Prof. Thomas D. Gilovich

Thomas D. Gilovich

Professor and Department Chair of Psychology
Cornell University, New York (USA)

Personal page: http://comp9.psych.cornell.edu/people/Faculty/tdg1.html

Publications (pdf)

Education: B.A. in Psychology at University of California, Santa Barbara; Ph.D. in Psychology at Stanford University.

Research interests: Everyday judgment and decision making; Critical thinking and belief; Social cognition; Attribution; Emotion; Egocentrism, optimism, pessimism, satisfaction, and regret; Behavioral economics; Professional lives-judgments; Judgments and decision about relationships, about politics and government, about economics, about sports.

Present position: Member, Cornell Center for Behavioral Economics and Decision Research.

Web resources on Professor Gilovich: ScienceDaily, 2005: Third-person perspective is helpful in meeting goals (http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/04/050417162526.htm) ● 2003 Survey results: Even professionals are prone to irrational behavior in financial decision-making ( http://northwesternmutual.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=35) ● News on Psychology Today: Buying happiness (http://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/pto-20040105-000027.html) ● News on Prevention.com: No regrets ( http://msn.prevention.com/article/0,5778,s2-1-74-73-4809-1,00.html) ● Cornell Chronicle, 1999: Emerging new science helps to explain dumb money moves (http://www.news.cornell.edu/Chronicle/99/2.4.99/Gilovich.html) ● Gilovich among experts of RealPsychology (http://www.mainelyconsulting.com/real/experts.asp?area=11)



SOME PUBLICATIONS AVAILABLE ON WEB

(*all available at Professor Gilovich's web page: http://comp9.psych.cornell.edu/people/Faculty/tdg1.html )

(2006) Epley, N., & Gilovich, T. The anchoring and adjustment heuristic: Why the adjustments are insufficient. Psychological Science, 17, 311-318 ( http://comp9.psych.cornell.edu/sec/pubPeople/tdg1/Epley&Gilo.06.pdf)

(2005) Libby, L.K., Eibach, R.P., & Gilovich, T. Here's looking at me: Memory perspective and assessments of personal change. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 88, 50-62 ( http://comp9.psych.cornell.edu/sec/pubPeople/tdg1/Libby_Ei_&_Gilo_05.pdf)

(2005) Epley, N., & Gilovich, T. When effortful thinking influences judgmental anchoring: Differential effects of forewarning and incentives on self-generated and externally provided anchors. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 18, 199-212 ( http://comp9.psych.cornell.edu/sec/pubPeople/tdg1/Epley_&_Gilovich_(2005).pdf)

(2005) Ehrlinger, J., Gilovich, T., & Ross, L. Peering into the bias blindspot: People's assessments of bias in themselves and others. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 31, 680-692 ( http://comp9.psych.cornell.edu/sec/pubPeople/tdg1/E_G_&_R(05).pdf)

(2004) Pronin, E., Gilovich, T., & Ross, L. Objectivity in the eye of the beholder: Divergent perceptions of bias in self versus others. Psychological Review, 111, 781-799 ( http://comp9.psych.cornell.edu/sec/pubPeople/tdg1/Pronin_Gilo_&_Ross_05.pdf)

(2004) Kruger, J., & Gilovich, T. Actions, intentions, and trait assessment: The road to selfenhancement is paved with good intentions. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 30, 328-339 ( http://comp9.psych.cornell.edu/sec/pubPeople/tdg1/Kruger_&_Gilo_(2004).pdf)

(2004) Epley, N., Keysar, B., Van Boven, L., & Gilovich, T. Perspective taking as egocentric adjustment. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 87, 327-339 ( http://comp9.psych.cornell.edu/sec/pubPeople/tdg1/Epley_VB_K_&Gilo_05.pdf)

(2004) Epley, N., & Gilovich, T. Are adjustments insufficient? Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 30, 447-460 ( http://comp9.psych.cornell.edu/sec/pubPeople/tdg1/Epley_&_Gilo_(2004).pdf)

