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  • De Freitas, J. (2024). Do ‘Black Individuals’ really display no linguistic markers of depression? Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 

  • De Freitas, J., & Cohen, G. (2024). The health risks of generative AI-based wellness apps. Nature Medicine. 

  • Agarwal, S., De Freitas, J., & Ragnhildstveit, A., Morewedge, C. (2024). Acceptance of automated vehicles is lower for self than others. Journal of the Association for Consumer Research

  • Valenzuela, A., Puntoni, S., Hoffman, D., Castelo, N., De Freitas, J., Dietvorst, B., Hildebrand, C., Huh, Y. E., Meyer, R., Sweeney, M., Talaifar, S., Tomaino, G., Wertenbroch, K. How artificial intelligence constrains the human experience. Journal of the Association of Consumer Research.

  • De Freitas, J.*, & Hafri, A.* (2024). Moral thin-slicing: Forming moral impressions from a brief glance. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology[supp. materials].

  • De Freitas, J., Agarwal, S., Morewedge, C. (2024) How automakers can address resistance to self-driving cars. Harvard Business Review (digital).

  • Nam, J., Balakrishnan, M., De Freitas, J., Brooks, A. W. (in press). When companies respond to social issues, speed matters. Harvard Business Review (digital).



  • Prinzing, M., De Freitas, J., & Fredrickson, B. L. (2021). The ordinary concept of a meaningful life: The role of subjective and objective factors in attributions of meaning. Journal of Positive Psychology.  


  • De Freitas, J., Censi, A., Smith, B. W., Di Lillo, L., Anthony, S. E., & Frazzoli, E. (2021). From driverless dilemmas to more practical common-sense tests for automated vehicles. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. [supp. materials]

  • De Freitas, J., & Cikara, M. (2021). Deliberately prejudiced self-driving vehicles elicit the most outrage. Cognition. [supp. materials]

  • Tarhan, L., De Freitas, J., & Konkle, T. Behavioral and neural representations en route to intuitive action understanding. Neuropsychologia [supp. materials]

  • Gan, C., Schwartz, J., Alter, S., Schrimpf, M., Traer, J., De Freitas, J., Bhandwaldar, A., Sano, M., Kim, K. H., Wang, E., Mrowca, D., Lingelbach, M., Curtis, A., Feigelis, K., Haber, N., Gutfreund, D., Cox, D., DiCarlo, J., McDermott, J., Tenenbaum, J., Yamins, D. L. K. ThreeDWorld: A Platform for interactive, multi-modal physical simulation. Neural Information Processing Systems. []







  • De Freitas, J.*, Thomas, K. A.*, DeScioli, P., & Pinker, S. (2016) Recursive mentalizing and common knowledge in the bystander effect. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 145(5), 621–629.

  • De Freitas, J., Myers, N. E., & Nobre, A. C. (2016). Tracking the changing feature of a moving object. Journal of Vision, 16(3), 1–21.


  • Newman, J. E., De Freitas, J., and Knobe, J. (2015). Beliefs about the true self explain asymmetries based on moral judgment. Cognitive Science, 39(1), 96–125.




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