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Eating Wisely Review of Traci Mann’s Secrets from the Eating Lab, winner of the 2016 SPSP Book Prize Nicholas Epley (University of Chicago) Stanley Milgram surely never imagined he was laying the groundwork for healthy eating when he sat his participants in front of a shock generator.  Nevertheless, the major insight from Milgram’s work—that people can underappreciate the power of a person’s circumstances in shaping behavior—is on full display in Traci Mann’s excellent book, Secrets from the Eating Lab.
Odetta, The Handbook of Social Psychology 1968, and The UnconsciousMahzarin R. BanajiHarvard UniversityComments offered on the occasion of the Donald Campbell Award, Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, January 20, 2017
In her address as the recipient of the 2016 Donald T. Campbell Award, Mahzarin Banaji thanked her collaborators, students, and others who have impacted her professionally; shared her views on the legacy of Donald Campbell; and discussed strangeness as a signal of something important using the examples of her first encounters with the American folk singer Odetta,  the Handbook of Social Psychology, 1968, and the modern unconscious. You can view her remarks in their entirety here.
SPSP is pleased to announce Xuan Zhao (Brown University) is the winner of this year’s Q&pAy. Q&pAy is a live small grants competition, hosted at the SPSP annual convention, which showcases three small research grant finalists pitching their grant proposals to a team of social and personality experts on stage who ask questions about the grant (significance, research methods, budget, etc).
Xuan Zhao, winner of the 2017 Q&pAy small grants competitionSPSP: Hi, Xuan. Congratulations on winning the 2017 Q&pAy research contest, and thank you for speaking with us today. In your biography, you state that being a social psychologist is your way of more deeply understanding the world and trying to make it a better place. What about social psychology helps you do that, and how does that project fit in?
Stefanie Tignor, 2017 Q&pAy small grants competition runner-upSPSP: Hi, Stefanie. Thank you for chatting with us. Why do you think studying micro-transgressions and the responses people feel after committing them matters?