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Jan 30, 2016

Talk About Your Body!

Alex Danvers is a PhD student in social psychology studying emotions in social interactions. He uses dynamical systems and evolutionary perspectives, and is interested in new methods for exploring psychological phenomena.


 

Charlotte Markey only had one couple get in a fight as a result of her study—mildly surprising, given that she forced same-sex romantic partners to rate what they thought their partner’s ideal body shape was in front of each other.

During her SPSP Annual Convention session, “Health, Actually: Exploring Health Behaviors and Health...

COMMUNITY PERSPECTIVES

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Alex Danvers is a PhD student in social psychology studying emotions in social interactions. He uses dynamical systems and evolutionary perspectives, and is interested in new methods for exploring psychological phenomena. 


 

Without evolution, your thinking is impoverished. In introducing speakers Leda Cosmides and Joseph Henrich at the SPSP Annual Convention symposium “Big Questions in Evolutionary Science and What They Mean for Social-Personality Psychology,” moral psychologist Jonathan Haidt argued that not reading their work is “a huge missed...

SCIENCE IN SOCIETY

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Chad E. Forbes, University of Delaware

Chad E. Forbes (Ph.D., University of Arizona) is an Assistant Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Delaware. With a background spanning from molecular biology to complex social processes, Dr. Forbes utilizes behavioral methodologies as well as electroencephalography (EEG), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), lesion studies and genetic approaches to investigate social phenomena. Specifically, he examines how priming negative stereotypes affects our perceptions as well as stigmatized...

IN THE NEWS

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Alex Danvers is a PhD student in social psychology studying emotions in social interactions. He uses dynamical systems and evolutionary perspectives, and is interested in new methods for exploring psychological phenomena.


 

What words can classify a movie review as positive? What words classify it as negative?

In the symposium Big Data: Vast Opportunities for Psychological Insight from Mining Enormous Datasets at the SPSP Annual Convention, Harvard economist Sendil Mullainathan threw up some obvious candidates, like “dazzling” or “gripping”—words...

IN THE JOURNALS

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Shira Gabriel, Editor of Self & Identity

Shira Gabriel will be the new editor of Self & Identity, the flagship journal of the International Society for Self and Identity. The journal will be accepting proposals for special issues (see below) and will host a pre-conference at SPSP in San Diego later this month. Below are some thoughts from Shira Gabriel as she assumes her new position (some portions draw upon her forthcoming editorial at Self & Identity).


 

Self & Identity, the flagship journal of...


Luke Wilmhurst   There are two classic approaches to leadership. You can win the respect and admiration of your staff, giving them the inspiration to give their very best effort. Or you can just scare the hell out of them.
Alex Danvers is a PhD student in social psychology studying emotions in social interactions. He uses dynamical systems and evolutionary perspectives, and is interested in new methods for exploring psychological phenomena.  
Lauren Howe is a 5th year PhD candidate in social psychology at Stanford University and the Shaper Family Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellow. Her research interests include rejection, patient-physician interactions, and trust in experts.  
Alex Danvers is a PhD student in social psychology studying emotions in social interactions. He uses dynamical systems and evolutionary perspectives, and is interested in new methods for exploring psychological phenomena.   
Tessa Thwaites, Columbia College Class of 2016, Columbia University  
Alex Danvers is a PhD student in social psychology studying emotions in social interactions. He uses dynamical systems and evolutionary perspectives, and is interested in new methods for exploring psychological phenomena.  

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