Brendan Gaesser, Ph.D.

Psychology Boston College, Newton, MA, United States 
 Psychology Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, United States 
imagination, memory, future thinking, social decision-making, morality
"Brendan Gaesser"
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Daniel Schacter grad student 2014 Harvard
 (Simulating personal future events: Contributions from episodic memory and beyond.)
Liane L. Young post-doc Boston College
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Vollberg MC, Gaesser B, Cikara M. (2020) Activating episodic simulation increases affective empathy. Cognition. 209: 104558
Gaesser B. (2020) Episodic mindreading: Mentalizing guided by scene construction of imagined and remembered events. Cognition. 203: 104325
Sawczak C, McAndrews MP, Gaesser B, et al. (2019) Episodic simulation and empathy in older adults and patients with unilateral medial temporal lobe excisions. Neuropsychologia. 135: 107243
Gaesser B, Shimura Y, Cikara M. (2019) Episodic simulation reduces intergroup bias in prosocial intentions and behavior. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
Gaesser B, Hirschfeld-Kroen J, Wasserman EA, et al. (2019) A role for the medial temporal lobe subsystem in guiding prosociality: the effect of episodic processes on willingness to help others. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience
Gaesser B, Keeler K, Young L. (2017) Moral imagination: Facilitating prosocial decision-making through scene imagery and theory of mind. Cognition. 171: 180-193
Gaesser B, Dodds H, Schacter DL. (2017) Effects of aging on the relation between episodic simulation and prosocial intentions. Memory (Hove, England). 1-7
Ford JH, Gaesser B, DiBiase H, et al. (2017) Heroic Memory: Remembering the Details of Others' Heroism in the Aftermath of a Traumatic Public Event Can Foster Our Own Prosocial Response Applied Cognitive Psychology. 32: 47-54
Gaesser B, DiBiase HD, Kensinger EA. (2016) A role for affect in the link between episodic simulation and prosociality. Memory (Hove, England). 1-11
Gaesser B, Horn M, Young L. (2015) When can imagining the self increase willingness to help others? Investigating whether the self-referential nature of episodic simulation fosters prosociality Social Cognition. 33: 562-584
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