Colloquium | September 26 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West
Michael O’Donnell, PhD Candidate, BerkeleyHaas; Michael Rosenblum, PhD Candidate, BerkeleyHaas
An informal gathering in which graduate students and postdoctoral fellows present their work to faculty and students and receive suggestions and feedback. Our presenters are:
"Preference Reversals in Willingness-to-Pay and Choice"
Tell It Like It is: When Political Incorrectness Promotes Authenticity
Presentation | October 3 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West
Professor Hany Farid, School of Information & Depts. Electrical Engineering and Computer Science UC Berkeley.
Professor Farid will describe a series of experiments that measure observers ability to distinguish the photographic from the computer-generated, simple steps that can be taken to improve observer accuracy, and preliminary studies that attempt to determine how observers are performing this task.
Please ask questions in a respectful manner
Colloquium | October 3 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West
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... More >
Reading - Nonfiction | October 10 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Haviland Hall, 227 (Social Research Library)
Author Charlan Nemeth, Professor of Psychology (UC Berkeley), will discuss her book In Defense of Troublemakers: The Power of Dissent in Life and Business (Basic Books, 2018). She will explain why dissent should be cherished, not feared, because it leads to more creative and better decision-making. Lone objectors from Twelve Angry Men to Edward Snowden force people to question their... More >
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
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 >
Seminar | November 9 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West
John Duncan, MRC Cognition & Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge
Abstract: Human fMRI studies show a tightly-localised set of multiple-demand or MD regions, involved in solution of many different cognitive challenges, widely separated yet strongly functionally connected, and linked to standard measures of fluid intelligence. Multiple-demand regions are generally associated with cognitive control, but how should control be conceived? Using data from... More >