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Gilbert, D. T., Pinel, E. C., Wilson, T. D., Blumberg, S. J., & Wheatley, T. (1998). Immune neglect: A source of durability bias in affective forecasting. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 75, 617-638.

  • Featured in R. P. Abelson, K. P. Frey & A. P. Gregg (Eds.) (2003), Experiments with people: Revelations from social psychology. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
  • Reprinted in Gilovich, T., Griffin, D., & Kahneman, D. (Eds.), Heuristics and biases: The psychology of intuitive judgment. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Wilson, T. D., Wheatley, T. P., Meyers, J. M., Gilbert, D. T., & Axsom, D. (2000). Focalism: A source of durability bias in affective forecasting. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 78, 821-836.

  • Reprinted in Hamilton, D. (2004). Social cognition: Key readings. New York: Psychology Press.

Gilbert, D. T., Brown, R. P., Pinel, E. C., & Wilson, T. D. (2000). The illusion of external agency. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 79, 690-700.

Gilbert, D. T., & Wilson, T. D. (2000). Miswanting: Some problems in the forecasting of future affective states. In J. Forgas (Ed.), Thinking and feeling: The role of affect in social cognition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 

  • Reprinted in Axelrod, R. B., Cooper, C. R., & Warrriner, A.M. (2005) Reading criticially, writing well (7th Ed). New York: Bedford/St Martin's Press.
  • Reprinted in S. Lichtenstein & P. Slovic (in press). The construction of preference. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Lieberman, M. D., Ochsner, K. N., Gilbert, D. T., & Schacter, D. L. (2001). Do amnesics exhibit cognitive dissonance reduction? The role of explicit memory and attention in attitude change. Psychological Science, 12, 135-140.

  • Reprinted in J. T. Cacioppo & G. G. Berntson (Eds) (2002). Foundations in social neuroscience. Cambridge: MIT Press.

Wilson, T. D., Meyers, J., & Gilbert, D. T. (2001). Lessons from the past: Do people learn from experience that emotional reactions are short lived? Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 27, 1648-1661.

Gilbert, D. T., & Ebert, J. E. J. (2002). Decisions and revisions: The affective forecasting of changeable outcomes. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 82, 503-514.

Gilbert, D. T., Gill, M. J., & WIlson, T. D. (2002). The future is now: Temporal correction in affective forecasting. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 88, 430-444..

Gilbert, D. T., Pinel, E. C., Wilson, T. D., Blumberg, S. J., & Wheatley, T. P. (2002). Durability bias in affective forecasting. In Gilovich, T., Griffin, D., & Kahneman, D. (Eds.), Heuristics and biases: The psychology of intuitive judgment (pp. 292-312). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Wilson, T. D., Gilbert, D. T., & Centerbar, D. B. (2002). Making sense: The causes of emotional evanescence. In J. Carillo & I. Brocas (Eds.), Economics and psychology (pp. 209-233). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Gilbert, D. T., Driver-Linn, E., & Wilson, T. D. (2002). The trouble with Vronsky: Impact bias in the forecasting of future affective states. In L. F. Barrett & P. Salovey (Eds.), The wisdom in feeling: Psychological processes in emotional intelligence (pp. 114-143). New York: Guilford.

Wilson, T. D., & Gilbert, D. T. (2003). Affective forecasting. In M. Zanna (Ed.), Advances in experimental social psychology, Vol. 35 (pp. 345-411). New York: Elsevier.

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.

Wilson, T. D., Meyers, J., & Gilbert, D. T. (2003). "How happy was I, anyway?" A retrospective impact bias. Social Cognition, 21, 407-432.

Gilbert, D. T., Lieberman, M. D., Morewedge, C. K., & Wilson, T. D. (2004). The peculiar longevity of things not so bad. Psychological Science, 15, 14-19.

  • Featured as "Editor's Choice" in Science (2004), 303, p. 436.

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, 1-12.

Gilbert, D. T., Morewedge, C. K., Risen, J. L., & Wilson, T. D. (2004). Looking forward to looking backward: The misprediction of regret. Psychological Science, 15, 346-350.

Wilson, T. D., Centerbar, D. B., Kermer, D. A., & Gilbert, D. T. (2005). The pleasures of uncertainty: Prolonging positive moods in ways people do not anticipate. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 88, 5-21.

Wilson, T. D. & Gilbert, D. T. (2005). Affective forecasting: Knowing what to want. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 14, 131-134.

  • Reprinted in Kognition & Pædahgogik, 2006, 60, 52-61.
  • Reprinted in H. H. Knoop & J. Lyhne (Red.) (2008), Positiv Psykologi. Denmark: Dansk Psykologisk Forlag.
  • Reprinted in J. B. Ruscher & E. Y. Hammer (Eds.), Current Directions in Social Psychology (2nd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.

