Publications

(*= graduate student supervisee; **= undergraduate student supervisee)

  • Quoidbach, J., Dunn, E., Hansenne, M., Bustin, G. (in press). The Price of Abundance: How a Wealth of Experiences Impoverishes Savoring. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain. (pdf)
  • Dunn, E. W. & *Weidman, A. C. (in press). Building a science of spending: Lessons from the past and directions for the future. Journal of Consumer Psychology.
  • Kushlev, K., & Dunn, E. W. (2015). Checking email less frequently reduces stress. Computers in Human Behavior, 40, 220-228.(pdf)
  • *Sandstorm, G.M., & Dunn, E.W. (2014). Social interactions and well-being: The surprising power of weak ties. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 40(7), 910-922.
  • *Croft, A., Dunn, E. & *Quoidbach, J. (2014). From tribulations to appreciation: Experiencing adversity in the past predicts greater savoring in the present. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 5(5), 511-516. (doc)
  • Nelson, K. S., *Kushlev, K., Dunn, E. W., & Lyubomirsky, S. (2014). Parents are slightly happier than nonparents, but causality still cannot be inferred: A reply to Bhargava, Kassam, and Loewenstein. Psychological Science, 25(1), 303-304. (doc)
  • Dunn, E. W., *Aknin, L. B., & Norton, M. I. (2014). Prosocial spending and happiness: Using money to benefit others pays off. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 13(2), 347-355. (doc)
  • *Sandstrom, G. M., & Dunn, E. W. (2014). Is efficiency overrated? Minimal social interactions lead to belonging and positive affect. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 5(4), 437-442 doi: 1948550613502990. Data and materials publically available here.
  • Anik, L., *Aknin, L. B., Norton, M. I., Dunn, E. W., & *Quoidbach, J. (2013). Prosocial bonuses increase employee satisfaction and team performance. PLoS ONE, 8(9), e75509. (doc)
  • *Aknin, L. B., Dunn, E. W., *Whillans, A. V., Grant, A. M., & Norton, M. I. (2013). Making a difference matters: Impact unlocks the emotional benefits of prosocial spending. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 88, 90-95.
  • Ashton-James, C. E., Kushlev, K., & Dunn, E. W. (2013). Parents reap what they sow: Child-centrism and parental well-being. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 4(6), 635-642. (doc)
  • Aknin, L. B., Dunn, Sandstrom, G. M., & Norton, M. I. (2013). Does social connection turn good deeds into good feelings? On the value of putting the “social” into prosocial spending. International Journal of Happiness and Development, 1(2), 155-171. (doc)
  • Quoidbach, J., & Dunn, E. W. (2013). Give it up: A strategy for combatting hedonic adaptation. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 4(5), 563-568.(doc)
  • *Aknin, L. B., Barrington-Leigh, C. P., Dunn, E. W., Helliwell, J. F., Burns, J., Biswas-Diener, R., & … Norton, M. I. (2013). Prosocial spending and well-being: Cross-cultural evidence for a psychological universal. Journal Of Personality And Social Psychology104(4), 635-652. (doc)

  • *Human, L. J., *Sandstrom, G. M., Biesanz, J. C., & Dunn, E. W. (2013). Accurate first impressions leave a lasting impression: The long-term effects of distinctive self-other agreement on relationship development. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 4(4), 395-402. (pdf)
  • Dunn, E. W., & Norton, M. (2013). Happy Money: The science of smarter spending. New York: Simon & Schuster.
    • Favorably reviewed in The New York Times, The Economist, & The New Republic
    • Selected by the Washington Post as one of the “Top 20 Books Every Leader Should Read.”
    • In addition to North America, rights have been sold to publishers in the UK & affiliated territories (e.g., Australia, South Africa), China, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Taiwan, Estonia, Brazil, Romania, as well as worldwide Audiobook rights (Audible).
  • Dunn, E. W. (2013). Why we feel pressed for time. In J. Brockman (Ed.), This explains everything: Deep, beautiful, and elegant theories of how the world works (pp. 193-196). New York, NY: HarperCollins.
  • Nelson, S. K., Kushlev, K., English, T., Carstensen, L. L., Dunn, E. W., & Lyubomirsky, S. (2013). In defense of parenthood: Children are associated with more joy than misery. Psychological Science, 24(1), 3-10. (pdf)
    • #1 Most Read Psychological Science Article via Sage Publications, December 2012; #1 Most Popular TWiPS Article via APS, December 2012.
  • *Quoidbach, J., & Dunn, E. W. (2013). Affective forecasting. In H. Pashler (Ed.),Encyclopedia of the mind (Vol. 1, pp. 12-14). Thousand Oaks; CA: SAGE Publications, Inc.
  • Aknin, L. B., Dunn, E. W. (2013). Wealth and subjective well-being: Spending money on others leads to higher happiness than spending on yourself. In J. Froh & A. Parks (Eds.), Activities for teaching positive psychology: A guide for instructors (pp. xiv, 173). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. (pdf)
  • Aknin, L. B., & Dunn, E. W. (2012). Spending money on others leads to higher happiness than spending on yourself. In J. Froh & A. Parks (Eds.), Teaching positive psychology handbook (pp. 93-98). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association
  • *Kushlev, K., & Dunn, E. W. (2012). Affective forecasting: Knowing how we will feel in the future. In S. Vazire & T. Wilson (Eds.), Handbook of self-knowledge (pp. xiii, 462). New York: Guilford Press. (pdf)
  • Aknin, L. B., Hamlin, J.K. & Dunn, E. W. (2012). Giving leads to happiness in young children. PLoS ONE, 7(6), e39211. (pdf)

