Neal Roese

  • 4471 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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Research Output

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

Turner, B. L., Caruso, E. M., Dilich, M. A. & Roese, N. J., 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
  • 4 Scopus citations

    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

  • 5 Scopus citations

    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

  • 44 Scopus citations

    Prefactual thoughts: Mental simulations about what might happen

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

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 13 Scopus citations

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

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

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 11 Scopus citations