FRIDAY APRIL 24TH
Yoel Inbar (.htm) – Psychology; University of Toronto
"Attitudes Towards Genetically Engineered Food and Other Controversial Scientific Technologies"
Panel: Geoff Goodwin, Rachel Ruttan, Sydney Scott, and Deborah Small
You can view a recording of this seminar on YouTube: https://youtu.be/pg2G6uw-pk4
FRIDAY MAY 1st
Don Moore (.htm) – Management of Organizations; Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley
"Overprecision Is a Property of Thinking Systems"
Panel: Julia Minson, Jack Soll, Liz Tenney, Dan Walters, and Paul Windschitl
You can view a recording of this seminar on YouTube: https://youtu.be/jvscL_btKIo
FRIDAY MAY 8th
Nina Strohminger (.htm) – Legal Studies & Business Ethics; The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
"The Uncontrollable Bias of Advocacy"
Panel: Dorsa Amir, Joshua Lewis, David Melnikoff, Jessie Sun, and Arber Tasimi
You can view a recording of this seminar on YouTube: https://youtu.be/jtXUEB_sINA
Panel: Bart De Langhe, Shane Frederick, Mirjam Jenny, and Rick Larrick
You can view a recording of this seminar on YouTube: https://youtu.be/dZTwd27DSrk
FRIDAY MAY 22nd
Julia Minson (.htm) – Harvard Kennedy School
"Conversational Receptiveness: Expressing Engagement with Opposing Views"
Abstract. We examine “conversational receptiveness” – the use of language to communicate one’s willingness to thoughtfully engage with opposing views. We develop an interpretable machine-learning algorithm to identify the linguistic profile of receptiveness (Studies 1A-B). We then show that in contentious policy discussions, government executives who were rated as more receptive – according to our algorithm and their partners, but not their own self-evaluations – were considered better teammates, advisors, and workplace representatives (Study 2). Furthermore, using field data from a setting where conflict management is endemic to productivity, we show that conversational receptiveness at the beginning of a conversation forestalls conflict escalation at the end. Specifically, Wikipedia editors who write more receptive posts are less prone to receiving personal attacks from disagreeing editors (Study 3). We develop a “receptiveness recipe” intervention based on our algorithm. We find that writers who follow the recipe are seen as more desirable partners for future collaboration and their messages are seen as more persuasive (Study 4). Overall, we find that conversational receptiveness is reliably measurable, has meaningful relational consequences, and can be substantially improved using our intervention .
Panel: Daniel Ames, Frances Chen, George Loewenstein, Jane Risen, and Juliana Schroeder
You can view a recording of this seminar on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Irmyt2YJdO8
FRIDAY MAY 29th
Tom Meyvis (.htm) – Marketing; Stern School of Business, New York University
"Consuming Regardless of Preference: Consumers Overestimate the Impact of Liking on Consumption"
Panel: Elizabeth Dunn, Mike Norton, Rebecca Ratner, Oleg Urminsky, Heeyoung Yoon, and Gal Zauberman.
You can view a recording of this seminar on YouTube: https://youtu.be/JtePHEFzMks
FRIDAY June 5th
Katherine B. Coffman (.htm) – Negotiation, Organizations, & Markets; Harvard Business School
"Stereotypes and Belief Updating"
Panel: Linda Babcock, Manuela Collis, Alex Imas, PJ Healy, and Rebecca Schaumberg
You can view a recording of this seminar on YouTube: https://youtu.be/VKTvMyGcyoU
FRIDAY June 12th
Shane Frederick (.htm) – Marketing; Yale School of Management
"Reports, Predictions, and Extrospection"
Panel: Steve Malliaris, Cade Massey, Andrew Meyer, Alice Moon, and Abigail Sussman
Unfortunately, there is no available recording of this seminar.
FRIDAY June 19th
No seminar (due to Juneteenth holiday)
FRIDAY June 26th
Leaf Van Boven (.htm) – Psychology; University of Colorado-Boulder
"Party Over Pandemic: Political Partisanship Shapes Public Support for COVID-19 Policy"
Panel: Yoel Inbar, Neil Lewis, David Sherman, and Sander van der Linden
You can view a recording of this seminar on YouTube: https://youtu.be/fANwAnqhZnk
FRIDAY July 3rd
No seminar (due to July 4th holiday)
FRIDAY July 10th
Robyn LeBoeuf (.htm) – Marketing; Washington University in St. Louis
"Account-Depletion Aversion: People Avoid Spending Accounts Down to Zero"
Panel: Cindy Cryder, Scott Roeder, Shelle Santana, Marissa Sharif, Eesha Sharma, and Abigail Sussman
You can view a recording of this seminar on YouTube: https://youtu.be/ssTvlCbpHc8
FRIDAY July 17th
Alice Moon (.htm) – Operations, Information, and Decisions; The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
"Overestimating the Valuations and Preferences of Others"
Panel: Kate Barasz, Ioannis Evangelidis, Minah Jung, Ellie Kyung, and John McCoy
You can view a recording of this seminar on YouTube: https://youtu.be/EfML8rFwLxM
FRIDAY July 24th
Stephanie Tully (.htm) – Marketing; Stanford GSB
"Psychological Ownership of (Borrowed) Money"
Panel: Eva Buechel, Hal Hershfield, Nathan Novemsky, Eesha Sharma, and Suzanne Shu
You can view a recording of this seminar on YouTube: https://youtu.be/eDXzSS5dfYU
FRIDAY July 31st
Elisabeth Bik (.htm) – Harbers-Bik LLC
"The Dark Side of Science: Misconduct in Biomedical Research"
Panel: Mike Eisen, Ellen Evers, Alexandra Nelson, and Ed Vul
This talk was not recorded.