Morewedge, C. K., Gilbert, D. T., & Wilson, T. D. (2005).The least likely of times: How remembering the past biases forecasts of the future. Psychological Science, 16, 626-630.

Kermer , D. A., Driver-Linn , E., Wilson , T. D., & Gilbert , D. T. (2006). Loss aversion Is an affective forecasting error. Psychological Science, 17, 649-653.

Gilbert, D. T., & Wilson, T. D. (2007). Prospection: Experiencing the future. Science, 317, 1351-1354.

Kurtz, J. L., Wilson, T. D., & Gilbert. D. T. (2007). Quantity versus uncertainty: When winning one prize is better than winning two. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 43, 979-985.

Morewedge, C. K., Gilbert, D. T., Keysar, B., Berokovits, M. J., & Wilson, T. D. (2007). Mispredicting the hedonic benefits of segregated gains. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 136, 700-709.

Mallett, R. K., Wilson, T. D., & Gilbert, D. T. (2008). Expect the unexpected: Failure to anticipate similarities when predicting the quality of an intergroup interaction. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 94, 265-277.

Caruso, E. M., Gilbert, D. T., & Wilson, T. D. (2008). A wrinkle in time: Asymmetric valuation of past and future events. Psychological Science, 19, 796-801.

Wilson, T. D., & Gilbert, D. T. (2008). Explaining away: A model of affective adaptation. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 3, 370-386.

Kassam, K. S., Gilbert, D. T., Boston, A., & Wilson, T. D. (2008). Future anhedonia and temporal discounting. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 44, 1533-1537.

Koo, M., Algoe, S. B., Wilson, T. D., & Gilbert, D. T. (2008). It’s a wonderful life: Mentally subtracting positive events improves people’s affective states, contrary to their affective forecasts. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 95, 1217-1224.

Carlsmith, K. M., Wilson, T. D., & Gilbert, D. T. (2008). The paradoxical consequences of revenge. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 95, 1316-1324.

Bar-Anan, Y., Wilson, T. D., & Gilbert, D. T. (2009). The feeling of uncertainty intensifies affective reactions. Emotion, 9, 123-127.

Gilbert, D. T., Killingsworth, M. A., Eyre, R. N., & Wilson, T. D. (2009). The surprising power of neighborly advice. Science, 323, 1617-1619.

Golub, S. A., Gilbert, D. T., & Wilson, T. D. (2009). Anticipating one's troubles: The costs and benefits of negative expectations. Emotion, 9, 277-281

Gilbert, D. T., & Wilson, T. D. (2009). Why the brain talks to itself: Sources of error in emotional prediction. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B., 364, 1335-1341.

Morewedge, C. M., Shu, L. L., Gilbert, D. T., & Wilson, T. D. (2009). Bad riddance or good rubbish? Ownership and not loss aversion causes the endowment effect. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 45, 947–951.

Ebert, J. E. J., Gilbert, D. T., & Wilson, T. D. (2009). Forecasting and backcasting: Predicting the impact of events on the future. Journal of Consumer Research, 36, 353-366.

Mitchell, J. P., Schirmer, J., Ames, D. L., & Gilbert. D. T. (in press). Medial prefrontal cortex predicts intertemporal choice. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience.

 

 s o c i a l   p e r c e p t i o n
 
Lord, C. G. & Gilbert, D. T. (1983). The "same-person" heuristic: An attributional procedure based on an assumption about person similarity. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 43, 751-762.

Jones, E. E., Schwartz, J. & Gilbert, D. T. (1983/1984). The perception of moral expectancy violation: The role of expectancy source. Social Cognition, 2, 273-293. 

Gilbert, D. T., & Jones, E. E. (1986). Perceiver-induced constraint: Interpretations of self-generated reality. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 50, 269-280. 

Gilbert, D. T., & Jones, E. E. (1986). Exemplification: The self-presentation of moral character. Journal of Personality, 54, 101-123. 

Gilbert, D. T., Jones, E. E., & Pelham, B. W. (1987). Influence and inference: What the active perceiver overlooks. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 52, 861-870. 

Gilbert, D. T., & Krull, D. S. (1988). Seeing less and knowing more: The benefits of perceptual ignorance. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 54, 193-202. 

Gilbert, D. T., Pelham, B. W., & Krull, D. S. (1988). On cognitive busyness: When person perceivers meet persons perceived. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 54, 733-740. 

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  • Chosen as a "modern classic in social psychology," Psychological Inquiry, 2003, 14, No. 3-4.
  • Top 20 Most Cited Articles in JPSP from 1965-2000 [Quinones-Vidal, Lopez-Garcia, Peneranda-Ortega, & Tortosa-Gil (2004). The nature of social and personality psychology as reflected in JPSP, 1965-2000. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 86, 435-452].
  • Reprinted in Hamilton, D. (2004). Social cognition: Key readings. New York: Psychology Press.

