- Three researchers visit campus this Spring to discuss the varieties of applied psychology, gender in career negotiations, and how extended intergroup contact in a service context causes advantaged Americans to adopt beliefs that are closer to those of disadvantaged Americans.
- New survey conducted by Elke Weber suggests that making economic tradeoffs more concrete and personally relevant may allow people to concentrate on issues rather than ideology and come to consensus more easily than when framed as aggregate cuts and savings.
- Recent concerns over the development of Internet-based information, such as so-called "fake news" sites, focuses interest on psychological research on collective memory formation and its vulnerability to distortion. Related work by affiliated faculty member Alin Coman is discussed in a March 2017 news feature in Nature.
Tue, May 2, 2017, 12:45 pm
Thu, May 4, 2017, 4:30 pm
"When Do the Advantaged See the Disadvantages of Others? A Quasi-Experimental Study of National Service" — Mo discusses results from a study that examined Teach for America, which suggest that extended intergroup contact in a service context causes advantaged Americans to adopt beliefs that are closer to those of disadvantaged Americans.