UC Berkeley Institute of Personality and Social Research

Colloquia

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

    2121 Berkeley Way, Room 1104

    You Want How Much?! Perceptions of Extreme First Offers and The Men and Women Who Make Them

    Presenter: Margaret Lee, Postdoctoral Scholar, Center for Equity, Gender, and Leadership, Haas School of Business

    Much research has robustly shown that individuals benefit from making a first offer in negotiations and has advocated high offers for sellers and low offers for buyers. However, little research has considered how extreme (unreasonably high for sellers and unreasonably low for buyers) offers, as well as the negotiators who make them, are perceived. Experiment 1 found that, compared to moderate …

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  • Wed, Nov 7, 2018, 12:10 pm to 1:15 pm

    2121 Berkeley Way, Room 1104

    Their pain, our pleasure

    Presenter: Mina Cikara, Assistant Professor, Harvard University

    If humans are innately good, cooperative, fair, and averse to harming one another, why does widespread intergroup conflict persist? Several factors contribute to fomenting hostility between groups; in my talk I will focus on the role of pleasure in response to out-group pain. People who identify strongly with their social groups frequently experience pleasure when they observe threatening …

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  • Wed, Oct 17, 2018, 12:10 pm to 1:15 pm

    2121 Berkeley Way, Room 1104

    Emotionally Unpredictable Leaders Harm Team Performance Because They Create Intra-team Power Struggles

    Presenter: Lindred Greer, Associate Professor, Stanford Graduate School of Business

    Prior research demonstrates that the discrete emotional displays of leaders, such as anger and happiness, send social information to followers that helps to direct team members’ focus, understanding of the situation, and motivation, boosting team performance. We argue that a key assumption underlying this research is that leaders’ emotions are informative to followers, sending …

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  • Wed, Oct 10, 2018, 12:10 pm to 1:15 pm

    2121 Berkeley Way, Room 1104

    Sleepless and alone: How does sleep loss affect our social life?

    Presenter: Eti Ben Simon, Postdoctoral Fellow, The Center for Human Sleep Research, UC Berkeley

    Loneliness is a growing public health epidemic, reliably increasing mortality and morbidity risks in socially isolated individuals. A potential factor linking loneliness to poor health is disturbed sleep. Both lonely individuals as well as socially isolated animals suffer from worse sleep quality compared to socially connected controls. Focusing on the importance of sleep in modulating social …

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  • Wed, Oct 3, 2018, 12:10 pm to 1:15 pm

    2121 Berkeley Way, Room 1104

    Being Real

    Presenter: Chris Hopwood, Associate Professor, UC Davis

    Although the concept of authenticity has been an enduring interest among philosophers, theorists, and psychological scientists, no consensual definition has been achieved. Points of contrast across theories include whether authenticity is a trait or a state, whether it is general or role-specific, the degree to which it encompasses internal experiences and external behaviors, and the extent to …

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  • Wed, Sep 12, 2018, 12:10 pm to 1:15 pm

    2121 Berkeley Way, Room 1104

    Our Emotions, Our Bodies, Ourselves: Sources of Variability in our Affective Responses to the World

    Presenter: Erika Siegel, Postdoctoral Fellow, UC San Francisco

    Traditional theories about emotion posit that variation in responses to evocative stimuli is epiphenomenal, or unrelated, to the experience of emotion. In this talk, I present data from a meta-analysis on bodily responses during emotion from which I will argue that variation in responses is pervasive and normative and that understanding the full scope of human emotion requires …

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  • Wed, Sep 5, 2018, 12:10 pm to 1:15 pm

    2121 Berkeley Way, Room 1104

    Multilevel Modeling: What it is, when you need it (and when you don't), and 4 important questions to ask every time you use it

    Presenter: Amie Gordon, Postdoctoral Fellow, UC San Francisco

    Multilevel modeling (MLM) is everywhere these days. Reviewers are increasingly asking people to use this advanced approach to statistics and there are more and more online calculators devoted to helping people run MLM analyses. But MLM requires making a lot of choices, and without a clear understanding of what MLM is, it is easy to make mistakes. In this one hour whirlwind tour …

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