UC Berkeley Institute of Personality and Social Research

Colloquia

  • Wed, Jan 24, 2018, 12:10 pm to 1:15 pm

    5101 Tolman Hall

    Gender and Race Gatekeeping

    Presenter: Michelle "Mikki" Hebl, Professor, Rice University

    In this talk, Mikki will discuss the role of gatekeepers in preventing individuals, often women and members of underrepresented groups, from attaining their potential. Mikki will review some of her programmatic research on subtle discrimination and will then provide some of her most recent studies and data on gender and race gatekeeping.

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  • Wed, Dec 6, 2017, 12:10 pm to 1:15 pm

    5101 Tolman Hall

    Research on Policing: Bias, Discretion, and Policy

    Presenter: Jack Glaser, Professor, Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley

    Jack Glaser will describe the research he and his colleagues are conducting on racial bias in policing. This will include discussion of the relevant psychological research that helps to explain how racial discrimination occurs and analysis of policing data elucidating racial disparities.  Glaser will discuss his efforts with the Center for Policing Equity to build the National …

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  • Wed, Nov 15, 2017, 12:10 pm to 1:15 pm

    5101 Tolman Hall

    From Egosystem to Ecosystem: Motivations of the Self in Social Relationships

    Presenter: Jennifer Crocker, Professor, Ohio State University

    I propose that in their social interactions, people may be energized by egosystem motivation in which they are preoccupied with proving their own worth and value to themselves and others, or by ecosystem motivation in which they strive to be constructive and supportive of people and things they care about beyond themselves. These two motivational systems, I suggest, are scaffolded onto evolved …

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  • Wed, Nov 8, 2017, 12:10 pm to 1:15 pm

    5101 Tolman Hall

    Experience Effects -- How Personal Lifetime Experiences Affect Financial Investment and Risk Attitudes

    Presenter: Ulrike Malmendier, Professor, UC Berkeley

    Ulrike Malmendier received her PhD in Business Economics from Harvard University in 2002, and her PhD in Law (summa cum laude) from the University of Bonn in 2000. She joined Berkeley in 2006 as an Assistant Professor, after having been at Stanford as Assistant Professor of Finance since 2002. She also is a research associate at NBER (Corporate Finance and Labor Economics) and a faculty …

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  • Wed, Nov 1, 2017, 12:10 pm to 1:15 pm

    5101 Tolman Hall

    Climate change advocacy and ad hominem attacks

    Presenter: Shahzeen Attari, Assistant Professor, Indiana University Bloomington

    Debates about climate change often involve ad hominem attacks. Each side is accused of insincerity, of merely serving special interests. In particular, those who advocate policies to promote energy conservation or otherwise reduce CO2 emissions can be challenged if their personal energy use appears to be high. Our studies indicate that an attack based on high personal …

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  • Wed, Oct 18, 2017, 12:10 pm to 1:15 pm

    5101 Tolman Hall

    Self-Interest versus Other-Focus: Navigating the Self-Other Tradeoff in Interpersonal Relationships

    Presenter: Amie Gordon, Postdoctoral Fellow, UC San Francisco

    Relationships underscore every aspect of our lives, influencing the health and well-being of individuals, groups and organizations. One of the fundamental challenges in interpersonal relationships is balancing self-interest with the needs of another person. In this talk, I draw upon social, personality, and health psychology to investigate the factors that shape this self-other tradeoff with …

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