My research interests focus on the situated,embodied, and constructive nature of human judgment, broadly conceived, including the interplay of feeling and thinking, the role of conversational processes in reasoning, and the cognitive and communicative underpinnings of self-reports of attitudes and behaviors. I address these conceptual issues in different content domains, including public opinion, consumer behavior, and well-being. A more detailed description and selected papers are available on my home page.
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- Kahneman, D., Diener, E., & Schwarz, N. (1999). Well-being: The foundations of hedonic psychology. New York: Russell Sage. (Paperback edition, 2003)
- Drolet, A., Yoon, C., & Schwarz, N. (Eds.). (2010). The aging consumer: Perspectives from psychology and economics. New York: Routledge.
- Wittenbrink, B., & Schwarz, N. (Eds.). (2007). Implicit measures of attitudes. New York: Guilford Press.
- Park, D. C., & Schwarz, N. (Eds.). (2000). Cognitive aging: A primer. Philadelphia, PA: Psychology Press.
- Sudman, S., Bradburn, N., & Schwarz, N. (1996). Thinking about answers: The application of cognitive processes to survey methodology. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
- Schwarz, N. (1996). Cognition and communication: Judgmental biases, research methods, and the logic of conversation. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.
- Lee, S. W. S., & Schwarz, N. (2011). Wiping the slate clean: Psychological consequences of physical cleansing. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 20(5), 307-311.
- Lee, S. W. S., & Schwarz, N. (2010, May 7). Washing away postdecisional dissonance. Science, 328, 709.
- Schwarz, N., Sanna, L., Skurnik, I., & Yoon, C. (2007). Metacognitive experiences and the intricacies of setting people straight: Implications for debiasing and public information campaigns. Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, 39, 127-161.
- Schwarz, N. (2007). Attitude construction: Evaluation in context. Social Cognition, 25, 638-656.
- Kahneman, D., Krueger, A., Schkade, D., Schwarz, N., & Stone, A. (2006). Would you be happier if you were richer? A focusing illusion. Science, 132, 1908-1910.
- Schwarz, N. (2004). Meta-cognitive experiences in consumer judgment and decision making. Journal of Consumer Psychology, 14, 332-348.
- Kahneman, D., Krueger, A. B., Schkade, D., Schwarz, N., & Stone, A. A. (2004). A survey method for characterizing daily life experience: The Day Reconstruction Method. Science, 306, 1776-1780.
- Reber, R., Schwarz, N., & Winkielman, P. (2004). Processing fluency and aesthetic pleasure: Is beauty in the perceiver's processing experience? Personality and Social Psychology Review, 8, 364-382.
- Schwarz, N., & Clore, G. L. (2003). Mood as information: 20 years later. Psychological Inquiry, 14, 296-303.
- Schwarz, N. (1999). Self-reports: How the questions shape the answers. American Psychologist, 54, 93-105.
- Attitudes and Social Judgment
- Emotion and Cognition
- Research Methods
- Social Cognition
- Survey Measurement
Institute for Social Research
University of Michigan
P.O. Box 1248
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1248
- Phone: (734) 272-4677
- Fax: (734) 647-3652
- Skype Name: norbert.schwarz