Neal Roese

  • 4177 Citations
1991 …2019
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Professor Roese is a globally recognized theorist and expert in the psychology of judgment and decision-making. His research examines basic cognitive processes underlying choice, focusing on how people think about decision options, make predictions about the future, and revise understandings of the past.

He is widely recognized as a leading expert on hindsight bias, counterfactual thinking, and the emotion of regret, and his 2005 book If Only summarized research and insights from the scholarly study of emotion and decision bias.

Education/Academic qualification

Social Psychology, PhD, University of Western Ontario

… → 1993

Social Psychology, MA, University of Manitoba

… → 1990

Psychology, BSc, University of British Columbia

… → 1987

Research interests

  • Consumer decision-making
  • Group decision-making
  • Intergroup behavior
  • Psychology

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Grants 2011 2012

Research Output 1991 2019

Body camera footage leads to lower judgments of intent than dash camera footage

Turner, B. L., Caruso, E. M., Dilich, M. A. & Roese, N., Jan 22 2019, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 116, 4, p. 1201-1206 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Empirical Research
Public Policy
4 Citations (Scopus)

Do episodic counterfactual thoughts focus on controllable action? The role of self-initiation

Roese, N., Smallman, R. & Epstude, K., Nov 1 2017, In : Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. 73, p. 14-23 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

27 Citations (Scopus)

The Functional Theory of Counterfactual Thinking: New Evidence, New Challenges, New Insights

Roese, N. & Epstude, K., Jan 1 2017, Advances in Experimental Social Psychology. Academic Press Inc., p. 1-79 79 p. (Advances in Experimental Social Psychology; vol. 56).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Behavioral Medicine
Clinical Psychology
Social Psychology
10 Citations (Scopus)

Prefactual thoughts: Mental simulations about what might happen

Epstude, K., Scholl, A. & Roese, N., Mar 1 2016, In : Review of General Psychology. 20, 1, p. 48-56 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

10 Citations (Scopus)

Dual payoff scenario warnings on credit card statements elicit suboptimal payoff decisions

Hershfield, H. E. & Roese, N., Jan 1 2015, In : Journal of Consumer Psychology. 25, 1, p. 15-27 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Public Policy
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