Psychology Colloquium: Shari Liu

Origins of Social Intelligence in Human Infants

December 11, 2019
3:45 - 5:00pm

Jordan Hall Room 041
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Professor Jon Krosnick testifies as an expert witness in Florida elections case

This past summer, Professor Jon Krosnick testified in a lawsuit in federal court in Florida intended to overturn a law that allows whichever party that holds the governor’s office to list its candidates first on the ballot in general elections.  Recently, the court issued its opinion, declaring the existing law unconstitutional and requiring the state to specify and implement a new procedure to assure fairness and eliminate bias.

Professor Laura L. Carstensen reevaluates how we live in new op-ed

As longer life expectancy brings about substantial changes in the make-up of American society, Americans are still grappling with the implications of longer life on how we work, live and learn, according to a poll fielded by the Longevity Project, a new initiative developed in collaboration with the Stanford Center on Longevity (SCL). Read more in SCL director Laura L. Carstensen's op-ed for the Washington Post
Washington Post covers Professor Jamil Zaki's efforts to teach kindness

For this year's "Giving Tuesday," The Washington Post reports on Professor Jamil Zaki's seminar, "Becoming Kinder." Zaki teaches students that empathy and kindness are skills, and gives them exercises meant to help them connect more broadly.
Harnessing the power of placebo with Alia Crum

In her TedMed talk, Stanford University professor and psychologist Alia Crum, PhD, discusses how our mindset can affect health behaviors and outcomes. Click the link for the video and a transcript of her remarks.

Inside the psychologist's studio with Lee Ross

Ross spoke at length about that his research on human inference, judgment, and decision-making in the latest installment of the APS video series “Inside the Psychologist’s Studio.” Interviewed by his former student, Swarthmore College psychology professor Andrew Ward, Ross also discussed his three decades of initiatives to apply his research to citizen diplomacy and conflict resolution in the Middle East, Northern Ireland, and other parts of the world. 
The role of body and dash cams in policing with Nick Camp, PhD

Postdoc Nick Camp talks about his research on body cameras on the APA podcast Speaking of Psychology. Tune in to hear how these cameras can guide or mislead in our understandings of police encounters.

Fiery Cushman's Colloquium on how we know what not to think

Check out the drawings by Natalia Velez, aka the Science Sketcher, that summarize Harvard professor and researcher Fiery Cushman's presentation of his research and the discussion about how morality is developed and influences behavior.

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