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Christopher J. Anderson

Christopher J. Anderson

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Christopher J. Anderson is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Eastern University, working in the social and cognitive subareas. His research expertise is in judgment, decision making, and emotion. He has also engaged in scholarly work on biases in autobiographical memory, the philosophical foundations of psychology, and visual cognition.

Dr. Anderson was trained in cognitive psychology in the doctoral program at the University at Albany, State University of New York. He received his Ph.D. in 2002, with a dissertation on "The Root of Error: Human Unreliability and the Task Environment," which also won the 2002 Brunswik-Hammond New Investigator Award from the Brunswik Society. In 2003, a part of his pre-dissertation graduate work was published in the prestigious APA journal, Psychological Bulletin.

Following his graduate training, Dr. Anderson spent a year in the Netherlands conducting research on the influence of regret on decision-making. His postdoctoral research was conducted with Marcel Zeelenberg, a leading researcher on the topic of regret.

Primary Interests:

  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Emotion, Mood, Affect
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Persuasion, Social Influence
  • Self and Identity
  • Social Cognition

Journal Articles:

  • Anderson, C. J. (in press). Calendar and reverse-calendar effects: Time peaks in memory as a function of temporal cues. Memory.
  • Anderson, C. J. (2003). The psychology of doing nothing: Forms of decision avoidance result from reason and emotion. Psychological Bulletin, 129, 139-167.
  • Anderson, C. J. (2001). Can Ockham's razor cut through the mind-body problem? A critical analysis of the "Raze Dualism" argument for materialism. Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology, 21, 46-60.
  • Anderson, C. J., & Neill, W. T. (2002). Two B's or not two B's? A signal detection theory analysis of repetition blindness in a counting task. Perception & Psychophysics, 64, 732-740.

Courses Taught:

  • Cognition
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Personality
  • Social Psychology

Christopher J. Anderson
Department of Psychology
McInnis Learning Center 222
Eastern University
St. Davids, Pennsylvania 19087
United States

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