Selected Presentations

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

Invited Colloquia

  • University of Toronto, April 2016
  • University of Chicago, April 2016
  • Kwantlen Polytechnic University, April 2015
  • UBC-Okanagan, April 2015
  • New York University, April 2014
  • University of Virginia, October 2011
  • University of Oregon, May 2011
  • Sauder School of Business, UBC, May 2010
  • Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, March 2010
  • Cornell University, Johnson School of Management, September 2008
  • Harvard Business School, September 2007
  • Simon Fraser University, 2006
  • University of Otago, New Zealand, October 2004
  • University of New South Wales, Australia, August 2004/span>
  • University of British Columbia, January 2004
  • University of California-Davis, January 2004
  • Ohio State University, December 2003
  • University of Arizona, November 2003

Invited Talks

  • Dunn, E. W. (2016). Forget happiness, let’s talk disaster. Talk at the Duck Conference on Social Cognition. Duck, NC.
  • Dunn, E. W. (2016). Happy Money. Invited keynote at the Wealth Wisdom: The Essence of Wealth Conference. Jakarta, ID.
  • Dunn, E. W. (2016). Happy Invited keynote at the CARA Annual Conference. Vancouver, BC.
  • Dunn, E. W. (2016). Happy Invited keynote at the Apartment Internet Marketing Conference. Los Angeles, CA.
  • Dunn, E. W. (2016). From technology to time use: how daily decisions shape well being. Invited talk at the Invitational Choice Symposium. Lake Louise, AB.
  • *Whillans, A. V., Sandstrom, G., Dickerson, S., Ken Madden, Dunn, E. W. (2016). Is spending money on others good for your heart? Talk at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference. San Diego, CA.
  • Dunn, W. (2015). Happy Money. Invited keynote at the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors. Indianapolis, IN.
  • Dunn, W. (2015). Happy Money. Invited keynote at the Financial Management Institute of Canada. Ottawa, ON.
  • Dunn, E. W. (2015). In search of happiness: Is there a secret to feeling content? Talk at the UBC Alumni Dialogues 2015. Vancouver, BC.
  • Dunn, E. W. (2015). Happy Money. Invited keynote at the Nebraska Wealth Management Conference. Nebraska, USA.
  • Dunn, E. W. (2015). Spending money on others promotes happiness and a healthier heart. International Behavioural Insights Conference. London, UK.
  • Dunn, E. W. (2015) The problem with valuing your time. Invited talk at the TEDx Colorado Springs Conference, Colorado. (Here)
  • *Whillans, A.V., & Dunn, E.W. (2014). Thinking about time as money decreases environmental behavior. Invited talk presented at Sustainability Speaker Series at the University of British Columbia.
  • Dunn, E. W. (2014). Flipping the philanthropy switch: can situational attributions for financial success increase prosocial spending?. Invited talk at the New Paths to Purpose Meeting, University of Chicago.
  • Dunn, E. W. (2014). Happy money. Uniquely UBC alumni event.
  • Dunn, E. W. (2014). Happy money. Invited talk to the Wood River Women’s Charitable Foundation, Sun Valley, Idaho.
  • Dunn, E. W. (2014). Work/life balance. UBC Dialogues alumni event.
  • Dunn, E. W., & Quoidbach, J. (2014). The price of awesomeness: How a wealth of experiences impoverishes savoring. Talk presented at the Happiness Preconference at the meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Austin, TX.
