Joseph P. Simmons

University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School

3733 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104-6374

United States

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Scholarly Papers (28)

1.

P-Curve: A Key to the File Drawer

Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 24 Apr 2013 Last Revised: 08 Jul 2014
Uri Simonsohn, Leif D. Nelson and Joseph P. Simmons
Ramon Llull University - ESADE Business School, University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business and University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School
Downloads 10,295 (443)
Citation 5

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p-hacking, publication bias, file drawer, science, statistics, judgment, decision making

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A 21 Word Solution

Number of pages: 4 Posted: 15 Oct 2012
Joseph P. Simmons, Leif D. Nelson and Uri Simonsohn
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School, University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business and Ramon Llull University - ESADE Business School
Downloads 8,666 (601)
Citation 85

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transparency, disclosure, false positive, psycholog, p-hacking

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False-Positive Psychology: Undisclosed Flexibility in Data Collection and Analysis Allows Presenting Anything as Significant

Psychological Science, 2011
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 24 May 2011 Last Revised: 29 Mar 2017
Joseph P. Simmons, Leif D. Nelson and Uri Simonsohn
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School, University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business and Ramon Llull University - ESADE Business School
Downloads 8,348 (655)
Citation 17

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Methodology, Motivated Reasoning, Publication, Disclosure

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Life after P-Hacking

Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, LA, 17-19 January 2013
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 22 Jan 2013
Joseph P. Simmons, Leif D. Nelson and Uri Simonsohn
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School, University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business and Ramon Llull University - ESADE Business School
Downloads 5,624 (1,292)
Citation 44

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false-positive psychology, research methods

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P-Curve and Effect Size: Correcting for Publication Bias Using Only Significant Results

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 11 Jan 2014 Last Revised: 19 Nov 2014
Uri Simonsohn, Leif D. Nelson and Joseph P. Simmons
Ramon Llull University - ESADE Business School, University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business and University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School
Downloads 5,427 (1,368)
Citation 13

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Publication bias, p-curve

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False-Positive Citations

Perspectives on Psychological Science, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 14 Feb 2017 Last Revised: 04 Apr 2017
Joseph P. Simmons, Leif D. Nelson and Uri Simonsohn
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School, University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business and Ramon Llull University - ESADE Business School
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P-Hacking; Research Methods; Replicability

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Algorithm Aversion: People Erroneously Avoid Algorithms after Seeing Them Err

Forthcoming in Journal of Experimental Psychology: General
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 16 Jul 2014 Last Revised: 11 Jun 2015
Berkeley Dietvorst, Joseph P. Simmons and Cade Massey
The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School and University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School
Downloads 2,770 (4,421)
Citation 15

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Decision making, Decision aids, Heuristics and biases, Forecasting, Confidence

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Specification Curve: Descriptive and Inferential Statistics on All Reasonable Specifications

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 25 Nov 2015 Last Revised: 07 Nov 2019
Uri Simonsohn, Joseph P. Simmons and Leif D. Nelson
Ramon Llull University - ESADE Business School, University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School and University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business
Downloads 2,457 (5,396)
Citation 25

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Specification Curve; p-hacking

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Overcoming Algorithm Aversion: People Will Use Imperfect Algorithms If They Can (Even Slightly) Modify Them

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 13 Jun 2015 Last Revised: 06 Aug 2016
Berkeley Dietvorst, Joseph P. Simmons and Cade Massey
The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School and University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School
Downloads 2,374 (5,724)
Citation 13

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Decision making, Decision aids, Heuristics and biases, Forecasting, Confidence

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Better P-Curves: Making P-Curve Analysis More Robust to Errors, Fraud, and Ambitious P-Hacking, A Reply to Ulrich and Miller