(2003) Van Boven, L., White, K., Kamada, A., & Gilovich, T. Intuitions about situational correction in self and others. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 85, 249-258 ( http://comp9.psych.cornell.edu/sec/pubPeople/tdg1/VB_W_K_&_Gilo_(2004).pdf)

(2003) Van Boven, L., & Gilovich, T. To do or to have: That is the question. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 85, 1193-1202 ( http://comp9.psych.cornell.edu/sec/pubPeople/tdg1/VB_&_Gilo.pdf)

(2003) Savitsky, K., Gilovich, T., Berger, G., & Medvec, V.H. Is our absence as conspicuous as we think?: Overestimating the salience and impact of one's absence from a group. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 39,386-392 ( http://comp9.psych.cornell.edu/sec/pubPeople/tdg1/Savitsky&Gilo.03.pdf)

(2002) Gilovich, T., Kruger, J., & Medvec, V.H. The spotlight effect revisited: Overestimating the manifest variability in our actions and appearance. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. 38, 93-99 ( http://comp9.psych.cornell.edu/sec/pubPeople/tdg1/Gilo.Kruger.Medvec.pdf)

(2002) Epley, N., Savitsky, K., & Gilovich, T. Empathy neglect: Reconciling the spotlight effect and the correspondence bias. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 83, 300-312 ( http://comp9.psych.cornell.edu/sec/pubPeople/tdg1/Epley.Sav.Gilo.JPSP.pdf)

(2002) Dawson, E., Gilovich, T., & Regan, D.T. Motivated reasoning and performance on the Wason selection task. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 28, 1379-1387 ( http://comp9.psych.cornell.edu/sec/pubPeople/tdg1/Dawson.Gilo.Regan.pdf)

(2001) Epley, N., & Gilovich, T. Putting adjustment back in the anchoring and adjustment heuristic: An examination of self-generated and experimeter-provided anchors. Psychological Science, 12, 391-396 ( http://comp9.psych.cornell.edu/sec/pubPeople/tdg1/Epley&Gilovich.pdf)

(2001) Savitsky, K., Epley, N., & Gilovich, T. Do others judge us as harshly as we think? Overestimating the impact of our failures, shortcomings, and mishps. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 81, 44-56 ( http://comp9.psych.cornell.edu/sec/pubPeople/tdg1/Sav.Epley.Gilo.pdf)

(2000) Gilovich, T., Medvec, V.H., & Savitsky, K. The spotlight effect in social judgment: An egocentric bias in estimates of the salience of one's own actions and appearance. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 78, 211-222 ( http://comp9.psych.cornell.edu/sec/pubPeople/tdg1/Gilo.Medvec.Sav.pdf)

(1999) Van Boven, L., Kamada, A., & Gilovich, T. The perceiver as perceived: Everyday intuitions about the correspondence bias. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 77, 1188-1199 ( http://comp9.psych.cornell.edu/sec/pubPeople/tdg1/VB.Kamada.Gilo.pdf)

(1999) Kruger, J., & Gilovich, T. "Naive cynicism" in everyday theories of responsibility assessment: On biased perceptions of bias. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 76, 743-753 ( http://comp9.psych.cornell.edu/sec/pubPeople/tdg1/Kruger&Gilo.99.pdf)

(1999) Epley, N., & Gilovich, T. Just going along: Nonconscious priming and conformity to social pressure. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 35, 578-589 ( http://comp9.psych.cornell.edu/sec/pubPeople/tdg1/Epley&Gilovich.99.pdf)

(1998) Gilovich, T., Savitsky, K., & Medvec, V.H. The illusion of transparency: Biased assessments of others' ability to read our emotional states. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 75, 332-346 ( http://comp9.psych.cornell.edu/sec/pubPeople/tdg1/Gilo.Sav.Medvec.pdf)