  • *Whillans, A.V., *Aknin L.B., Dunn, E.W., Norton, M.I., & Grant, A.M. (2013). Making a difference matters: Impact unlocks the emotional benefits of charitable giving. Invited talk at the CAGE Generosity & Well-being Conference, Warwick University, UK.
  • Whillans, A.V., *Aknin L.B., Dunn, E.W., Norton, M.I., & Grant, A.M. (2013). Making a difference matters: Impact unlocks the emotional benefits of charitable giving. Invited talk at the CAGE Generosity & Well-being Conference, Warwick University, UK.
  • Dunn, E. W. (2013). Happy Money, Happy Customers. Invited talk at INBOUND Marketing Conference, Boston, MA.
  • Dunn, E. W. McConnell, A. R., Dunn, E. W., Austin, S. N., *Rawn, C. D. (2011). Blind spots in the pursuit of happiness. Talk presented at the Judgement and Decision Making Preconference at the meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, TX.
  • Dunn, E. W. (2010). How money aids and impedes the pursuit of happiness. Pop!Tech, Camden, ME.
  • *Aknin, L. B., & Dunn, E. W. (2009). Does spending money on others promote sustainable well-being? Invited talk at the Symposium on Well-Being and Sustainability, Vancouver, BC.
  • Dunn, E. W. (2009). The invisible power of prejudice. Invited talk for UBC’s Access and Diversity Office, Vancouver, BC.
  • Norton, M. I., Dunn, E. W., & *Aknin, L. B. (2009). From wealth to well-being: Spending money on others promotes happiness. Invited talk at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Tampa, FL.
  • Dunn, E. W. (2008). What makes people happy? Invited talk for UBC’s Learning Exchange, Vancouver, BC.
  • Dunn, E. W., *Aknin, L., & Norton, M. I. (2008). Turning wealth into well-being: Can money buy happiness if you spend it right? Invited talk at Duck Conference on Social Cognition, Duck, NC.
  • Dunn, E. W., Biesanz, J. C., **Human, L., & **Finn, S. (2007). The hidden benefits of putting one’s best face forward. Invited talk at the Mind Gym Academic Prize gala dinner, London, England.
  • Dunn, E. W., *Aknin, L., & Norton, M. I. (2007). Translating wealth into well-being: Can money buy happiness if you spend it right? Invited talk at the Harvard Conference on Hedonic Adaptation and Prediction, Cambridge, MA.
  • Dunn, E. W., *Falk, C., & Norenzayan, A. (2007). Cultural differences in decision-making: Do affective forecasts matter less (universally) than we thought? Invited talk at the Duck Conference on Social Cognition, Duck, NC.
  • Dunn, E. W., *Forrin, N. A., Biesanz, J. C. (2006). My rainy weather, your sunny disposition: The role of situational vs. dispositional information in affective forecasts for self and other. Invited talk at the Duck Conference on Social Cognition, Duck, NC.
  • Dunn, E. W. (2005). A user’s guide to emotional time travel: Progress on key issues in affective forecasting. Talk presented at the Sydney Symposium, Sydney, Australia.
  • Spellman, B. A., & Dunn, E. W.  (August 2001).  Inhibitory mechanisms in the use of stereotypes.  Presented in a symposium entitled Inhibitory Processes in Memory at the International Conference on Memory, Valencia, Spain.
  • Spellman, B. A., & Dunn, E. W.  (April 2001).  From word lists to stereotypes:  Inhibition in higher-order cognition.  Presented in a symposium entitled Inhibitory Processes in Human Memory at the (British) Experimental Psychology Society, Bristol, UK.

