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Volume 35, Issue2March/April 2022
March/April 2022: The Science of Behavior Change
What characteristics are associated with the willingness (or ability) to change one's behavior for the better, and what interventions show the most promise for helping them?

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Jennifer L. Eberhardt
Stanford University
APS President 2021 - 2022
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Robert B. Cialdini and Jennifer L. Eberhardt on The 7 Principles of Influence

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    Time to Pay Attention? Information Search Explains Amplified Framing Effects Under Time Pressure Ian D. Roberts, Yi Yang Teoh, and Cendri A. HutchersonPsychological Science Different framing of the same choice problem can lead to different choices, an effect that time pressure can increase. Roberts and colleagues tracked participants’ eye gaze and found that time pressure produced shifts in visual attention toward reward-predictive cues (e.g., in graphics, colors associated with higher gains) that increased framing effects. Their findings were contrary to an influential explanation for the amplification of framing effects in which time pressure leads individuals to rely on automatic emotional responses. Instead, they suggest, time pressure may lead individuals to strategically allocate their attention in an adaptive strategic behavior.

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