Publications

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In Press

Shrikanth, S., Szpunar, P.M., & Szpunar, K.K. (in press). Staying positive in a dystopian future: A novel dissociation between personal and collective cognition. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. [PDF]

Szpunar, K.K., Shrikanth, S., & Schacter, D.L. (in press). Varieties of future thinking. In Oettingen, G., Sevincer, A.T., & Gollwitzer, P.M. The psychology of thinking about the future. New York: Guilford Press.

Szpunar, K.K., & Schacter, D.L. (in press). Memory and future imagining. In Phelps, L., & Davachi, L. (Eds.), Stevens' handbook of experimental psychology (4th ed., Vol. 1: Learning and memory). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

2018

Chan, J.C.K., Manley, K.D., Davis, S.D., & Szpunar, K.K. (2018). Testing potentiates new learning across a retention interval and a lag: A strategy change perspective. Journal of Memory and Language102, 83-96. [PDF

St. Jacques, P.L., Carpenter, A.C., Szpunar, K.K., & Schacter, D.L. (2018). Remembering and imagining alternative versions of the personal past. Neuropsychologia110, 170-179. [PDF]

Szpunar, K.K., & Chan, J.C.K. (2018). Beyond communication: Episodic memory is key to the self in time. Behavioral and Brain Sciences41, e33-e33.

2017

Szpunar, K.K. (2017). Directing the wandering mind. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 26, 40-44. [PDF]

 

De Brigard, F., Parihk, N., Stewart, G.W., Szpunar, K.K., & Schacter, D.L. (2017). Neural activity associated with repetitive simulation of episodic counterfactual thoughts. Neuropsychologia106, 123-132. [PDF]

Puig, V.A., & Szpunar, K.K. (2017). The devil is in the details: Comparisons of episodic simulations of positive and negative future events. Emotion17, 867-873. [PDF]

Schacter, D.L., Addis, D.R., & Szpunar, K.K. (2017). Escaping the past: Contributions of the hippocampus to future thinking and imagination. In Hannula, D.E., & Duff, M.C. (Eds.), The Hippocampus from Cells to Systems: Structure, Connectivity, and Functional Contributions to Memory and Flexible Cognition (pp. 439-465). New York: Springer.

Schacter, D.L., Benoit, R.G., & Szpunar, K.K. (2017). Episodic future thinking: Mechanisms and functions. Current Opinions in Behavioral Sciences17, 41-50. [PDF]

St. Jacques, P.L., Szpunar, K.K., & Schacter, D.L. (2017). Shifting visual perspective during retrieval shapes autobiographical memories. NeuroImage148, 103-114. [PDF]

Szpunar, K.K., & Radvansky, G.A. (Eds.) (2017). Imagining the future: Insights from cognitive psychology. Routledge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2016

 

Szpunar, P.M., & Szpunar, K.K. (2016). Collective future thought: Concept, function and implications for collective memory studies. Memory Studies, 9, 376-389. [PDF]

Jing, H.G., Szpunar, K.K., & Schacter, D.L. (2016). Interpolated testing influences focused attention and improves integration of information during a video-recorded lecture. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 22, 305-318. [PDF]

Madore, K.P., Szpunar, K.K., Addis, D.R., & Schacter, D.L. (2016). An episodic specificity induction impacts activity in a core brain network duing construction of imagined future experiences. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 113, 10696-10701. [PDF]

McDermott, K.B., Wooldridge, C., Rice, H.J., Berg, J.J., & Szpunar, K.K. (2016). Visual perspective in remembering and episodic future thought. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 69, 243-253. [PDF]

 

Michaelian, K., Klein, S.B., & Szpunar, K.K. (Eds.) (2016). Seeing the Future: Theoretical Perspectives on Future-Oriented Mental Time Travel. Oxford University Press.

 

 

Michaelian, K., Klein, S.B., & Szpunar, K.K. (2016). The past, the present, and the future of future-oriented mental time travel. In Michaelian, K., Klein, S.B., & Szpunar, K.K. (Eds.), Seeing the Future: Theoretical Perspectives on Future-Oriented Mental Time Travel (pp. 1-18). New York: Oxford University Press.