Refereed Conference Talks

  • **Camporeale, T., *Whillans, A. V., Dunn, E. W. & Bryan, C. J. (2017). Can Turning Charitable Giving into a “Teachable Moment” Increase Prosocial Spending Among Parents? Poster Presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference. San Antonio, TX.
  • *Kushlev, K. & Dunn, E. (2016). Do smartphones complement or compromise the benefits of face-to-face interactions? Presented at the Annual Convention at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference. San Antonio, TX.
  • *Dwyer, R., Hershfield, H. E., & Dunn, E.W. (2017). Cousins or conjoined twins: How different are meaning and happiness in everyday life? Happiness and Well-being Preconference, Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference. San Antonio, TX.
  • *Whillans, A.V., Dunn, E.W. & Norton, M.I. (2017). Using money to buy time promotes happiness. Paper presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference. San Antonio, TX.
  • Dunn, E. W., *Whillans, A. V., Sandstrom, G., Dickerson, S. & Madden, K. (2016). Is spending money on others good for your heart? Talk at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference. San Diego, CA.
  • Dunn, E.W. & *Whillans, A.V. (2015). Thinking about time as money decreases environmental behavior. Talk presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology in Los Angeles, CA.
  • *Whillans, A.V. & Dunn, E.W. (2014). Thinking about time as money decreases environmental behavior. Talk presented at the Canadian Psychological Association in Vancouver, BC.
  • *Whillans, A.V. & Dunn, E.W. (2014). Thinking about time as money decreases environmental behavior. Talk to be presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science (APS) in San Francisco, CA.
  • Norton, M. I., Anik, L., *Aknin, L. B., Dunn, E. W., & *Quoidbach, J. D. (September, 2013). Prosocial bonuses increase employee satisfaction and team performance. Talk presented at the Society of Experimental Social Psychology, Berkeley, CA.
  • Norton, M.I., Aknin, L.B., Barrington-Leigh, C.P., Dunn, E.W., Helliwell, J.F., Biswas-Diener, R., Kemeza, I., Nyende, P., & Ashton-James, C. (July, 2013). Prosocial spending and well-being: Cross-cultural evidence for a psychological universal. Paper presented at the European Association for Consumer Research, Barcelona, Spain.
  • Aknin, L.B., Barrington-Leigh, C.P., Dunn, E.W., Helliwell, J.F.,Burns, J., & Norton, M.I. (May, 2013). Prosocial spending and well-being: Cross-cultural evidence for a psychological universal. Paper presented at the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, DC.
  • Aknin, L.B., Barrington-Leigh, C.P., Dunn, E.W., Helliwell, J.F., Biswas-Diener, R., Kemeza, I., Nyende, P., & Ashton-James, C., & Norton, M.I. (April, 2013). Prosocial spending and well-being: Cross-cultural evidence for a psychological universal. Paper presented at the Generosity and Well-Being Conference, Warwick, United Kingdom.
  • *Kushlev, K. & Dunn E. W. (January, 2013). Checking email less often reduces stress leading to increased well-being. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, LA.
  • Norton, M.I., Aknin, L.B., Barrington-Leigh, C.P., Dunn, E.W., Helliwell, J.F., Biswas-Diener, R., Kemeza, I., Nyende, P. & Ashton-James, C. (October, 2012). Prosocial spending and well-being: Cross-cultural evidence for a psychological universal. Paper presented at the Association for Consumer Research, Vancouver, Canada.
  • Dunn, E. W., Aknin, L. B., Norton, M. I. (2012). Around the world and under the skin: How financial decision making shapes well-being. Talk presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA.
  • *Aknin, L. B., Norton, M. I., Anik, L., Dunn, E. W., Quoidbach, J. (2012). Prosocial spending pays: The benefits of prosocial incentives on team performance. Talk presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA.
  • Norton, M. I., Dunn, E. W., *Aknin, L. B., Anik, L., & *Quoidbach, J. (2012). How prosocial spending improves your own happiness – at the office and at home. Talk presented at the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL.
  • Dunn, E. W., *Quoidbach, J., Petrides, K. V., & Mikolajczak, M. (2010). Money giveth, money taketh away: Wealth undermines savoring ability. Talk presented at the meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Las Vegas, NV.
  • *Aknin, L.B., Norton, M. I., Ashton-James, C. E., Nyende, P., Kemeza, I., Dunn, E. W., Biswas-Diener, R. (2010). Is there a feedback loop between prosocial spending and happiness? Evidence from Canada and Uganda. Talk presented at the meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Las Vegas, NV.
  • McConnell, A. R., Dunn, E. W., Austin, S. N., & *Rawn, C. D. (2010). It’s written all over your face (and IAT): Affective forecasting errors. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Dunn, E. W., *Falk, C.F., & Norenzayan, A. (2008). Culture and the importance of expected emotions for decision making. Talk presented at the meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Dunn, E. W., *Aknin, L. B., & Norton, M. I. (2007). Then again, if you spend it right, money can buy happiness. Talk presented at the meeting of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology, Chicago, IL.
  • Dunn, E. W., & Ashton-James, C. E. (2007). On emotional innumeracy: Predicted and actual affective responses to grand scale tragedies. Talk presented at the meeting of the Society for Judgment and Decision-Making, Long Beach, CA.
  • Dunn, E. W., & Ashton-James, C. E. (2007). On emotional innumeracy: Predicted and actual affective responses to grand scale tragedies. Talk presented at the meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Memphis, TN.
  • Dunn, E. W. (2006). Individual differences in emotional time travel. Talk presented at the meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Palm Springs, CA.
  • Dunn, E. W. (2005). Emotional innumeracy: Forecasted and experienced responses to small versus large scale disasters. Talk presented at the annual meeting of the Person Memory Interest Group at the Society of Experimental Social Psychology conference, San Diego, CA.
  • Dunn, E. W., & Clore, J. (2004). New light on mood and stereotyping. Talk presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology, Fort Worth, TX.
  • Dunn, E. W., & Wilson, T. D. (2004). Are strangers as good as lovers?: Misunderstanding the emotional consequences of everyday social interactions. Talk presented at the 5th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Austin, TX.
  • Dunn, E. W., Sinclair, S., & Lowery, B. (2003). The relationship between parental racial attitudes and children’s implicit prejudice. Talk presented at the 15th annual meeting of the American Psychological Society, Atlanta, GA.