Simonsohn, Uri, Joseph P. Simmons, and Leif D. Nelson (2015), “Better P-Curves: Making P-Curve Analysis More Robust To Errors, Fraud, and Ambitious P-Hacking, A Reply To Ulrich and Miller (2015),” Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 144 (December), 1146-1152
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 24 Aug 2015 Last Revised: 16 Apr 2016
Uri Simonsohn, Joseph P. Simmons and Leif D. Nelson
Ramon Llull University - ESADE Business School, University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School and University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business
Downloads 2,025 (7,442)
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publication bias, selective reporting, p-hacking, false-positive psychology, hypothesis testing, meta-analysis

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Power Posing: P-Curving the Evidence

Psychological Science, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 10 Jun 2016 Last Revised: 14 Jul 2017
Joseph P. Simmons and Uri Simonsohn
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School and Ramon Llull University - ESADE Business School
Downloads 1,563 (11,420)
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power posing, p-curve, hypothesis testing, performance

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Correcting the Past: Failures to Replicate Psi

Forthcoming, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 09 Feb 2012 Last Revised: 20 Jun 2012
Jeff Galak, Robyn A. LeBoeuf, Leif D. Nelson and Joseph P. Simmons
Carnegie Mellon University, Washington University in St. Louis, University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business and University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School
Downloads 1,327 (14,788)
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esp, psi, precognition, failure to replicate

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Moniker Maladies: When Names Sabotage Success

Number of pages: 23 Posted: 22 Nov 2006
Leif D. Nelson and Joseph P. Simmons
University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business and University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School
Downloads 915 (25,735)
Citation 4

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unconscious attitudes, implicit attitudes

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Anchoring is Not a False-Positive: Maniadis, Tufano, and List's (2014) 'Failure-to-Replicate' is Actually Entirely Consistent with the Original

Number of pages: 12 Posted: 09 Nov 2013 Last Revised: 05 May 2014
Uri Simonsohn, Joseph P. Simmons and Leif D. Nelson
Ramon Llull University - ESADE Business School, University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School and University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business
Downloads 745 (34,297)
Citation 4

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anchoring; p-curve; false-positive

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Citation 2

Psychology's Renaissance

Forthcoming, Annual Review of Psychology
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 09 Nov 2017
Leif D. Nelson, Joseph P. Simmons and Uri Simonsohn
University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business, University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School and Ramon Llull University - ESADE Business School
Downloads 653 (40,385)
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p-hacking, publication bias, renaissance, methodology, false positives, preregistration

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99% Impossible: A Valid, or Falsifiable, Internal Meta-Analysis

Journal of Experimental Psychology: General
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 14 Nov 2018 Last Revised: 12 Jul 2019
Bocconi University, University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business, Ramon Llull University - ESADE Business School and University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School
Downloads 413 (73,167)
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The Effect of Accuracy Motivation on Anchoring and Adjustment: Do People Adjust from Provided Anchors?

Simmons, Joseph P., Robyn A. LeBoeuf, and Leif D. Nelson (2010), “The Effect of Accuracy Motivation on Anchoring and Adjustment: Do People Adjust from Provided Anchors?” Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 99 (December), 917-932.
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 07 Jul 2007 Last Revised: 24 Aug 2012
Joseph P. Simmons, Robyn A. LeBoeuf and Leif D. Nelson
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School, Washington University in St. Louis and University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business
Downloads 384 (79,523)
Citation 9

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Judgment and Decision Making, Heuristics, Inferential Correction, Incentives

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When Does Making Detailed Predictions Make Predictions Worse?

Kelly, T. F., & Simmons, J. P., When does making detailed predictions make predictions worse? Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 26 May 2016 Last Revised: 07 Sep 2016
Theresa Kelly and Joseph P. Simmons
Washington University in St. Louis - John M. Olin Business School and University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School
Downloads 337 (92,459)

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Decision making, Forecasting accuracy, Accessibility, Prediction Specificity

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Do People Inherently Dislike Uncertain Advice?