  • Kushlev, K., Dunn, E. W, & Ashton-James, C. (2012). Does affluence impoverish the experience of parenting. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48, 1381-1384. (pdf)
  • Norton, M. I., Dunn, E. W., Carney, D. R., & Ariely, D. (2012). The persuasive “power” of stigma? Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 117, 261-268. (pdf)

  • *Aknin, L. B., Dunn, E. W., Norton, M. I. (2012). Happiness runs in a circular motion: Evidence for a positive feedback loop between prosocial spending and happiness. Journal of Happiness Studies, 13(2), 347-355. (pdf)

  • *Human, L. J., Biesanz,, J. C., Parisotto,, K. L., & Dunn, E. W. (2012). Your best self helps reveal your true self: Positive self-presentation leads to more accurate personality impressions. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 3(1), 23-30. (pdf)
  • McConnell, A. R., Dunn, E. W., Austin, S. N., & *Rawn, C. D. (2011). Blind spots in the search for happiness: Implicit attitudes and nonverbal leakage predict affective forecasting errors. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology,47(3), 628-634. (pdf)

  • *Ruby, M. B., Dunn, E. W., Perrino, A. L., **Gillis, R., & **Viel, S. (2011). The invisible benefits of exercise. Health Psychology, 30(1), 67-74. (pdf)

  • Dunn, E. W., Gilbert, D. T., & Wilson, T. D. (2011). If money doesn’t make you happy, then you probably aren’t spending it right. Journal of Consumer Psychology, 21(2), 115-125. (pdf)

  • *Aknin, L. B., *Sandstrom, G. M., Dunn, E. W., & Norton, M. I. (2011). Investing in others: Prosocial spending for (pro)social change. In R. Biswas-Diener (Ed.), Positive psychology as social change (pp. 219-234). Springer Science + Business Media. (pdf)

  • *Aknin, L. B., *Sandstrom, G. M., Dunn, E. W., & Norton, M. I. (2011). It’s the recipient that counts: Spending money on strong social ties leads to greater happiness than spending on weak social ties. PLoS ONE, 6, e17018. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0017018. (pdf)

  • Anik, L., *Aknin, L. B., Norton, M. I. & Dunn, E. W. (2011). Is life nasty, brutish, and short? Philosophies of life and well-being. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 2, 1-6. (pdf)

  • Dunn, E. W., Buchtel, E. & Aknin, L. B. (2011). Consensus at the heart of division: Comment on Norton & Ariely. Perspectives in Psychological Science, 6, 13-14. (pdf)

  • Dunn, E. W. (2010). How money aids- and impedes- the pursuit of happiness. Official Newsletter of the International Society for Research on Emotion, 26, 4-5. (pdf)

  • *Quoidbach, J., & Dunn, E. W. (2010). Personality neglect: The unforeseen impact of personal dispositions on emotional life. Psychological Science, 21, 1783-1786. (pdf)

  • *Quoidbach, J., Dunn, E. W., Petrides, K. V., & Mikolajczak, M. (2010). Money giveth, money taketh away: The dual effect of wealth on happiness. Psychological Science,21, 759-763. (pdf)

  • *Falk, C. F., Dunn, E. W., & Norenzayan, A. (2010). Cultural variation in the importance of expected enjoyment for decision making. Social Cognition, 28, 604-629. (pdf)

  • Dunn, E. W., Ashton-James, C., *Hanson, M. D., & *Aknin, L. B. (2010). On the costs of self-interested economic behavior: How does stinginess get under the skin? Journal of Health Psychology, 15, 627-633. (pdf)

  • Huntsinger, J., Sinclair, S., Dunn, E. W., & Clore, G. (2010). Affective regulation of automatic stereotype activation: It’s the (accessible) thought that counts. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 36, 564-577. (pdf)