Other Refereed Conference Presentations

  • *Weidman, A. C. & Dunn, E. W. (2016). The unsung benefits of material things: Material purchases provide more frequent monetary happiness than experiential purchases. Paper presented at the Society for Psychology Happiness and Well-Being Preconference. San Diego, CA.
  • Proulx, J., *Kostadin, K. & Dunn, E. W. (2016). The smartphone paradox: Relyng on our digitally connected devices for information compromises social connectedness. Poster session presented at the 17th Annual Convention for the Society for the Personality and Social Psychology. San Diego, CA.
  • *Dwyer, R., *Whillans, A. V., Seider, S. C., Chen, B., Savalei, V., Novik, S., Graminga, K. J., Mitchell, B. A., Dickerson, S. S. & Dunn, E. W. (2016). Volunteering, health and happiness. Poster presented at the Happiness and Well-Being Preconference at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. San Diego, CA.
  • *Whillans, A. V., *Weidman, A. C. & Dunn, E. W. (2016). Valuing time over money is associated with greater happiness. Data blitz talk presented at the Happiness Preconference at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. San Diego, CA.
  • *Whillans, A. V., Dunn, E. W. & Norton, M. I. (2016). The benefits and barriers of buying happier time. Data blitz talk presented at the Judgement and Decision Makind Preconference at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. San Diego, CA.
  • *Whillans, A. V., *Weidman, A. C. & Dunn, E. W. (2016). Valuing time over money is associated with greater happiness. Research talk presented at the Society for Consumer Psychology Division of the American Psychological Association. Denver, CO.
  • Human, L.J., *Whillans, A.V., Hoppmann, C., Klumb, P., Dickerson, S.S & Dunn, E.W. (2014). Finding the middle ground: Positive Affect Variability and Daily Cortisol Profiles. Poster presented at the Society for Affective Science in Washington, DC.
  • *Whillans, A.V., & Dunn, E.W. (2014). Thinking about time as money decreases environmental behavior. Poster presented at the Judgment & Decision Making Pre- Conference at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology in Austin, Texas.
  • *Whillans, A.V., *Kushlev, K. & Dunn, E.W. (2013). Harnessing situational attributions to increase social responsibility. Poster presented at the Judgment & Decision Making Pre-Conference at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology in New Orleans.
  • *Whillans, A., *Kushlev, K., &amp Dunn, E. W. (2013). Harnessing situational attributions to increase feelings of social responsibility. Poster presented at the Judgment & Decision Making Pre-Conference at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology in San Diego, CA.
  • *Kushlev, K., Dunn, E. W., & Ashton-James, C. E. (2012). Does affluence impoverish the experience of parenting? Poster presented at the Emotion Preconference at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA.
  • **Whillans, A. V., Aknin, L. B., Dunn, E. W., Norton, M. I & Grant, A. M. (2012). When does spending on others increase happiness? Poster presented at the Judgment and Decision Making Preconference at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA.
  • *Sandstrom, G. M. & Dunn, E. W. (2011). Social interactions and well-being: The surprising power of weak ties. Poster presented at the Emotion Preconference at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, TX.
  • Norton, M., Anik, L., *Aknin, L. B., & Dunn, E. W. (2010). The prosocial workplace: Prosocial spending increases employee satisfaction and job performance. Poster presented at the Behavioral Decision Research in Management Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • *Aknin, L. B., Norton, M.I., & Dunn, E. W. (2010). From wealth to well-being? Money matters, but less than people think. Poster presented at the Society for Consumer Psychology, St. Pete Beach, FL.
  • Norton, M. I., Dunn, E. W., Carney, D. R., & Ariely, D. (2010). The persuasive appeal of stigma. Poster presented at the Academy of Management, Montreal, Canada.
  • Norton, M. I., Anik, L., Dunn, E. W., & *Aknin, L. B. (February, 2010). The benefits of prosocial spending for individuals and organizations. Poster presented at the Society for Consumer Psychology, St. Pete Beach, FL.
  • *Quoidbach, J., & Dunn, E. W. (2010). The price of awesomeness: Evidence for an experience stretching process. Poster presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Las Vegas, NV.
  • *Kushlev, K., Dunn, E. W., Ashton-James, C. E, & *Trudeau, R. (2010). Can parenting make people happy…or at least give them meaning? Poster presented at the Judgment and Decision Making Preconference at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Las Vegas, NV.
  • *Sandstrom, G. M., *Aknin, L. B., Dunn, E. W., Norton, M. I. (2010). Spending money, spending time: Social interaction during interpersonal giving boosts happiness. Poster presented at the Judgment and Decision Making Preconference at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Norton, M. I., *Aknin, L. B., & Dunn, E. W. (2009). Putting the “social” in prosocial spending: Interpersonal giving promotes happiness. Paper presented at the Association for Consumer Research, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • *Aknin, L. B., Dunn, E. W., & Norton, M. I. (2009). From wealth to well-being: Spending money on others promotes happiness. Paper presented at the Interdisciplinary Nineteenth Century Studies Conference, Saratoga Springs, NY.