Szpunar, K.K., & Radvansky, G.A. (2016). Cognitive approaches to the study of episodic future thinking. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 69, 209-216. [PDF]

Szpunar, K.K., Spreng, R.N., & Schacter, D.L. (2016). Toward a taxonomy of future thinking. In Michaelian, K., Klein, S.B., & Szpunar, K.K. (Eds.), Seeing the Future: Theoretical Perspectives on Future-Oriented Mental Time Travel (pp. 21-35). New York: Oxford University Press.

 

2015

 

Arnold, K.M., & Szpunar, K.K. (2015). Differences in time perspective predict differences in future simulations. In Stolarski, M., Fieulaine, N., & van Beek, W. (Eds.), Time Perspective Theory: Review, Research and Application (pp. 257-268). Essays in Honor of Philip G. Zimbardo. Springer.

 

Schacter, D.L., & Szpunar, K.K. (2015). Enhancing attention and memory during video-recorded lectures. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology, 1, 60-71. [PDF]

 

Schacter, D.L., Benoit, R.G., De Brigard, F., & Szpunar, K.K. (2015). Episodic future thinking and episodic counterfactual thinking: Intersections between memory and decisions. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 117, 14-21. [PDF]

 

Szpunar, K.K., Jing, H.G., Benoit, R.G., & Schacter, D.L. (2015). Repetition-related reductions in neural activity during emotional simulations of future events. PLoS ONE, 10, e0138354. [PDF]

 

Wu, J.Q., Szpunar, K.K., Godovich, S.A., Schacter, D.L., & Hofmann, S.G. (2015). Episodic future thinking in generalized anxiety disorder. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 36, 1-8. [PDF]

 

2014

 

Benoit, R.G., Szpunar, K.K, & Schacter, D.L. (2014). Ventromedial prefrontal cortex supports affective future simulation by integrating distributed knowledge. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111, 16550-16555. [PDF]

 

Szpunar, K.K., Jing, H.G., & Schacter, D.L. (2014). Overcoming overconfidence in learning from video-recorded lectures: Implications for online education. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, 3, 161-164. [PDF]

 

Szpunar, K.K., Spreng, R.N., & Schacter, D.L. (2014). A taxonomy of prospection: Introducing an organizational framework for future-oriented cognition. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111, 18414-18421. [PDF]

 

Szpunar, K.K., St. Jacques, P.L., Robbins, C.A., Wig, G.S., & Schacter, D.L. (2014). Repetition-related reductions in neural activity reveal component processes of mental simulation. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 9, 712-722. [PDF]

 

Weinstein, Y., Gilmore, A.W., Szpunar, K.K., & McDermott, K.B. (2014). The role of test expectancy in the build-up of proactive interference in long-term memory. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 40, 1039-1048. [PDF]

 

2013

 

De Brigard, F., Szpunar, K.K., & Schacter, D.L. (2013). Coming to grips with the past: Effect of repeated simulation on the perceived plausibility of episodic counterfactual thoughts. Psychological Science24, 1329-1334. [PDF]

 

Szpunar, K.K., Addis, D.R., McLelland, V.C., & Schacter, D.L. (2013). Memories of the future: New insights into the adaptive value of episodic memory. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience7, Article 47. [PDF]

 

Szpunar, K.K., & Jing, H.G. (2013). Memory-mediated simulations of the future: What are the advantages and pitfalls? Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, 2, 240-242. [PDF]

 

Szpunar, K.K., Khan, N.Y., & Scahcter, D.L. (2013). Interpolated memory tests reduce mind wandering and improve learning of online lectures. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of the United States of America110, 6313-6317. [PDF]

 

Szpunar, K.K., Moulton, S.T., & Schacter, D.L. (2013). Mind wandering and education: From the classroom to online learning. Frontiers in Psychology4, Article 495. [PDF]

 

Szpunar, K.K., & Schacter, D.L. (2013). Get real: Effects of repeated simulation and emotion on the perceived plausibility of future experiences. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General142, 323-327. [PDF]

 

2012

 

Schacter, D.L., Addis, D.R., Hassabis, D., Martin, V.C., Spreng, R.N., & Szpunar, K.K. (2012). The future of memory: Remembering, imagining, and the brain. Neuron76, 677-694. [PDF]

 

Szpunar, K.K., Addis, D.R., & Schacter, D.L. (2012). Memory for emotional simulations: Remembering a rosy future. Psychological Science23, 24-29. [PDF]

 

Tulving, E., & Szpunar, K.K. (2012). Does the future exist? In Levine, B. & Craik, F.I.M. (Eds.), The mind and the frontal lobes: Cognition, behavior, and brain imaging (pp. 248-263). New York: Oxford University Press.

