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Journal Articles

Hackel, L. M., Kalkstein, D. A., & Mende-Siedlecki, P. (2023). Simplifying social learning. Trends in Cognitive Science. PDF

Hackel, L. M., & Kalkstein, D. A. (2023). Social concepts simplify complex reinforcement learning. Psychological Science.  PDF

Kalkstein, D. A.*, Hook, C. J.*, Hard, B. M., & Walton, G. M. (2023). Social norms govern what behaviors come to mind—and what do not. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 124, 1203-1229. PDF

*Equal author contribution

Kalkstein, D. A., & Trope, Y. (2023). Psychological closeness and concrete construal may underlie high-fidelity social emulation. Behavioral and Brain Sciences. [Commentary] PDF

Kalkstein, D. A., De Lima, F., Brady, S. T., Rozek, C. S., Johnson, E. H., & Walton, G. M. (2022). Defaults are not a panacea: Distinguishing between default effects on choices and on outcomes. Behavioural Public Policy, 1-16. PDF

Sanchez, K. L., Kalkstein, D. A., & Walton, G. M. (2021). A threatening opportunity: The prospect of conversations about race-related experiences between Black and White friends. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. PDF

Kalkstein, D. A., Hackel, L. M., & Trope, Y. (2020). Person-centered cognition: The presence of people in a visual scene promotes relational reasoning. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 90.  PDF

Kalkstein, D. A., Bosch, D. A., & Kleiman, T. (2020). The contrast diversity effect: Increasing the diversity of counter-examples increases generalization from a single item. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 46, 296-315.  PDF

Bragg, M. A., Miller, A. N., Kalkstein, D. A., Elbel, B., & Roberto, C. A. (2019). Evaluating the influence of racially targeted food and beverage advertisements on Black and White adolescents’ perceptions and preferences. Appetite, 140, 41-49.

Kalkstein, D. A., Hubbard, A. D., & Trope, Y. (2018). Beyond direct reference: Comparing the present to the past promotes abstract processing. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 147, 933-938.  PDF

Kalkstein, D. A., Kleiman, T., Wakslak, C. J., Liberman, N. & Trope, Y. (2016). Social learning across psychological distance. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 110, 1-19.  PDF

Jost, J. T., Stern, C., & Kalkstein, D. A. (2012). What’s so insidious about “peace, love, and understanding”? A system justification perspective. Behavioral and Brain Sciences. [Commentary]

Book Chapters

Kalkstein, D. A. & Fujita, K. (in press). Temptation. In K. Sweeny & M. Robbins (Eds.), The Wiley Encyclopedia of Health Psychology: Volume II, The Social Bases of Health Behavior.  PDF

Hubbard, A. D., Kalkstein, D. A., Liberman, N., & Trope, Y. (in press). Construal processes. In P.A.M. Van Lange, E. T., Higgins, A. W. Kruglanski (Eds.), Social Psychology: Handbook of Basic Principles.  PDF

Kalkstein, D. A., Fujita, K., & Trope, Y. (2018). Broadening mental horizons to resist temptation: Construal level and self-control. Chapter to appear in de Ridder, D. T. D., Adriaanse, M. A., & Fujita, K (Eds.), Handbook of self-control in health and well-being.  London: Routledge Press.  PDF

Kalkstein, D. A., Hubbard, A. D., & Trope, Y. (2018). Expansive and contractive learning experiences: Mental construal and living well. In J. Forgas & R. Baumeister (Eds.), The Social Psychology of the Living Well. New York: Psychology Press.  PDF

Popular Press

Kalkstein, D. A., Hook, C.J., Hard, B.M., Walton, G.M. How Social Norms Can Free Us From Temptation. Character & Context (April 12th, 2023). Link

Thomas, C., Kalkstein, D. A., & Walton, G. M. How the Coronavirus Crisis is Opening the Door to Universal Social Policies in the United States. Time (June 17th, 2020). Link

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