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  • Persuasion and Pragmatics: An Empirical Test of the Guru Effect Model 

    Martin, Jordan S.; Summerville, Amy; Wickline, Virginia B.
    Decades of research have investigated the complex role of source credibility in attitude persuasion. Current theories of persuasion predict that when messages are thoughtfully scrutinized, argument strength will tend to ...
  • Some unwritten rules of graduate school, written down 

    Summerville, Amy
    An informal set of of advice, expectations, and “unwritten rules” slightly modified from a version for graduate students in my lab that I prepared for 2 incoming students in the fall of 2017. (The version they got included ...
  • The Regret Elements Scale: Distinguishing the affective and cognitive components of regret 

    Buchanan, Joshua; Summerville, Amy; Lehmann, Jennifer; Reb, Jochen
    Regret is one of the most common emotions, but researchers generally measure it in an ad-hoc, unvalidated fashion. Three studies outline the construction and validation of the Regret Elements Scale (RES), which distinguishes ...
  • Functions of personal experience and of expression of regret 

    Summerville, Amy; Buchanan, Joshua
    Although learning and preparing for future behavior are well-established functions of regret, social functions have been largely ignored. We suggest a new model of the functions of regret, the Privately Experienced versus ...
  • How far to the road not taken? The effect of psychological distance on counterfactual direction. 

    Rim, SoYon; Summerville, Amy
    Upward and downward counterfactuals serve the distinct motivational functions of selfimprovement and self-enhancement, respectively. Drawing on construal level theory, which contends that increasing psychological distance ...
  • Psuedo-dyadic "interaction" on Amazon's Mechanical Turk 

    Summerville, Amy; Chartier, Christopher (2014-09-17)
    Psychological researchers have begun to utilize Amazon’s Mechanical Turk (MTurk) marketplace as a participant pool. Although past work has established that MTurk is well suited to examining individual behavior, pseudo-dyadic ...
  • Counterfactual-seeking: The scenic overlook of the road not taken 

    Summerville, Amy (2011-07-25)
    Decision-makers faced with an opportunity to learn the outcome of a foregone alternative must balance anticipated regret, should that information be unfavorable, with the potential benefits of this information in reducing ...
  • Regret and behavior: comment on Zeelenberg and Pieters 

    Roese, Neal J.; Summerville, Amy; Fessel, Florian (2011-05-04)
    Zeelenberg and Pieter's (2007) regret regulation theory 1.0 offers a synthesis that brings together concepts spanning numerous literatures. We have no substantive disagreement with their theory, but instead offer 3 ...
  • Rush of regret: a longitudinal analysis of naturalistic regrets 

    Summerville, Amy (2011-04-07)
    The current research examines immediate regrets occurring at the time of a meaningful life outcome to better understand influences on real-life regrets. This research used a longitudinal approach to examine both initial ...
  • Repetitive regret, depression, and anxiety: findings from a nationally representative survey 

    Roese, Neal J.; Epstude, Kai; Fessel, Florian; Morrison, Mike; Smallman, Rachel; Summerville, Amy; Galinsky, Adam D.; Segerstrom, Suzanne (2011-04-07)
    Past research has established a connection between regret (negative emotions connected to cognitions about how past actions might have achieved better outcomes) and both depression and anxiety. in the present ...
  • Multi-measure investigation of the divergence of implicit and explicit consumer evaluations 

    Summerville, Amy; Hsieh, Brendon; Harrington, Nick (2011-02-07)
    This research extends findings that implicit and explicit attitudes may diverge to a consumer evaluation task using multiple measures of implicit evaluation: Evaluative Movement Assessment (EMA; Brendl, Markman, & Messner, ...
  • Dare to compare: fact-based versus simulation-based comparison in daily life 

    Summerville, Amy; Roese, Neal J. (2011-02-07)
    We examined the relative frequency of social, counter factual, past-temporal, and future-temporal comparison in daily life using an experience-sampling method, in which participants were randomly prompted to record thought ...
  • Self-report measures of individual differences in regulatory focus: a cautionary note 

    Summerville, Amy; Roese, Neal J. (2011-02-07)
    Regulatory focus theory distinguishes between two independent structures of strategic inclination, promotion versus prevention. However, the theory implies two potentially independent definitions of these inclinations, the ...
  • Praise for regret: people value regret above other negative emotions 

    Saffrey, Colleen; Summerville, Amy; Roese, Neal J. (2011-02-07)
    What do people think about the emotion of regret? Recent demonstrations of the psychological benefits of regret have been framed against an assumption that most people find regret to be aversive, both when experienced ...
  • What we regret most . . . and why 

    Roese, Neal J.; Summerville, Amy (2011-02-07)
    Which domains in life produce the greatest potential for regret, and what features of those life domains explain why? Using archival and laboratory evidence, the authors show that greater perceived opportunity within ...

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