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Dr. Kimberlee Weaver Livnat

Kim Weaver

Dr. Kimberlee Weaver Livnat

E-mail: weaver.kimberlee@gmail.com

Phone: 3915

Room: 501, Jacobs Building


Dr. Kimberlee Weaver Livnat received her MA and PhD in psychology from Princeton University and her postdoctoral training at the University of Michigan. Her research on persuasion, social influence, and the presentation of information has been published in leading journals in psychology and consumer behavior and is frequently featured in the business and popular press in outlets such as the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes magazine, Time magazine, Boston Globe, Scientific American Mind, and NPR.

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Selected publications

Weaver, K. & Hamby, A. (forthcoming, 2019) The Sounds of Silence: Inferences about the absence of word of mouth. Journal of Consumer Psychology.

Garcia, S.M., Weaver, K., and Chen, P (forthcoming, 2018). The status signals paradox. Social Psychological and Personality Science.

Weaver, K., Hock, S., and Garcia, S.M. (2016). “Top 10” reasons: When adding persuasive arguments reduces persuasion. Marketing Letters, 27, 27-38.

Weaver, K., Daniloski, K., Cottone, K., and Schwarz, N. (2015). The role of social comparison for maximizers and satisficers: Wanting the best or wanting to be the best? Journal of Consumer Psychology, 25, 372-388. 

Weaver, K., Garcia, S. M., and Schwarz, N. (2012). The presenter’s paradox. Journal of Consumer Research, 39, 445-460. 3 citations.

Garcia, S. M., Weaver, K., #Spence, B., and Darley, J. M. (2009). Dual effects of

implicit bystanders: Inhibiting versus facilitating helping behavior. Journal of Consumer Psychology, 19, 215-224.

Weaver, K., Garcia, S. M., Schwarz, N., and Miller, D. T. (2007). Inferring the popularity of an opinion from its familiarity: A repetitive voice can sound like a chorus. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 92, 821-833.