The Social Perception, Attitudes, Mental Simulation Lab

Mental Simulation Publications


Publications by Topic Area

Mental Simulation


Peer-Reviewed Scientific Publications

Mental Simulation Papers from the SPAMS Lab

The SPAMS Lab examines the basic processes related to "mental time travel" into the past (counterfactual thinking) and into the future (prefactual thinking or forecasting) as mental simultation. We also exlore the consequences of these processes for emotional and cognitive processesing, as well as for behavior.

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(Publications are listed in reverse chronological order and may be cross-listed with other topics)

Malle, B. F., & Tate, C. (2006). Explaining the past, predicting the future. In L. J. Sanna & E. C. Chang (Eds.), Judgments over time: The interplay of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors (pp. 182-209). New York: Oxford University Press. [view .pdf]