Gilbert, D. T., Krull, D. S., & Pelham, B. W. (1988). Of thoughts unspoken: Social inference and the self-regulation of behavior. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 55, 685-694. 

Gilbert, D. T., & Osborne, R. E. (1989). Thinking backward: Some curable and incurable consequences of cognitive busyness. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 57, 940-949. 

Gilbert, D. T. (1989). Thinking lightly about others: Automatic components of the social inference process. In J. S. Uleman & J. A. Bargh (Eds.), Unintended thought. New York: Guilford. 

Swann, W. B. Jr., Hixon, G. J., Stein-Seroussi, A., & Gilbert, D. T. (1990). The fleeting gleam of praise: Psychological processes underlying reactions to self-relevant information. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 59, 17-26. 

Gilbert, D. T., & Hixon, J. G. (1991). The trouble of thinking: Activation and application of stereotypic beliefs. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 60, 509-517. 

  • Top 20 Most Cited Articles in JPSP from 1965-2000 [Quinones-Vidal, Lopez-Garcia, Peneranda-Ortega, & Tortosa-Gil (2004). The nature of social and personality psychology as reflected in JPSP, 1965-2000. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 86, 435-452].

Gilbert, D. T., McNulty, S. E., Giuliano, T. A., & Benson, J. E. (1992). Blurry words and fuzzy deeds: The attribution of obscure behavior. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 62, 18-25. 

Osborne, R. E., & Gilbert. D. T. (1992). The preoccupational hazards of social life. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 62, 219-228. 

Gilbert, D. T. (1994). Attribution and interpersonal perception. In A. Tesser (Ed.), Advanced social psychology. New York: McGraw Hill. 

Gilbert, D. T., & Malone, P. S. (1995). The correspondence bias. Psychological Bulletin, 117, 21-38. 

  • Reprinted in M.A. Hogg (Ed.) (2002), Sage benchmarks in psychology: Social psychology. New York: Sage.

Gilbert, D. T., Giesler, R. B., & Morris, K. A. (1995). When comparisons arise. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 69, 227-236. 

Gilbert, D. T., & Silvera, D. S. (1996). Overhelping. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 70, 678-690. 

Gilbert, D. T. (1998). Ordinary personology.  In D. T. Gilbert, S. T., Fiske, & G. Lindzey,  (Eds.) The handbook of social psychology (4th edition). New York: McGraw Hill. 

Gilbert, D. T. (1998). Speeding with Ned: A personal view of the correspondence bias. In J. M. Darley & J. Cooper (Eds.), Attribution and social interaction: The legacy of E. E. Jones. Washington, DC: APA Press. 

Gilbert, D. T. (1999). What the mind's not. In S. Chaiken & Y. Trope (Eds.), Dual process theories in social psychology. New York: Guilford. 

Gilbert, D. T., & Gill, M. J. (2000). The momentary realist. Psychological Science, 11, 394-398.

Gilbert, D. T. (2002). Inferential correction. In Gilovich, T., Griffin, D., & Kahneman, D. (Eds.), Heuristics and biases: The psychology of intuitive judgment (pp. 167-184). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Lieberman, M. D., Gaunt, R., Gilbert, D. T., & Trope, Y. (2002). Reflexion and reflection: A social cognitive neuroscience approach to attributional inference. In M. Zanna (Ed.), Advances in experimental social psychology, Vol. 34 (pp. 199-249). New York: Elsevier.

Gilbert, D. T., Pelham. B.W., & Krull, D. S. (2003). The psychology of good ideas. Psychological Inquiry, 14, 258-260.

Kassam, K. S., Gilbert, D. T., Swencionis, J. K, & Wilson, T. D. (2009). Misconceptions of memory: The Scooter Libby effect. Psychological Science, 20, 551-552.

 

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Gilbert, D. T., Krull, D. S. & Malone, P. S. (1990). Unbelieving the unbelievable: Some problems in the rejection of false information. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 59, 601-613. 

Gilbert, D. T. (1991). How mental systems believe. American Psychologist, 46, 107-119. 

  • Featured in R. P. Abelson, K. P. Frey & A. P. Gregg (Eds.) (2003), Experiments with people: Revelations from social psychology. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Gilbert, D. T. (1992). Assent of man: Mental representation and the control of belief. In D. M. Wegner & J. Pennebaker (Eds.), The handbook of mental control. New York: Prentice-Hall. 

Gilbert, D. T., Tafarodi, R. W., & Malone, P. S. (1993). You can't not believe everything you read. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 65, 221-233. 