  • Norton, M. I., Dunn, E.W., & *Aknin, L. B. (2009). From wealth to well-being: Spending money on others promotes happiness. Paper presented at the Society for Consumer Psychology, San Diego, CA.
  • Norton, M. I., Dunn, E. W., Carney, D. R., & Ariely, D. (2009). The persuasive appeal of stigma. Paper presented at the Society for Consumer Psychology, San Diego, CA.
  • Norton, M. I., *Aknin, L. B., & Dunn, E. W. (2009). Putting the “social” in prosocial spending: Interpersonal giving promotes happiness. Poster presented at the Association for Consumer Research, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • *Aknin, L. B., Dunn, E. W., & Norton, M. I. (2009). Happiness runs in a circular motion: Evidence for an upward spiral between happiness and prosocial spending. Poster presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Tampa, FL.
  • Kawakami, K., Karmali, F., Dovidio, J. F., & Dunn, E. W. (2009). Faulty forecasts: Mispredicting affective and behavioral responses to racism. Poster presented at the meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Tampa, FL.
  • Norton, M. I., Dunn, E.W., & *Aknin, L. B. (2009). From wealth to well-being: Spending money on others promotes happiness. Poster presented at the Society for Consumer Psychology, San Diego, CA.
  • Norton, M. I., Dunn, E. W., Carney, D. R., & Ariely, D. (2009). The persuasive appeal of stigma. Poster presented at the Society for Consumer Psychology, San Diego, CA.
  • *Ruby, M. B., Dunn, E. W., Perrino, A. L., & **Gillis, R. (2009). The invisible benefits of exercise. Poster presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Tampa, FL.
  • *Aknin, L. B., Dunn, E. W., & Norton, M. I. (2008). Can money buy happiness? Poster presented at the Society of Personality and Social Psychology, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Anik, L., Norton, M. I., *Aknin, L. B., & Dunn, E. W. (2008). Life really is nasty, brutish, and short – and no one is happy about it. Poster presented at the Society of Personality and Social Psychology, Albuquerque, NM.
  • *Aknin, L. B., Dunn, E. W., & Norton, M. I. (2007). From wealth to well-being: How money can increase happiness. Poster presented at the Judgment and Decision-making Pre-conference at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Memphis, TN.
  • *Aknin, L. B., *Forrin, N. D., Dunn, E. W., & Biesanz, J. C. (2007). Maybe mother does know best: When others predict our future happiness better than we can. Poster presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference, Memphis, TN.
  • *Chin, J. C., & Dunn, E. W. (2007). Focalism as a source of temporal discounting effects. Poster presented at the Judgment and Decision-making Preconference at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Memphis, TN.
    • Received $300 Student Travel Award (funded by NSF).
  • *Falk, C. F., Dunn, E.W., & Norenzayan, A. (2007). Affective forecasting and the value of predicted enjoyment: Decision making in East Asian and Western cultures. Poster presented at the SPSP Annual Cultural Psychology Preconference, Memphis, TN.
  • *Forrin, N. D. & Dunn, E. W. (2007). In defense of having dessert first: The importance of startpoints. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Palm Springs, CA.
  • **Human, L. J., Dunn, E. W., & Biesanz, J. C. (2007). The hidden benefits of Valentine’s: How impressing your partner can improve your mood. Poster presented at the Emotion Pre-conference at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Memphis, TN.
  • *Rawn, C. D. & Dunn, E. W. (2007, January). Affective forecasting when emotions conflict: The utility of measuring gut reactions in addition to thoughtful forecasts. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Memphis, TN.
  • *Forrin, N. A., Dunn, E. W., & Biesanz, J. C. (2006). Sunny disposition or rainy weather: Using dispositional and situational information to make affective forecasts. Poster presented at the Judgment and Decision-making Preconference at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Palm Springs, CA.
    • Received $300 Student Travel Award (funded by NSF).
  • Dunn, E. W., Sinclair, S., & Lowery, B. (2003). The relationship between parental racial attitudes and children’s implicit prejudice. Poster presented at the 4th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Los Angeles, CA.
    • Received SPSP Student Poster Award.
  • Dunn, E. W., Wilson, T. D., & Hale, J. H. (2001). Finding happiness in bricks, sticks, or straw: A longitudinal field study of the durability bias. Poster presented at the 2nd annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, TX.
  • Dunn, E. W., & Spellman, B. A. (2000). Remembering to forget: Stereotype inhibition through the rehearsal of another aspect of identity. Poster presented at the 12th annual meeting of the American Psychological Society, Miami, FL.