  • Anik, L., *Aknin, L. B., Norton, M. I. & Dunn, E. W. (2009). Feeling good about giving: The benefits (and costs) of self-interested charitable behavior. In D. M. Oppenheimer & C. Y. Olivola (Eds.), Experimental approaches to the study of charitable giving (pp. 3-13). New York, NY: Taylor and Francis Group. (pdf)
  • *Aknin, L. B., Norton, M. I., & Dunn, E. W. (2009). From wealth to well-being? Money matters, but less than people think. Journal of Positive Psychology, 4, 523-527. (pdf)

  • Kawakami, K., Dunn, E. W., Karmali, F., & Dovidio, J. F. (2009). Mispredicting affective and behavioral responses to racism. Science, 323, 276-278. (pdf)

  • Dunn, E. W., *Aknin, L. B., & Norton, M. I. (2008). Spending money on others promotes happiness. Science, 319, 1687-1688. (Datasets: Correlational Study, Longitudinal Study, Experimental Study, Predictions Study) (pdf) (letter)
    • Featured in over 300 media outlets worldwide.

  • Norton, M. I., & Dunn, E. W. (2008). Help employees give away some of that bonus. Harvard Business Review, 86, 27.

  • Dunn, E. W., *Forrin, N. D., & Ashton-James, C. E. (2008). On the excessive rationality of the emotional imagination: A two systems account of affective forecasts and experiences. In K. D. Markman, W. M. P. Klein, & J. A. Suhr (Eds.) The handbook of imagination and mental simulation (pp. xix, 476). New York: Psychology Press. (pdf)

  • Dunn, E. W., & Ashton-James, C. E. (2008). On emotional innumeracy: Predicted and actual affective responses to grand-scale tragedies. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 44, 692-698. (pdf)

  • Forgas, J. P., Dunn, E. W., & Granland, S. (2008). Are you being served…? An unobtrusive experiment of affective influences on helping in a department store. European Journal of Social Psychology, 38, 333-342. (pdf)

  • Dunn, E. W., Huntsinger, J., Lun, J., Sinclair, S. (2008). The gift of similarity: How good and bad gifts influence relationships. Social Cognition, 26, 469-481. (pdf)

  • Dunn, E. W., Biesanz, J. C., **Human, L. J., & **Finn, S. (2007). Misunderstanding the affective consequences of everyday social interactions: The hidden benefits of putting one’s best face forward. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 92, 990-1005. (pdf)
    • Honoree for the international Mind Gym Academic Prize for pioneering work in positive psychology.

  • Dunn, E. W., Brackett, M. A., Ashton-James, C. E., Schneiderman, E., & Salovey, P. (2007). On emotionally intelligent time travel: Individual differences in affective forecasting ability. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 33, 85-93. (pdf)

  • Dunn E. W., & *Forrin, N. (2007). Impression management. In R. Baumeister & K. Vohs (Eds.), Encyclopedia of social psychology (pp. 468-469). New York, NY: Sage. (pdf)

  • Dunn, E. W., & Laham, S. A. (2006). Affective forecasting: A user’s guide to emotional time travel. In J. Forgas (Ed.), Affect in social thinking and behavior (pp. 177- 193). New York, NY: Psychology Press. (pdf)
  • Dunn, E. W., **Moore, M., & Nosek, B. A. (2005). The war of the words: How linguistic differences in reporting shape perceptions of terrorism. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, 5, 67-86. (pdf)

  • Sinclair, S., Dunn, E. W., & Lowery, B. (2005). The influence of parental racial attitudes on children’s automatic racial prejudice. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 41, 283-289. (pdf)
    • #1 Most Frequently Downloaded Article from JESP (via ScienceDirect), April-June, 2005.

  • Wilson, T. D., & Dunn, E. W. (2004). Self-knowledge: Its limits, value, and potential for improvement. Annual Review of Psychology, 54, 493-518. (pdf)

  • Wilson, T. D., Wheatley, T. Kurtz, J., Dunn, E. W., & Gilbert, D. T. (2004). When to fire: Anticipatory versus post-event reconstrual of uncontrollable events. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.30, 340-351. (pdf)

  • Dunn, E. W., Wilson, T. D., & Gilbert, D. T. (2003). Location, location, location: The misprediction of satisfaction in housing lotteries. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 29, 1421-1432. (pdf)

  • Dunn, E. W., & Spellman, B. A. (2003). Forgetting by remembering: Stereotype inhibition through rehearsal of alternative aspects of identity. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 39, 420-433. (pdf)

  • Willingham, D. T., & Dunn, E. W. (2003). What neuroimaging and brain localization can do, cannot do, and should not do for social psychology. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 85, 662-671. (pdf)

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