Paul Windschitl

Paul Windschitl
Ph.D., Iowa State University, 1996
228 SLP
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Research Interests: 

Optimism / Likelihood judgment
Perceived vulnerability / risk
Social comparison 
Comparative judgment processes

Primary Research Area: 
Social Psychology
Representative Publications: 

Scherer, A. M., Windschitl, P. D., & Smith A., R. (in press). Hope to be right: Biased information seeking following arbitrary and informed predictions. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology

Windschitl, P. D., Conybeare, D., & Krizan, Z. (2008). Direct-comparison judgments: When and why above- and below-average effects reverse. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 137, 182-200.

Windschitl, P. D., Smith, A. R., Rose, J. P., & Krizan, Z. (2010). The desirability bias in predictions: Going optimistic without leaving realism. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Making, 111, 33-47.

Windschitl, P. D., Rose, J. P., Stalkfleet, M., & Smith, A. R. (2008). Are people excessive or judicious in their egocentrism? A modeling approach to understanding bias and accuracy in people's optimism. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 95, 252-273.