Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles                                                                                                                   

Pronin, E., Olivola, C. Y., & Kennedy, K. A. (2008). Doing unto future selves as you would do unto others: Psychological distance and decision making. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 34, 224-236.  (Click here for PDF)

*** Psychology Today


Olivola, C. Y., & Oppenheimer, D. M. (2008). Randomness in retrospect: Exploring the interactions between memory and randomness cognition. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 15, 991-996.  (Click here for PDF)


Machery, E., Olivola, C. Y., & de Blanc, M. (2009). Linguistic and metalinguistic intuitions in the philosophy of language. Analysis, 69, 689-694.  (Click here for PDF)


Olivola, C. Y., & Sagara, N. (2009). Distributions of observed death tolls govern sensitivity to human fatalities. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, 106, 22151–22156.  (Click here for link to paper)

*** UCL Press Release

*** Science Daily

*** ScienceNews Magazine

*** Guardian


Olivola, C. Y., & Todorov, A. (2010). Fooled by first impressions? Reexamining the diagnostic value of appearance-based inferences. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 46, 315–324.  (Click here for PDF)


**The New Yorker


Olivola, C. Y., & Todorov, A. (2010). Elected in 100 milliseconds: Appearance-based trait inferences and voting. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 34, 83–110.  (Click here for PDF)

*** Radio Nacional de Colombia (Colombian National Radio)

*** Science Daily

*** NRC Handelsblad

*** The Philosophers’ Magazine

*** The Huffington Post  

Sussman, A. B., Olivola, C. Y. (2011). Axe the tax: Taxes are disliked more than equivalent costs. Journal of Marketing Research, 48S91-S101.  (Click here for PDF)

**The Washington Post

**The New Republic

Rezlescu, C., Duchaine, B., Olivola, C. Y., & Chater, N. (2012). Unfakeable facial configurations affect strategic choices in trust games with or without information about past behavior. PLoS-ONE, 7, e34293.  (Click here for PDF)

**The Huffington Post

**Science Daily


**BBC China

**De Standaard

Kwan, V. S. Y., Wojcik, S. P., Miron-shatz, T., Votruba, A. M., & Olivola, C. Y. (2012). Effects of symptom presentation order on perceived disease risk. Psychological Science23, 381–385.  (Click here for PDF)

**The Huffington Post

**Science Daily

**Fox News



Olivola, C. Y., Sussman, A. B., Tsetsos, K., Kang, O. E., & Todorov, A. (2012). Republicans prefer Republican-looking leaders: Political facial stereotypes predict candidate electoral success among right-leaning voters. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 3, 605-613.  (Click here for PDF)


**NBC News

**The Boston Globe

**The Washington Examiner

**The Academic Minute

Olivola, C. Y., & Shafir, E. (2013). The martyrdom effect: When pain and effort increase prosocial contributions. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 26, 91–105.  (Click here for PDF)

**Chronicle of Philanthropy

**Runner's World

**The Oprah Blog

*** NPR

**The Boston Globe

**The National Post

**The Toronto Star

Moat, H. S., Preis, T., Olivola, C. Y., Liu, C., & Chater, N. (2014). Using big data to predict collective behavior in the real world. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 37, 92-93.  (Click here for PDF)


Oppenheimer, D. M., & Olivola, C. Y. (Eds.) (2010). The Science of Giving: Experimental Approaches to the Study of Charity. New York: Taylor and Francis.  (Click here for link to the book's site)


**Nonprofit Quarterly


Chapters & Encyclopedia Entries

Pronin, E., & Olivola, C. Y. (2006). Egocentrism. In N. J. Salkind (Ed.) Encyclopedia of human development. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.  (Click here for PDF)

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Olivola, C. Y., & Oppenheimer, D. M. (2009). Coincidence. In M. W. Kattan (Ed.) Encyclopedia of medical decision making. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.  (Click here for PDF)


Olivola, C. Y. (2010). When noble means hinder noble ends: The benefits and costs of a human preference for martyrdom in altruism. In D. M. Oppenheimer & C. Y. Olivola (Eds.) The Science of Giving: Experimental Approaches to the Study of Charity. New York: Taylor and Francis.  (Click here for PDF)

**Chronicle of Philanthropy

**Runner's World

*** The Oprah Blog


**The National Post

**The Toronto Star

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Olivola, C. Y., & Todorov, A. (2009). The look of a winner. Scientific American.  (Link to Article)

**The Atlantic Wire


Olivola, C. Y. (2010). Death tolls and our perception of human fatalities. British Academy Review.  (Click here for PDF)

Olivola, C. Y. (2011). The science of giving: What motivates charitable giving? Nexus (Click here for PDF)