Carey K. Morewedge researches how high-level cognitive processes such as memory, attention, and mental imagery influence consequential human judgments and decisions. His research is distinctive in elucidating how these basic processes influence judgments of utility—the value or pleasure that experiences provide—often more than the physical properties or market value of experiences. Judgments of utility are consequential as they determine which experiences people choose, how much of experiences they choose to have, and how much money, time, and effort they will spend to acquire or avoid them.
Dr. Morewedge received a PhD in Social Psychology in 2006 from Harvard University. He was a Postdoctoral Researcher Associate in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public Policy from 2006 until 2007. He served as an Assistant and Associate Professor at Carnegie Mellon University in the Department of Social and Decision Sciences and the Marketing group at the Tepper School of Business from 2007 until 2013. In 2014, he joined the Marketing faculty at Boston University.
Dr. Morewedge has been awarded more than $2 million in external research funding. He has published more than 40 articles and chapters in top peer-reviewed journals including Science, Trends in Cognitive Sciences, Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Management Science, and Psychological Science.
In 2016, Dr. Morewedge was recognized by Poets & Quants as one of the Top 40 Under 40 Most Outstanding MBA Professors. In 2010, Dr. Morewedge won an award for the Most Theoretically Innovative Article or Chapter of the Year from the Society of Personality and Social Psychology, and won an Ideas of the Year Award from the New York Times in 2009. His research has been featured by major news organizations including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Economist, Forbes, and Time Magazine. His work has been featured in television and radio interviews with media outlets such as NPR's Science Friday, ABC World News Tonight, and the BBC.
PH D, Harvard University, Social Psychology, 2006.
BA, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Psychology, 2000.
Measuring present bias among NFL players, Harvard Football Players Health Study. (September 1, 2016 - August 31, 2017).
SIRIUS PROGRAM (BAA-11-03), Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity. (December 1, 2011 - December 31, 2015).
SIRIUS PROGRAM (BAA-11-03), Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity. (December 1, 2012 - March 31, 2013).
Morewedge, C. Emotion, Editorial Board Member, Appointed, Academic. (2012 - Present).
Morewedge, C. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, Editorial Board Member, Appointed, Academic. (January 1, 2015 - Present).
Morewedge, C. Journal of Consumer Research, Editorial Board Member, Appointed, Academic. (October 1, 2016 - Present).
Morewedge, C. Psychological Science, Editorial Board Member, Academic. (2011 - 2013).
Broderick Award for Excellence in Research, Questrom School of Business, Boston University, Research. (May 13, 2016).
Award for most research active faculty member of the year.