Conference Presentations

Boulton, K., Friesdorf, R., & Buehler, R. (2018, January). Self-other differences in affective forecasting for negative events. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Atlanta, GA.

Boulton, K., Friesdorf, R., & Buehler, R. (2017, June). Let’s talk about it: The effect of discussion on affective forecasting. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Canadian Psychological Association, Toronto, ON.

Friesdorf, R., Buehler, R., & Davidson, H. (2017, January). Is it beneficial to describe oneself using non-first person pronouns? The moderating role of independent self-construal on state self-esteem. Poster presented at the 18th Annual Meeting of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, Texas.

Soliman, M., & Buehler, R. (2016, June). On getting better and working hard: Using improvement as a heuristic for judging effort. Paper presented at the Behavioral Decision Research in Management Conference, Toronto, ON.

Dreyer, B., Wilson, A., & Buehler, R. (2016, January). Social problems, genetic answers: How causes of social issues affect choice of solutions. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA.

Friesdorf, R., & Buehler, R. (2015, August). Does planning impact how we feel about uncompleted tasks? The effects of three plan types on affect. Poster presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, ON.

Soliman, M., & Buehler, R. (2015, June). On getting better and working hard: Testing the improvement-effort link. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, Ottawa, ON.

El Gamal, M., & Buehler, R. (2015, May). The downside of straight A’s: Effort perceptions explain the preference for improvement over consistent strong performance. Poster presented at the Southern Ontario Behavioral Decision Research conference, Toronto, ON.

El Gamal, M., & Buehler, R. (2015, February). The downside of straight A’s: Effort perceptions explain the preference for improvement over consistent strong performance. Poster presented at the sixteenth annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Long Beach, CA.

Wiese, J., & Buehler, R. (2015, February). Backward planning: Examining the effects of planning direction on task completion predictions. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Long Beach, California. [Recipient of Special Research Travel Award]

Friesdorf, R., & Buehler, B. (2015, February). Addressing yourself: Distinguishing the effects of second-person and third-person perspectives on self-distancing from distressing experiences. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology, Long Beach, California.

El Gamal, M., & Buehler, R. (2014, August). Imagine going green: When does mental imagery motivate pro-environmental consumption? Paper presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D. C.

El Gamal, M., & Buehler, R. (2014, August). How does decision context influence evaluations of performance profiles? Poster presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D. C.

Wiese, J., & Buehler, R. (2014, May). Backward planning: Examining the effects of planning direction on time prediction. Poster presented at the Association for Psychological Science annual convention, San Francisco, CA.

El Gamal, M., Buehler, R., & Wiese, J. (2014, May). It’s under control: How does a sense of control influence self-relevant predictions? Poster presented at the Southern Ontario Behavioural Decision Research Conference, Guelph, Ontario.

El Gamal, M., & Buehler, R. (2014, February). Evaluating the performance of others: Is improving better than being consistently good? Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Austin, Texas.

Wiese, J., & Buehler, R. (2014, February). Time is money: Does an economic mindset influence time estimation? Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Austin, Texas.

Evans, M. B., & Buehler, R. (2013, June). The frog-pond effect: Social comparisons within intercollegiate cross county running teams. Invited verbal presentation (as a NASPSPA award winner) at the meeting of the Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology, Kelowna, British Columbia.

Evans, M. B., & Buehler, R. (2013, June). The frog-pond effect: Social comparisons within intercollegiate cross county running teams. Verbal presentation at the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity annual meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana. [Recipient of NASPSA outstanding student paper award; Value $1,350]

El Gamal, M., & Buehler, R. (2013, June). The effects of imagery perspective on different types of emotion. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Quebec City, Quebec.

El Gamal, M., & Buehler, R. (2013, May). Evaluating performance over time: Improving is sometimes better than being consistently good. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, D. C.

El Gamal, M., & Buehler, R. (2013, May). Evaluating performance over time. Poster presented at the annual Southern Ontario Behavioural Decision Research conference, Waterloo, ON.

Wiese, J., & Buehler, R. (2013, May). Money vs. time: Past sunk cost effects for motivation. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, D. C.

Wiese, J., & Buehler, R. (2013, January). Money vs. time reminders: Sunk cost effects for motivation. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, Louisiana. [Recipient of SPSP Student Travel Award]

El Gamal, M., Buehler, R., Peetz, J., & McFarland, C. (2012, August). Envisioning a future purchase: Does imagery perspective influence consumer motivation? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Orlando, Florida.

