Journal Articles

Converse, B. A., Hancock, P., Klotz, L. E., Clarens, A. F., & Adams, G. S. (2020). If humans design the planet: A call for psychological scientists to engage with climate engineering. Forthcoming at American Psychologist. [Preprint]

Converse, B. A., Juarez, L., Hennecke, M. (2019). Self-control and the reasons behind our goalsJournal of Personality and Social Psychology, 116, 860-883. [OSF Preprint] [SOM]

Converse, B. A. & Dennis, P. J. (2018). The role of “prominent numbers” in open numerical judgment: Strained decision makers choose from a limited set of accessible numbersOrganizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 147, 94-107. [SOM]

Hennecke, M. & Converse, B. A. (2017). Next week, next month, next year: How perceived temporal boundaries affect initiation expectationsSocial Psychological and Personality Science, 8, 918-926. [SOM] [OSF Preprint]

Caruso, E. M., Burns, Z. C., & Converse, B. A. (2016). Slow motion increases perceived intent. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 113, 9250-9255. [SOM] [NYT Op-Ed]

Converse, B. A., & Reinhard, D. A. (2016). On rivalry and goal pursuit: Shared competitive history, legacy concerns, and strategy selectionJournal of Personality and Social Psychology, 110, 191-213.

Maloney, E. A., Converse, B. A., Gibbs, C. R., Levine, S. C., & Beilock, S. L. (2015). Jump-starting early childhood education at home: Early learning, parent motivation, and public policyPerspectives on Psychological Science, 10, 727-732. 

Converse, B. A., Risen, J. L., & Carter, T. J. (2012). Investing in karma: When wanting promotes helping. Psychological Science23, 923-930.

Converse, B. A. & Fishbach, A. (2012). Instrumentality boosts appreciation: Helpers are more appreciated while they are usefulPsychological Science, 23, 560-566.

Sackett, A. M., Meyvis, T., Nelson, L. D., Converse, B. A., & Sackett, A. L. (2010). You’re having fun when time flies: The hedonic consequences of subjective time progressionPsychological Science21, 111-117.

Epley, N., Converse, B. A., Delbosc, A., Monteleone, G., & Cacioppo, J. T. (2009). Believers’ estimates of God’s beliefs are more egocentric than estimates of other people’s beliefsProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences106, 21533-21538. 

Converse, B. A., Lin, S., Keysar, B., & Epley, N. (2008). In the mood to get over yourself: Mood affects theory-of-mind useEmotion8, 725-730. 

Keysar, B., Converse, B. A., Wang, J., & Epley, N. (2008). Reciprocity is not give and take: Asymmetric reciprocity to positive and negative acts.  Psychological Science19, 1280-1286.

Other Publications 

Converse, B. A. & Hennecke, M. (2016). Why we think we can keep those New Year’s resolutionsScientific American, Mind Guest Blog.

Caruso, E. M., Burns, Z. C., & Converse, B. A. (2016). The problem with slow motionThe New York Times, p. SR10.

Converse, B. A. (2011). How social psychology is liberating leadership from the great-person moldVirginia Policy ReviewV

Fishbach, A. & Converse, B. A. (2011). Identifying and battling temptation. In K. D. Vohs & R. F. Baumeister (Eds.), Handbook of Self-Regulation: Research, Theory, and Applications, 2nd Edition, (pp. 244-262), Guilford.

Fishbach, A. & Converse, B. A. (2010). Walking the line between goals and temptations: Asymmetric effects of counteractive control.  In R. R. Hassin, K. Ochsner, and Y. Trope (Eds.).  Self Control in Society, Mind, and Brain, (pp. 289-407), Oxford University Press.  

Converse, B. A. & Epley, N.  (2008). Egocentrism. In N. J. Salkind (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Educational Psychology. Sage Publications.

Selected Media Coverage

Goal Initiation … UVa Today |

Slow-Mo … | NPR | Washington Post | LA Times BBC | UVa Today |

Rivalry … | Wall Street Journal | BPS Digest | UVa Today |

Karma … | Huffington Post | Scientific American | Atlantic |  

Time … NYT | NPRScientific American | BBC |

Religion …  | USNews | Futurity |

Self Control … | Psychology Today |

Teaching … |Teaching Award | YALI | Teaching Leadership|

Benjamin A. Converse | Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy
Department of Psychology, University of Virginia.