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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

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

Colloquium | October 17 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Lindred Greer, Associate Professor, Stanford Graduate School of Business

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

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 consistent social...   More >

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Optimal robot action for and around people: Berkeley Distinguished Lectures in Data Science

Lecture | October 23 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Anca Dragan, Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, UC Berkeley

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Estimation, planning, control, and learning are giving us robots that can generate good behavior given a specified objective and set of constraints. What I care about is how humans enter this behavior generation picture, and study two complementary challenges: 1) how to optimize behavior when the robot is not acting in isolation, but needs to coordinate or collaborate with people; and 2) what to...   More >

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

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

Colloquium | October 24 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Margaret Lee, Postdoctoral Scholar, Center for Equity, Gender, and Leadership

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

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...   More >

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Their pain, our pleasure

Colloquium | November 7 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Mina Cikara, Assistant Professor, Harvard University

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

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...   More >

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Using Machine Learning to Understand Physician Decisions

Colloquium | November 13 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 1205 Berkeley Way West

 Ziad Obermeyer

 Public Health, School of

As the complexity of patients and the health care system grows, the human mind struggles to keep pace. Even with perfect incentives, medical decision making is maddeningly difficult, and it’s not surprising that doctors get many of these decisions wrong—with the end result of low-value care. Machine learning can help improve decision making in health care. I’ll present results suggesting that...   More >

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Berkeley Way West Craft Fair

Special Event | November 15 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, 1st Floor, Forum

 Public Health, School of

SPH Crafters show their wares. Perfect for Holiday Gifts.