El Gamal, M., Buehler, R., Peetz, J., & McFarland, C. (2012, June). Perspectives on the self: Does imagery perspective influence motivation? Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Peetz, J., & Buehler, R. (2012, May). When distance pays off: Can abstract construal help spending prediction accuracy? Paper presented at the Southern Ontario Behavioral Decision Research Conference, Waterloo, Ontario.

Wiese, J., & Buehler, R. (2012, May). Backward planning: Examining consequences of planning direction for time prediction. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, Illinois.

Wiese, J., & Buehler, R. (2012, January). Examining the mediated effect of backward planning on task motivation. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, California.

Peetz, J., & Buehler, R. (2011, July). When distance pays off: The role of construal level in spending predictions. Paper presented at the European Association for Social Psychology Conference, Stockholm, Sweden.

Wiese, J., & Buehler, R. (2011, May). Backward planning: Examining the impact of planning direction on motivation. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Toronto, Ontario.

Wiese, J., & Buehler, R. (2011, May). Backward planning: Examining the impact of planning direction on motivation. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, D.C.

Giacomin, M., & Buehler, R. (2011, May). The relation between predictions of task duration and rask completion time. Poster presented at the annual Southern Ontario Behavioural Research Conference, Toronto, Ontario.

Day, B., McFarland. C., & Buehler, R. (2011, January). Mood orientation as a moderator of the relationship between negative mood and helping. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, Texas.

Gorman, G., & Buehler, R. (2010, August). Turning to religious beliefs as protection against threats to belief in a just world. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the International Society for Justice Research, Banf, Alberta.

Lam, K. C. H., Peetz, J., & Buehler, R. (2010, January). Proving them wrong: Using others’ doubts about oneself as a source of motivation. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Peetz, J., Buehler, R., & Wilson, A. E. (2010, January). Get it done on time: Task type moderates temporal distance effects on completion predictions. Poster presented at the Judgment and Decision Preconference, Las Vegas, Nevada. [Recipient of Student Travel Award]

Peetz, J., & Buehler, R. (2010, January). Does considering details of future spending improve spending predictions? Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Kent, B., King-Brown, E., McFarland, C., & Buehler, R. (2009, August). The impact of negative moods on memories of personal attributes. Poster presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Ontario.

Peetz, J., Gorman, G., & Buehler, R. (2009, June). “I spent all this money on my education to get a good job”: Sunk cost effects for academic motivation. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, Montreal, Quebec.

Peetz, J., & Buehler, R. (2009, May). The role of savings goals in the prediction of personal spending. Paper presented at the annual Southern Ontario Behavioral Decision Research Conference, St. Catherines, Ontario.

Peetz, J., & Buehler, R. (2008, December). Motivation, intention and behavior as a function of time investment framing. Paper presented at the bi-annual meeting of the Waterloo Decision Research Group, Waterloo, Ontario.

Peetz, J., Buehler, R., & Griffin , D. (2008, July). When are predictions self-fulfilling? Poster presented at the International Congress of Psychology, Berlin, Germany.

Peetz, J., & Buehler, R. (2008, May). Task difficulty as a moderator of the causal link between prediction and behavior. Poster presented at the annual Southern Ontario Behavioral Decision Research Conference, Waterloo, Ontario.

Peetz, J., & Buehler, R. (2008, January). Be careful what you wish for: Saving goals decrease accuracy in spending predictions. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Albuquerque, New Mexico. [Recipient of the runner-up award for best student poster]

Peetz, J., & Buehler, R. (2008, January). Only minutes a day: Incremental framing of exercise time increases people’s motivation and intention to exercise. Poster presented at pre-conference meeting on Judgement and Decision Making, Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Peetz, J., & Buehler, R. (2007, May). Examining the budget fallacy: The role of spending goals. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois.

Peetz, J., & Buehler, R. (2007, May). When to enumerate? Limits to the benefits of unpacking for project completion predictions. Poster presented at the annual Southern Ontario Behavioral Decision Research Conference, London, Ontario.

Buehler, R. (2007, January). The role of imagery perspective in motivation, planning, and prediction. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Memphis, Tennessee.

