Ashley Whillans – CV
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Publications (* = advisee, ** = equal author)
Whillans, A.V., *Hope, S., *Wylie, L., *Zhao, B., Souza, M.J. (in press). An intervention to improve student engagement and academic success at research focused universities. Teaching of Psychology.
Whillans, A.V. & Chen, F.S. (2017). When social media undermines social connection. Personality and Individual Differences. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2017.03.043
Whillans, A.V., Seider, S.C., *Dwyer, R., *Chen, L., Novick, S., *Graminga, K.J., *Mitchell, B.A., Savalei, V., Dickerson, S.S., & Dunn, E.W. (2017). Does volunteering improve well-being and physical health? Comprehensive Results in Social Psychology.
Whillans, A.V., Caruso, E.M., Dunn, E.W. (2017). Both selfishness and generosity start with the self: How wealth shapes responses to charitable appeals. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.
Whillans, A.V., *Wispinski, N., & Dunn, E.W. (2016). Seeing wealth as a responsibility enhances perceptions of taxation. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization.
Whillans, A.V., Weidman, A.C., & Dunn, E.W. (2016). Valuing time over money is associated with greater happiness. Social Psychological & Personality Science.
Whillans, A.V., Dunn, E.W., Sandstrom, G., Dickerson, S.S., & Madden, K.M. (2016). Is spending money on others good for your heart? Health Psychology.
Human, L.J., Whillans, A.V., Hoppman, C., Klumb, P., Dickerson, S.S., & Dunn, E.W. (2015). Finding the middle ground: Curvilinear associations between positive affect variability and daily cortisol profiles. Emotion.
Whillans, A.V., & Dunn, E.W. (2015). Thinking about time as money decreases environmental behavior. Organizational Behavior & Human Decision Processes.
Aknin, L. B., Dunn, E.W., Whillans, A.V., Grant, A. M., & Norton, M. I. (2013). Making a difference matters: Impact unlocks the emotional benefits of charitable giving. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization.
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Manuscripts Under Review:
Smeets, P., Whillans, A.V., Bekkers, R. & Norton, M.I. (Submitted). Control over time predicts happiness among millionaires.
Whillans, A.V., *Christie, C., *Cheung, S., Jordan, A.H., & Chen, F.S. (Submitted). From misperception to social connection: Correlates and consequences of overestimating others’ social connectedness.
Selected Working Papers:
Whillans, A.V., Caruso, E.M., Goswami, I., & Dunn, E.W. From wealth to generosity: Agentic appeals catalyze giving in the field.
Whillans, A.V. & Dunn, E.W. Valuing time over money is associated with social connection.
Whillans, A.V., Dunn, E.W., Norton, M.I. Buying time promotes happiness.
Whillans, A.V., Dunn, E.W., & Norton, M.I. Reminders of future busyness encourage participation in the sharing economy.
Whillans, A.V., Jordan, A.H., Chen, F.S. A conceptual framework to understand when, how, and for whom worse-than-average beliefs have long-term benefits.
Policy/Practitioner Relevant Papers:
Whillans, A.V. (2016). A brief introduction to the science of fundraising. White paper, Council for Advancement and Support of Education.
Boese, G.T., MacDonald, B.M., & Whillans, A.V. (2015). From giving to giving well: Encouraging impactful donation decisions. Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, Conference Proceedings.
Whillans, A.V. & Chen, F.S. Jordan, A.H. (2014). Misperception to connection: How social misperceptions influence the friendship formation and well-being of first-year UBC students. Technical Report for the UBC VP-Office of Students.
Selected Non-Referred Publications:
Whillans, A.V. (2016). Does being wealthy make you more charitable? The Conversation.
**Dunn, E.W. & **Whillans, A.V. (2015). Give, if you know what’s good for you. The New York Times.
Whillans, A.V. (2015). Spending money on others is good for your heart. The Conversation. Viewed 250,000 times. Selected republications include The Washington Post and The World Economic Forum.
Whillans, A.V. (2014). Counting seconds & cents: The psychological consequences of time and money. Character & Context, Society for Personality & Social Psychology.