The Surprising Power of Neighborly Advice

  title={The Surprising Power of Neighborly Advice},
  author={D. Gilbert and Matthew A. Killingsworth and Rebecca N. Eyre and T. Wilson},
  pages={1617 - 1619}
  • D. Gilbert, Matthew A. Killingsworth, +1 author T. Wilson
  • Published 2009
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Science
  • Two experiments revealed that (i) people can more accurately predict their affective reactions to a future event when they know how a neighbor in their social network reacted to the event than when they know about the event itself and (ii) people do not believe this. Undergraduates made more accurate predictions about their affective reactions to a 5-minute speed date (n = 25) and to a peer evaluation (n = 88) when they knew only how another undergraduate had reacted to these events than when… CONTINUE READING
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