Vasquez, N., & Buehler, R. (2007, January). Why does imagining future success from a third person perspective increase motivation? An exploration of the construal level account. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Memphis, Tennessee.

Peetz, J., Wilson, A., & Buehler, R. (2007, January). Get it done on time: Predicting project completion times of close and distant projects. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Memphis, Tennessee. [recipient of the runner-up award for best student poster]

Lam, K. C. H., & Buehler, R. (2007, January). Psychological time travel: Does direction of thought influence the subjective distance of past events? Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Memphis, Tennessee.

Peetz, J., & Buehler, R. (2006, May). Evidence of a budget fallacy: Expecting to spend less in the future than in the past. Poster presented at the Southern Ontario Behavioral Decision Research Conference, Toronto, Ontario.

Vasquez, N., & Buehler, R. (2006, January). Seeing future success: Does visual perspective influence task motivation? Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Palm Springs, California.

Lam, K. C. H., & Buehler, R. (2006, January). Self-other differences in affective forecasting: The role of focalism. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Palm Springs, California.

Buehler, R., Messervey, D., & Griffin, D. (2005, April). Collaborative planning and prediction. Paper presented at the Southern Ontario Behavioral Decision Research Conference, Waterloo, Ontario.

Buehler, R., Griffin , D., & Deslauriers, J. (2005, January). Seeing the future: Effects of visual perspective on optimistic prediction. Poster presented at annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Lam, K. C. H., Buehler, R., McFarland, C., Ross, M., & Cheung, I. (2005, January). Cultural differences in affective forecasting: The role of focalism. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Wilson, A. E., Buehler, R., Lawford, H., & Schmidt, C. (2005, January). Comparisons with former and future selves. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Messervey, D., Ji, L. J., & Buehler, R. (2005, January). Cultural investigations of confidence and perceptions of control in estimates of task completion times. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Buehler, R. (2003, June). Collaborative planning and prediction: Are groups more realistic than individuals? Paper presented at the Pre-conference on Social and Personality Psychology, Annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Hamilton, Ontario.

Spyropoulos, V., Buehler, R., & McFarland, C. (2003, June). Motivated prediction of future feelings: The effects of negative mood and mood focus on affective forecasts. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Hamilton, Ontario. [Recipient of award for best student paper, Social and Personality Psychology Division, CPA]

Messervey, D., Buehler, R., & Griffin, D. (2003, February). Planning and prediction in groups: Are groups more or less optimistic than individuals? Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Los Angeles, California.

Wilson, A. E., Ross, M., Lawford, H., & Buehler, R. (2003, February). Appraising subjectively near and distant future selves. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Los Angeles, California.

Messervey, D., Buehler, R., & Wilson, A. E, & Ross, M. (2002, June). Everyday forecasting: Factors affecting people’s use of the past to predict the future. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Buehler, R., McFarland, C., & Nguyen, L. (2002, June). The impact of negative affect on self appraisal: The role of self-focused attention to moods. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Lawford, H., Wilson, A. E., & Buehler, R. (2002, June). Effects of perceived temporal distance on future predictions. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Vancouver, British Columbia. [Recipient of award for best student paper, Social and Personality Psychology Division, CPA]

Buehler, R. (2002, February). Self prediction biases: The role of temporal focus. Paper presented at the pre-conference on Self and Identity, Annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, Texas.

Messervey, D., Buehler, R., & Griffin, D. (2001, June). Interactive planning and prediction. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Laval, Quebec.

Buehler, R., & McFarland, C. (2001, June). Affective reactions to comparisons: The role of relationship closeness and feedback explicitness. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Laval, Quebec.

Buehler, R., & Griffin, D. (2001, February). Costs of planning: Effects of implemental thoughts on optimistic predictions. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, Texas.

Hansen, S., Buehler, R., & Ross, M. (2000, July). Motivated use of truth criteria in assessing conflicting autobiographical memories. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Ottawa.

Buehler, R., & McFarland, C. (1999, August). Extremity bias in affective forecasts: The role of temporal focus. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Boston, Massachusetts.

Griffin, D., Buehler, R., Otsubo, Y., Heine, S., & Lehman, D. (1998, August). Cultural differences in optimistic time predictions. Paper presented at the International Conference on Cross-Cultural Psychology, Bellingham, Washington.