 

2011

 

Arnold, K.M., McDermott, K.B., & Szpunar, K.K. (2011). Individual differences in time perspective predict autonoetic experience. Consciousness and Cognition20, 712-719. [PDF]

 

Arnold, K.M., McDermott, K.B., & Szpunar, K.K. (2011). Imagining the near and far future: The role of location familiarity. Memory & Cognition39, 954-967. [PDF]

 

McDermott, K.B., Szpunar, K.K., & Arnold, K.M. (2011). Similarities in episodic future thought and remembering: The importance of contextual setting. In Bar, M. (Ed.), Predictions in the brain: Using our past to generate a future (pp. 83-94). New York: Oxford University Press.

Szpunar, K.K. (2011). On subjective time. Cortex47, 409-411. [PDF]

 

Szpunar, K.K., & Tulving, E. (2011). Varieties of future experience. In Bar, M. (Ed.), Predictions in the brain: Using our past to generate a future (pp. 3-12). New York: Oxford University Press.

 

Weinstein, Y., McDermott, K.B., & Szpunar, K.K. (2011). Testing during study insulates against proactive interference in face-name learning. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review18, 518-523. [PDF]

 

2010

 

Szpunar, K.K. (2010). Episodic future thought: An emerging concept. Perspectives on Psychological Science5, 142-162. [PDF]

 

Szpunar, K.K. (2010). Evidence for an implicit influence of memory on future thinking. Memory & Cognition38, 531-540. [PDF]

 

2009

 

McDermott, K.B., Szpunar, K.K., & Christ, S.E. (2009). Laboratory-based and autobiographical retrieval tasks differ substantially in their neural substrates. Neuropsychologia47, 2290-2298. [PDF]

 

Tulving, E., & Szpunar, K.K. (2009). Episodic memory. Scholarpedia4, 3332. [Link]

 

Szpunar, K.K., Chan, J.C.K., & McDermott, K.B. (2009). Contextual processing in episodic future thought. Cerebral Cortex19, 1539-1548. [PDF]

 

2008

 

Szpunar, K.K., McDermott, K.B., & Roediger, H.L. (2008). Testing during study insulates against the build-up of proactive interference. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 34, 1392-1399. [PDF]

 

Szpunar, K.K., & McDermott, K.B. (2008). Episodic future thought and its relation to remembering: Evidence from ratings of subjective experience. Consciousness and Cognition17, 330-334. [PDF]

 

Szpunar, K.K., & McDermott, K.B. (2008). Episodic future thought: Remembering the past to imagine the future. In Markman, K.D., Klein, W.M.P., & Suhr, J.A. (Eds.), The handbook of imagination and mental simulation (pp. 119-129). New York: Psychology Press.

 

Szpunar, K.K., & McDermott, K.B. (2008). Episodic memory: An evolving concept. In Roediger, H.L. (Ed.), Cognitive psychology of memory. Vol. 2 of Learning and memory: A comprehensive reference, 4 vols. (J.H. Byrne, Ed.) (pp. 491-509). Oxford: Elsevier. [reprinted in J.H. Byrne (Ed.), Concise learning and memory: The editor's selection. London: Academic Press, 2009 (pp. 129-148)]. [PDF]

 

Szpunar, K.K., & McDermott, K.B. (2008). Remembering the past to imagine the future. In Cerebrum: Emerging ideas in brain science (Ch. 2, pp. 17-27). New York: Dana Press.

 

2007

 

Szpunar, K.K., McDermott, K.B., & Roediger, H.L. (2007). Expectation of a final cumulative test enhances long-term retention. Memory & Cognition35, 1007-1013. [PDF]

 

Szpunar, K.K., Watson, J.M., & McDermott, K.B. (2007). Neural substrates of envisioning the future. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America104, 642-647. [PDF]

 

2005

 

McDermott, K.B., & Szpunar, K.K. (2005). The origin(s) of confabulation: Review of W. Hirstein Brain Fiction. Trends in Cogntitive Sciences9, 561-562. [PDF]

 

2004

 

Szpunar, K.K., Schellenberg, E.G., & Pliner, P. (2004). Liking and memory for musical stimuli as a function of exposure. Jourtnal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 30, 370-381. [PDF]