategic colorblindness in social interaction.
One strategy practiced by many Whites to regulate the appearance of prejudice during social interaction is to avoid talking about race, or even acknowledging racial difference. Four experimentsExpand
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