(1998) Gilovich, T., Medvec, V.H., & Kahneman, D. Varieties of regret: A debate and partial resolution. Psychological Review, 105,602-605 ( http://comp9.psych.cornell.edu/sec/pubPeople/tdg1/Gilo.Medvec.Kahn.pdf)

(1996) Frank, R.H., Gilovich, T., & Regan, D.T. Do economists make bad citizens? Journal of Economic Perspectives, 10, 187-192 ( http://comp9.psych.cornell.edu/sec/pubPeople/tdg1/Frank.Gilo.Regan.96.pdf)

(1995) Medvec, V. H., Madey, S., & Gilovich, T. When less is more: Counterfactual thinking and satisfaction among Olympic medal winners. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 69, 603-610 ( http://comp9.psych.cornell.edu/sec/pubPeople/tdg1/Medvec.Madey.Gilo.pdf)

(1995) Hattiangadi, N., Medvec, V.H., & Gilovich, T. Failing to act: Regrets of Terman's geniuses. International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 40, 175-185 ( http://comp9.psych.cornell.edu/sec/pubPeople/tdg1/Hattiangadi.pdf)

(1995) Gilovich, T., & Medvec, V. H. The experience of regret: What, when, and why. Psychological Review, 102, 379-395 ( http://comp9.psych.cornell.edu/sec/pubPeople/tdg1/Gilo_&_Medvec_95.pdf)

(1994) Gilovich, T., & Medvec, V. H. The temporal pattern to the experience of regret. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 67, 357 - 365 ( http://comp9.psych.cornell.edu/sec/pubPeople/tdg1/Gilo.&.Medvec.94.pdf)

(1993)           Madey, S., & Gilovich, T. The effect of temporal focus on the recall of expectancy-consistent and expectancy-inconsistent information. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 65, 458 - 468 ( http://comp9.psych.cornell.edu/sec/pubPeople/tdg1/Madey&Gilo.pdf)

(1990) Gilovich, T. Differential construal and the false consensus effect. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 59, 623 - 634 ( http://comp9.psych.cornell.edu/sec/pubPeople/tdg1/90%20JPSP%20constual.pdf)

(1989) Frank, M.G., & Gilovich, T. The effect of memory perspective on retrospective causal attributions. Journal of Personality and Social Personality, 57, 399 - 403 ( http://comp9.psych.cornell.edu/sec/pubPeople/tdg1/Frank%20&%20Gilo%2089.pdf)

(1988) Frank, M.G., & Gilovich, T. The dark side of self and social perception: Black uniforms and aggression in professional sports. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 54, 74-85 ( http://comp9.psych.cornell.edu/sec/pubPeople/tdg1/Frank%20&%20Gilo%2088.pdf)

(1987) Gilovich, T. Secondhand information and social judgment. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 23, 59-74 ( http://comp9.psych.cornell.edu/sec/pubPeople/tdg1/Gilovich.87.JESP.pdf)

(1985) Gilovich, T., Vallone, R., & Tversky, A. The hot hand in basketball: On the misperception of random sequences. Cognitive Psychology, 17, 295-314 ( http://comp9.psych.cornell.edu/sec/pubPeople/tdg1/Gilo.Vallone.Tversky.pdf)

(1983) Gilovich, T. Biased evaluation and persistence in gambling. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 44, 1110-1126 ( http://comp9.psych.cornell.edu/sec/pubPeople/tdg1/Gilovich.83.JPSP.pdf)

(1981) Gilovich, T. Seeing the past in the present: The effect of associations to familiar events on judgments and decisions. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 40, 797-808 ( http://comp9.psych.cornell.edu/sec/pubPeople/tdg1/Gilovich.81.JPSP.pdf)

Working papers and drafts:

(2003) Eibach, R.P., Libby, L.K., & Gilovich, T. When change in the self is mistaken for change in the world ( http://comp9.psych.cornell.edu/sec/pubPeople/tdg1/Eibach.L.&Gilo.pdf)

Updated: January 22, 2007

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