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Joseph Simmons

Associate Professor

Research Interests: judgment and decision making, experimental methods, consumer behavior

Links: CV, Data Colada Blog


  • Uri Simonsohn, Leif D. Nelson, Joseph Simmons (2013), P-Curve: A Key to the File Drawer, Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, Forthcoming.
  • Joseph Simmons, Cade Massey (2012), Is Optimism Real?, Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 141 (November), 630 - 634.    Abstract  Related Materials
  • Leif D. Nelson, Joseph Simmons, Uri Simonsohn (2012), Let's Publish Fewer Papers, Psychological Inquiry, 23 (3), 291 - 293.
  • Jeff Galak, Leif D. Nelson, Robyn A. LeBoeuf, Joseph Simmons (2012), Correcting the Past: Failures To Replicate Psi, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 103 (6), 933 - 948.  Abstract  Related Materials
  • Joseph Simmons, Leif D. Nelson, Uri Simonsohn (2011), False-Positive Psychology: Undisclosed Flexibility in Data Collection and Analysis Allows Presenting Anything As Significant, Psychological Science, 22 (November), 1359 - 1366.  Abstract
  • Joseph Simmons, Leif D. Nelson, Jeff Galak, Shane Frederick (2011), Intuitive Biases in Choice vs. Estimation: Implications for the Wisdom of Crowds, Journal of Consumer Research, 38 (June), 1 - 15.    Abstract
  • Cade Massey, Joseph Simmons, David A. Armor (2011), Hope Over Experience: Desirability and the Persistence of Optimism, Psychological Science, 22 (February), 274 - 281.    Abstract
  • Joseph Simmons, Robyn A. LeBoeuf, Leif D. Nelson (2010), The Effect of Accuracy Motivation on Anchoring and Adjustment: Do People Adjust from Provided Anchors?, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 99 (December), 917 - 932.    Abstract
  • Robyn A. LeBoeuf, Joseph Simmons (2010), Branding Alters Attitude Functions and Reduces the Advantage of Function-Matching Persuasive Appeals, Journal of Marketing Research, 47 (July), 348 - 360.    Abstract
  • Leif D. Nelson, Joseph Simmons (2009), On Southbound Ease and Northbound Fees: Literal Consequences of the Metaphoric Link between Vertical Position and Cardinal Direction, Journal of Marketing Research, 46 (December), 715 - 724.    Abstract
  • Jason Riis, Joseph Simmons, Geoffrey P. Goodwin (2008), Preferences for Enhancement Pharmaceuticals: The Reluctance to Enhance Fundamental Traits, Journal of Consumer Research, 35 (October), 495 - 508.    Abstract
  • Leif D. Nelson, Joseph Simmons (2007), Moniker Maladies: When Names Sabotage Success, Psychological Science, 18 (December), 1106 - 1112.    Abstract
  • Joseph Simmons, Deborah A. Prentice (2006), Pay Attention! Attention to the Primes Increases Attitude Assessment Accuracy, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 42 (November), 784 - 791.    Abstract
  • Joseph Simmons, Leif D. Nelson (2006), Intuitive Confidence: Choosing Between Intuitive and Nonintuitive Alternatives, Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 135 (August), 409 - 428.    Abstract
  • Uri Hasson, Joseph Simmons, Alexander Todorov (2005), Believe It or Not: On the Possibility of Belief Suspension, Psychological Science, 16 (July), 566 - 571.    Abstract
  • Penny S. Visser, Jon A. Krosnick, Joseph Simmons (2003), Distinguishing the Cognitive and Behavioral Consequences of Attitude Importance and Certainty: A Test of the Common-factor Model of Attitude Strength, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 39 (March), 118 - 141.    Abstract