Vanderbilt University's Cecilia Hyunjung Mo, presented the final talk—"When Do the Advantaged See the Disadvantages of Others? A Quasi-Experimental Study of National Service"—in the 2016-17 Behavioral Policy Speaker Series at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 4 in 399 Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building.
Research & News
Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017
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.
Friday, Mar 24, 2017
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.
Sunday, Mar 12, 2017
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.
Friday, Jan 27, 2017
In an attempt to provide more transparency to how climate change projections are both reached and communicated, a preeminent group of climate scientists on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recently published a paper in Nature Climate Science evaluating the projections in the report. Their aim was to explain the process that experts use and the judgements they make to provide their assessments.
Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017
Harvard economist David Laibson will be among the speakers in the Spring 2017 Behavioral Economics Seminars sponsored by the Department of Economics. All lectures are held on Tuesdays, 12:45-2:00 p.m., in 217 Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building, unless otherwise noted. More details can be found at on the series' web listing.
Wednesday, Nov 30, 2016
In a November 29 op-ed in Time, Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs Betsy Levy Paluck and co-author UCLA Professor of Political Science Michael Chwe provide proactive steps and tactics for communities around the U.S. to combat hate speech and the environments that make this type of speech culturally acceptable. Looking at behavioral science research that has shown the positive impact of peer influence and bearing collective witness, Paluck and Chwe point to both individual powerful voices within valued community networks and the unified voices of large numbers of concerned voices as potent signalers of community values--specifically that hate is unacceptable.