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Walker, J., Risen, J. L., Gilovich, T., & Thaler, R. (in press). Sudden-death aversion: Avoiding superior options because they feel riskier. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. [Download]

Tian, D., Schroeder, J., Haubl, G., Risen, J. L., Norton, M. I., & Gino, F. (in press). Enacting rituals to improve self-control. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. [Download]

Woolley, K., & Risen, J. L. (in press). Closing your eyes to follow your heart: Avoiding information to protect a strong intuitive preference. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. [Download]

Steinmetz, J., Christian, B., & Risen, J. L. (in press). Mental simulation of visceral states affects preferences and behavior. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. [Download]

Hobson, N. M., Schroeder, J., Risen, J. L., Xygalatas, D., & Inzlicht, M. (2017). The psychology of rituals: An integrative review and process-based framework. Personality and Social Psychology Review. [Download]

Walco, D., & Risen, J. L. (2017). The empirical case for acquiescing to intuition. Psychological Science. [Download]

Risen, J. L. (2017). Acquiescing to intuition: Believing what we know isn’t so. Social and Personality Psychology Compass. [Download]

Brooks, A. W., Schroeder, J., Risen, J. L., Gino, F., Galinsky, A. D., Norton, M. I., Schweitzer, M. E. (2016). Don't stop believing: Rituals improve performance by decreasing anxiety. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 137, 71-85. [Download]

Risen, J. L. (2016). Believing what we don't believe: Acquiescence to superstitious beliefs and other powerful intuitions. Psychological Review, 123, 183-207. [Download]

Schroeder, J., & Risen, J. L. (2016). Befriending the enemy: Outgroup friendship longitudinally predicts intergroup attitudes in a co-existence program for Israelis and Palestinians. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 19, 72-93. [Download]

Zhang, Y., & Risen, J. L. (2014). Embodied motivation: Using a goal systems framework to understand the preference for social and physical warmth. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 107, 965-977. [Download]

Critcher, C. R., & Risen, J. L. (2014). If he can do it, so can they: Incidental exposure to counterstereotypically-successful exemplars promotes automatic inferences. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 106, 359 -379. [Download]

Zhang, Y., Risen, J. L., & Hosey, C. (2013). Reversing one's fortune by pushing away bad luck. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. [Download]

Converse, B. A., Risen, J. L., & Carter, T. J. (2012). Investing in Karma: When wanting promotes helping. Psychological Science, 23, 923-930. [Download]

Risen, J. L., & Critcher, C. R. (2011). Visceral fit: While in a visceral state, associated states of the world seem more likely. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 100, 777-793. [Download]

  • Selected as Editors' Choice by Science (April 2011)

Risen, J. L. & Chen, M. K. (2010). How to study choice-induced attitude change: Strategies for fixing the free-choice paradigm. Personality and Social Psychology Compass, 4, 1151-1164. [Download]

Chen, M. K., & Risen, J. L. (2010). How choice affects and reflects preferences: Revisiting the free-choice paradigm. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 99, 573-594. [Download]

Hove, M. J., & Risen, J. L. (2009). It's all in the timing: Interpersonal synchrony increases affiliation. Social Cognition, 27, 949-961. [Download]

Chen, M. K., & Risen, J. L. (2009). Is choice a reliable predictor of choice?  A comment on Sagarin and Skowronski. Journal of Experimental and Social Psychology, 45, 425-427. [Download]

Risen, J. L., & Gilovich, T. (2008).  Why people are reluctant to tempt fate. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 95, 293-307. [Download]

Risen, J. L., & Gilovich, T. (2007). Another look at why people are reluctant to exchange lottery tickets. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 93, 12-22. [Download]

Risen, J. L., & Gilovich, T., Dunning, D. (2007). One-shot illusory correlations and stereotype formation.  Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 33, 1492-1502. [Download]

Risen, J. L., & Gilovich, T. (2007). Target and observer differences in the acceptance of questionable apologies. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 92, 418-433. [Download]

Risen, J. L., & Gilovich, T. (2007). Informal logical fallacies.  In R. J. Sternberg, H. Roediger III, & D. Halpern (Eds.), Critical Thinking in Psychology (pp. 110-130). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.[Download]

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

Under Review or Revision

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Hosey, C., & Risen, J. L. Moralizing goals enhances goal commitment and pursuit.

Kim, T., Sezer, O., Schroeder, J., Risen, J. L., Gino, F., & Norton, M. I. Group rituals improve social coordination and effort.

Schroeder, J., & Risen, J. L., Gino, F., & Norton, M. I. Handshaking promotes cooperative dealmaking.

Woolley, K., Risen, J. L., McGill, A. L. Word-of-mouth for deal purchases: Signaling competence while saving money.


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