This is a friendly reminder to join us for the Social Psychology Brown Bag series this upcoming Monday (3/18). Dr. Christopher Bryan from the Department of Psychology at the University of California San Diego will be giving a talk titled, “Being by doing: Invoking the self to influence behavior” from 12:00-1:00pm in LS 101. Please inform interested students that all are welcome to attend.
Past Social Brown Bag Events:
On Monday, March 4th. Dr. Vladimir Turjačanin, an Associate Professor of Social Psychology at the Department of Psychology, University of Banja Luka, Bosnia-Herzegovina and is currently a visiting Fulbright Scholar at the School of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences at Claremont Graduate University. He gave a talk entitled “Socio-Psychological Aspects of Ethnic Identity in Bosnia-Herzegovina”
Dr. Kate Sweeny, from the Department of Psychology at University of California at Riverside, gave a talk on 2/18 entitled “The waiting is the hardest part: Mapping the process of managing uncertainty” from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in LS-101.
The first talk in the spring semester’s Social Psychology Brown Bag series this Monday (2/4). Dr. W. Keith Campbell, from the Department of Psychology at University of Georgia, will be giving a talk titled “Understanding Narcissism” from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in LS-101. Please share the attached flyer with interested students.
- The next talk in the Social Psychology Brown Bag series Monday, December 3. Dr. W. Keith Campbell from the Department of Psychology at University of Georgia will be giving a talk titled “Understanding Narcissism” from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in LS-101.
- Please join us for rhe Social Psychology Brown Bag talk, Monday, November 19. Dr. Lynn Shore, Professor and Chair, Management Department, College of Business Administration, SDSU will be giving a talk titled, “Inclusion in Organizations“ from 12:00-1:00 pm in LS 101.
- Please join us for the first Social Psychology Brown Bag talk of the year, Monday, November 5. Dr. Joshua Correll from the Department of Psychology at the University of Colorado, Boulder will be giving a talk titled, “Can We Train Away Racial Bias in the Decision to Shoot?” from 12:00-1:00pm in LS 101. Please inform interested students that all are welcome to attend. This talk will focus on a question that has perplexed us for 5 years. Naïve participants show a pronounced pattern of racial bias in the decision to shoot that is manifest in both response times and error rates (they are faster and more likely to shoot Black targets in a videogame). We can contrast these naïve participants with “experts” who are either trained in our lab or who work as police officers. Like the naïve participants, experts show racial bias in response times, but (puzzlingly) they show no bias in the errors they make. The current research seeks to understand this partial discrepancy. We suggest that the manifestation of bias in response times indicates that experts (like naïve participants) recognize the target’s race and activate racial stereotypes. We offer evidence that (a) they minimize through an effortful, cognitively expensive process (b) through which they parse a complex visual stimulus. Our argument derives from 2 new and unpublished studies as well as a reanalysis of two existing studies using Ratcliff’s diffusion model (Ratcliff, 1978; Voss & Voss, 2007).