Penn SBSI Coronavirus COVID-19 Update

The Social and Behavioral Science Initiative staff is working remotely to comply with University protocols as we navigate the COVID-19 virus. We have suspended all talks until further notice. We are still accepting grant applications.

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SBSI Colloquia

Brown Bag and External Speaker Schedule

Due to public health concerns, all Spring 2020 SBSI colloquium starting March 18 have been postponed to Fall 2020. 

Fall 2020 Colloquia

September 2020 - Kobayashi
Date Speaker Title/Abstract
September 16, 2020
12:00-1:15pm
TBD

TBD

TBD

September 23, 2020
12:00-1:15pm
TBD

Kenji Kobayashi
Postdoc, Kable Lab
University of Pennsylvania

CANCELED

September 30, 2020
12:00-1:15pm
TBD

TBD

TBD

October 2020 - Beltrama, Danese, Silver
Date Speaker Title/Abstract
October 7, 2020
12:00-1:15pm
TBD

Andrea Beltrama
Postdoc, MindCORE
University of Pennsylvania

TBD

October 14, 2020
12:00-1:15pm
TBD

Giuseppe Danese
Postdoc, Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Program
University of Pennsylvania

TBD

October 21, 2020
12:00-1:15pm
TBD

TBD

TBD

October 28, 2020
12:00-1:15pm
TBD

Ike Silver
Graduate Student
University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School

TBD

November 2020 - Dahan, Crone
Date Speaker Title/Abstract
November 4, 2020
12:00-1:15pm
TBD

Delphine Dahan
Associate Professor, Psychology
University of Pennsylvania

TBD

November 11, 2020
12:00-1:15pm
TBD

TBD

TBD

November 18, 2020
12:00-1:15pm
TBD

Damien Crone
Postdoc, Positive Psychology Center
University of Pennsylvania

TBD
December 2020
Date Speaker Title/Abstract
December 2, 2020
12:00-1:15pm
TBD

TBD

TBD

Past SBSI Colloquia Series

Fall 2019 Colloquia

September 2019 - Yudkin

Date

Speaker

Title/Abstract

September 18, 2019
12:00-1:15pm
Solomon B50

Daniel Yudkin
Postdoc, SBSI
University of Pennsylvania

Flexible Ethics: On the Activation, Transportation, and Misperception of Moral Values
Abstract

October 2019 - Nave, Yaden, Mullett, Vazire, Rimeikyte

 

Date Speaker Title/Abstract
October 2, 2019
12:00-1:15pm
Solomon B50

Gideon Nave
Assistant Professor, Marketing
University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School

We are what we watch: movie’s contents predict the personality of their social media fans
Abstract

October 9, 2019
12:00-1:15pm
Solomon B50

David Yaden
Graduate Student, Psychology Department
University of Pennsylvania

The Psychology of Philosophy
Abstract

October 16, 2019
12:00-1:15pm
Solomon B50

Timothy Mullet
Assistant Professor, Behavioural Science
University of Warwick, Warwick Business School

Using health and policing data to predict impulsive and harmful behaviours 
Abstract

October 25, 2019
3:30-5:30pm
Levin SAIL (Room 111)

Simine Vazire
Associate Professor, Psychology
University of California, Davis

Do we want to be credible or incredible?
Abstract

October 30, 2019
12:00-1:15pm
Solomon B50

Vaida Rimeikyte
Postdoc, Jenkins Lab
University of Pennsylvania

Neural processing of decision costs and aversive events
Abstract

 

November 2019 - Bhatia, Lelkes, Guan
Date Speaker Title/Abstract
November 6, 2019
12:00-1:15pm
Solomon B50

Nazli Bhatia
Lecturer
University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School

“I was Going to Offer $10,000 but…”:                  The Effects of Phantom Anchors in Negotiation
Abstract

November 13, 2019
12:00-1:15pm
Solomon B50

Yphtach Lelkes
Assistant Professor, Communication
University of Pennsylvania, Annenberg School for Communication

The structure and (an) origin for political beliefs
Abstract

November 20, 2019
12:00-1:15pm
Solomon B50

Kate Guan
Visiting Scholar, Goodwin Lab
University of British Columbia

How do we feel when angels turn out to be demons?: The experience and effects of misjudging moral character
Abstract
December 2019 - Richards
Date Speaker Title/Abstract
December 4, 2019
12:00-1:15pm
Solomon B50

Keana Richards
Graudate Student, HBO Lab
University of Pennsylvania

Gender, preparation, and competitiveness
Abstract

Spring 2020 Colloquia

January 2020 - Skitka, Smith
Date Speaker Title/Abstract

January 22, 2020
12:00-1:30pm
Levin SAIL (Room 111)

Linda Skitka
Professor, Psychology
University of Illinois at Chicago

The Social and Political Implications of Moral Conviction
Abstract

January 29, 2020
12:00-1:15pm
Solomon D37

Kristopher Smith
Postdoc, SBSI
University of Pennsylvania

How exposure to other cultures is changing Hadza cooperation
Abstract

February 2020 - Platt, Zhao, Mattan
Date Speaker Title/Abstract
February 5, 2020
12:00-1:15pm
Solomon D37

Michael Platt
James S. Riepe University Professor, Departments of Neuroscience, Psychology, & Marketing
University of Pennsylvania

Climate Change and the Social Brain

February 12, 2020
12:00-1:15pm
Solomon D37

Joyce Zhao
Graduate Student, Computational Behavioral Science Lab
University of Pennsylvania

Towards a space of behavioral interventions: Insights from the drift diffusion model
Abstract

February 19, 2020
12:00-1:15pm
Solomon D37

Bradley Mattan
Postdoc, Communication Neuroscience Lab
University of Pennsylvania

A multi-method approach to how perceiver gender shapes status-based evaluations
Abstract

 

March 2020 - Mollerstrom
Date Speaker Title/Abstract
March 4, 2020
12:00-1:15pm
Solomon D37

Johanna Mollerstrom
Associate Professor, Economics
George Mason University

Can Simple Advice Eliminate the Gender Gap in Willingness to Compete?
Abstract

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