Forthcoming, Psychological Science
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 25 Sep 2017
Celia Gaertig and Joseph P. Simmons
University of Chicago - Booth School of Business and University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School
Downloads 321 (97,584)

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uncertainty, advice, overconfidence

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Branding Alters Attitude Functions and Reduces the Advantage of Function-Matching Persuasive Appeals

Journal of Marketing Research, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 12 Sep 2007 Last Revised: 08 May 2012
Robyn A. LeBoeuf and Joseph P. Simmons
Washington University in St. Louis and University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School
Downloads 317 (98,945)

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attitude functions, attitudes, branding, persuasion, advertising

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On Southbound Ease and Northbound Fees: Literal Consequences of the Metaphoric Link between Vertical Position and Cardinal Direction

Journal of Marketing Research, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 15 Feb 2007 Last Revised: 08 May 2012
Leif D. Nelson and Joseph P. Simmons
University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business and University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School
Downloads 300 (105,092)
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Preferences for Psychological Enhancements: The Reluctance to Enhance Fundamental Traits

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 07 Mar 2007
Jason Riis, Joseph P. Simmons and Geoffrey P. Goodwin
New York University - Stern School of Business, University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School and University of Pennsylvania - Department of Psychology
Downloads 297 (106,257)
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advertising, bioethics, drugs, essentialism, framing, personality, self-concept, self-verification

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Intuitive Biases in Choice vs. Estimation: Implications for the Wisdom of Crowds

Simmons, Joseph P., Leif D. Nelson, Jeff Galak, and Shane Frederick (2011), “Intuitive Biases in Choice vs. Estimation: Implications for the Wisdom of Crowds,” Journal of Consumer Research, 38 (June), 1-15.
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 17 Feb 2010 Last Revised: 24 Aug 2012
Joseph P. Simmons, Leif D. Nelson, Jeff Galak and Shane Frederick
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School, University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University and Yale School of Management
Downloads 292 (108,215)
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Judgment and Decision Making, Heuristics and Biases, Intuition, Preference Reversals, Learning

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Is Optimism Real?

Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 26 Jul 2011 Last Revised: 08 May 2012
Joseph P. Simmons and Cade Massey
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School and University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School
Downloads 260 (122,279)

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Biases, Decision Making, Motivated Reasoning, Incentives

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Hope Over Experience: Desirability and the Persistence of Optimism

Massey, Cade, Joseph P. Simmons, and David A. Armor (2011), “Hope Over Experience: Desirability and the Persistence of Optimism,” Psychological Science, 22 (February), 274-281.
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 13 Feb 2010 Last Revised: 24 Aug 2012
Cade Massey, Joseph P. Simmons and David A. Armor
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School and San Diego State University
Downloads 188 (167,217)
Citation 8

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Judgment, Learning, Prediction, Preferences, Optimism

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Extremeness Aversion Is a Cause of Anchoring

Lewis, J., Gaertig, C., & Simmons, J. P. (2019). Extremeness Aversion Is a Cause of Anchoring. Psychological Science, 30(2), 159–173. https://doi.org/10.1177/0956797618799305.
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 04 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 15 Feb 2019
Joshua Lewis, Celia Gaertig and Joseph P. Simmons
University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, Operations & Information Management Department, Students, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business and University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School
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Anchoring, Extremeness Aversion, Insufficient Adjustment

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P-Curve Won’t Do Your Laundry, But It Will Distinguish Replicable from Non-Replicable Findings in Observational Research: Comment on Bruns & Ioannidis (2016)

Forthcoming, Plos ONE
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 14 Dec 2018
Uri Simonsohn, Leif D. Nelson and Joseph P. Simmons
Ramon Llull University - ESADE Business School, University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business and University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School
Downloads 59 (373,700)

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Preferences for Enhancement Pharmaceuticals: The Reluctance to Enhance Fundamental Traits

Journal of Consumer Research, October 2008
Posted: 19 Feb 2008 Last Revised: 23 Jan 2013
Jason Riis, Joseph P. Simmons and Geoffrey P. Goodwin
New York University - Stern School of Business, University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School and University of Pennsylvania - Department of Psychology

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advertising, bioethics, drugs, essentialism, framing, personality, self-concept, self-verification