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.
- 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 casually improve well-being? 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.
Manuscripts Under Review:
- Smeets, P., Whillans, A.V., Bekkers, R. & Norton, M.I. (Submitted). Control over time predicts inequality in life satisfaction between millionaires and the general population.
- Whillans, A.V., *Christie, C., *Cheung, S., Jordan, A.H., & Chen, F.S. (Invited Revision). From misperception to social connection: Correlates and consequences of overestimating others’ social connectedness.
- Whillans, A.V., Dunn, E.W., Norton, M.I. (Invited Revision). Buying time promotes happiness.
Selected Working Papers (Available Upon Request):
- 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 promotes social connection.
- 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., Dunn, E.W., Caruso, E.M. (2017). How to get the wealthy to donate. The New York Times.
- 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.