 

 o t h e r    t o p i c s
 

Darley, J. M. & Gilbert, D. T. (1985). Social psychological aspects of environmental psychology.  In G. Lindzey & E. Aronson (Eds.)  The handbook of social psychology (3rd edition).Volume II. Reading, MA: Addison Wesley. 

Gilbert, D. T., & Cooper. J.  (1985). Social psychological strategies of self-deception. In M. Martin (Ed.), Self-deception and self-understanding: New essays in philosophy and psychology. Lawrence, KA: University of Kansas Press. 

Gilbert, D. T. (1997). Edward Ellsworth Jones. In P. H. Marks (Ed.), Luminaries: Princeton faculty remembered.  Lawrenceville, NJ: Princeton Academic Press. 

Wilson, T. D., Gilbert, D. T., & Wheatley, T. (1998). Protecting our minds: The role of lay beliefs. In V. Yzerbyt, G. Lories, & B. Dardenne (Eds.), Metacognition: Cognitive and social dimensions. New York: Sage. 

Gilbert, D. T. (1999). Social cognition. In R. Wilson & F, Keil (Eds.), The MIT Encyclopedia of the Cognitive Sciences. Cambridge: MIT Press. 

Gilbert, D. T. (2000). Edward Ellsworth Jones. In A. E. Kazdin (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Psychology. Washington, DC: APA Press. 

Wegner, D. M., & Gilbert, D. T. (2000). Social psychology—The science of human experience. In H. Bless & J. P. Forgas (Eds.), The message within: The role of subjective experience in social cognition and behavior. Philadelphia, PA: Psychology Press.

Gilbert, D. T. (2002). Are psychology's tribes ready to form a nation? Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 6, 3.

Gilbert, D. T. (2007). Edward Ellsworth Jones. In International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences (2nd Edition).

 

 p o p u l a r   m e d i a
 

Gilbert, D. T. (2005). Four more years of happiness. The New York Times. January 20.

Gilbert, D. T. (2005). The vagaries of religious experience, Edge.org, September 27.

Gilbert, D. T. (2006). Shall I compare thee to a summer's sausage? Forbes.com. February 14.

Gilbert, D. T. (2006). I'm okay, you're biased. The New York Times. April 16.

Gilbert, D. T. (2006). The spice of life. National Public Radio's All Things Considered. May 12.

Gilbert, D. T. (2006). Does fatherhood make you happy? Time. June 19.

Gilbert, D. T. (2006). If only gay sex caused global warming. Los Angeles Times, July 2.

Gilbert, D. T. (2006). He who cast the first stone probably didn't. New York Times, July 24.

Gilbert, D. T. (2006). The way I see it. Starbucks.

Gilbert, D. T., & Buckner, R. (2007). Time travel in the brain. Time.

Gilbert, D. T. (2007). Compassionate commercialism. New York Times, March 25.

Gilbert, D. T. (2009). What you don't know makes you nervous, New York Times, May 21.

 

 b o o k s
 

Gilbert, D. T., Fiske, S. T., & Lindzey, G. (Eds.) (1998). The handbook of social psychology (4th edition). New York: McGraw Hill. 

Fiske, S. T., Gilbert, D. T., & Lindzey, G. (Eds.) (2010). The handbook of social psychology (5th edition). New York: Wiley

.Gilbert, D. T. (Ed.) (2003). The selected works of Edward E. Jones. New York: Wiley.

Gilbert, D. T. (2006). Stumbling on happiness. New York: Knopf.

Schacter, D. L, Gilbert, D. T., & Wegner, D. M. Psychology. New York: Worth: 1st edition 2009, Brief edition 2009, 2nd edition 2010.

 

 s c i e n c e   f i c t i o n
 

Gilbert, D. T. (1979). Unfortunately the large number of alternate realities on hand does not permit us time for personal comment. Pandora, 1 (3), p. 24. 

Gilbert, D. T. (1980). Visions of Diana. Amazing Stories, 27 (8), p. 44. 

Gilbert, D. T. (1980). The essence of Grunk. Questar, 2 (4), p. 46. 

Gilbert, D. T. (1981). Zinsky's vacation. Questar, 3 (2), p. 25. 

Gilbert, D. T. (1982). Kokomu. In F. Saberhagen (Ed.), Pawn to infinity. New York: Ace Books. 

Gilbert, D. T. (1982). The meat box. In A. Ryan (Ed.), Perpetual Light. New York: Warner Books. 

Gilbert, D. T. (1982). In the land of the unfunny. Oracle, 1 (1), p. 11. 

Gilbert, D. T. (1983). Woman in the designer genes. In A. Davidson (Ed.), Magic for sale. New York: Ace Books. 

Gilbert, D. T. (1984). In the specimen jar. Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, 8 (8), p. 117.