Alvaro, C., McFarland, C., & Buehler, R. (1998, August). Self-focused attention and the relationship between moods and memory. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, California.

McKay, L., McFarland, C., & Buehler, R. (1998, August). Affective reactions to the performances of close others. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, California.

Buehler, R., & Griffin, D. (1997, October). Individual and cultural differences in optimistic time predictions. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Experimental Social Psychology, Toronto, Ontario.

Griffin, D., Buehler, R., Otsubo, Y., Heine, S., & Lehman, D. (1997, September). Cultural differences in optimistic time predictions. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the British Psychological Society, Brighton, England.

Griffin, D., & Buehler, R. (1997, August). Personality and cultural effects on optimistic time predictions. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Subjective Probability, Utility, and Decision Making Society (SPUDM), Leeds, England.

Newby-Clark, I. R., Buehler, R., Koehler, D., & Ross, M. (1997, August). Scenario thinking and the planning fallacy. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois.

Mackay, L., McFarland, C., & Buehler, R. (1997, August). Focused attention on moods as a determinant of motivated retrieval. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois.

Buehler, R., & Griffin, D. (1996, October). Consequences of optimistic project completion forecasts. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Experimental Social Psychology, Sturbridge, Massachusetts.

Buehler, R., & Griffin, D. (1996, August). Getting things done: The impact of predictions on task completion. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Ontario.

Frame, K., & Buehler, R. (1996, August). Self-regulation, subtyping, and stereotype change. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the International Congress of Psychology / Canadian Psychological Association, Montreal, Quebec.

MacKay, L., Buehler, R., & McFarland, C. (1996, August). Relationship closeness as a moderator of reactions to social comparison. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the International Congress of Psychology / Canadian Psychological Association, Montreal, Quebec.

MacDonald, H., & Buehler, R. (1995, August). The role of motivated reasoning in optimistic task predictions. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, New York, New York.

MacDonald, H., & Buehler, R. (1995, April). The role of motivated reasoning in optimistic task predictions. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Los Angeles, California.

Ross, M., Buehler, R., Griffin, D., & Filyer, R. (1994, August). On forecasting: The tenuous link between plans and past experiences. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Los Angeles, California.

Buehler, R., MacDonald, H., & Griffin, D. (1994, June). The impact of optimistic predictions on task completion times. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Penticton, British Columbia.

Newth, S., McFarland, M., & Buehler, R. (1994, June). Moderators of the frog pond effect. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Penticton, British Columbia. [Recipient of award for best student paper, Social and Personality Psychology Division, CPA]

Schoenewolfe, A., & Buehler, R. (1994, June). The role of causal attributions in managers’ responses to employee conflict. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Penticton, British Columbia. [Recipient of award for best student paper, Industrial/Organizational Psychology Division, CPA]

Buehler, R., & McFarland, C. (1994, April). Collective self-esteem and relative performance feedback. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Kona, Hawaii.

Buehler, R. (1993, August). Memory and prediction of task completion times. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Ontario.

Buehler, R., Ross, M., & Griffin, D. (1991, June). Task completion estimates:  Exploring the determinants of accuracy. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Calgary, Alberta.

Ross, M., & Buehler, R. (1991, January). Evaluating the authenticity and utility of personal memories. Paper presented at the Emory Symposium on Cognition:  The Self as Remembered, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.

Ross, M., & Buehler, R. (1990, November). Respondents’ and observers’ assessments of the validity of retrospective reports. Paper presented at the conference on Autobiographical Memory and the Validity of Retrospective Reports, Survey Research Center, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois.

Buehler, R., & Griffin, D. (1990, June). Conflicting views of the news:  Attitudes, interpretations, and social judgments. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Ottawa, Ontario.

Buehler, R., & Ross, M. (1989, June). The reciprocal relation between descriptions and memories of past events. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Griffin, D., & Buehler, R. (1989, June). The role of construal processes in conformity and dissent. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Buehler, R., & Ross, M. (1989, May). Individuals who make false statements later remember making true statements. Paper presented at the conference on Counterfactual Reasoning and Mental Simulation, University of Indiana, Bloomington, Indiana.

Buehler, R., & Ross, M. (1988, June). The perception of attitude change in self and others. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Montreal, Quebec. [Recipient of award for best student paper, Social and Personality Psychology Division, CPA]