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Behavioral Science Workshops

Invited guests, faculty, and students present current research in decision-making and judgment in our workshop series. The emphasis of our workshop series is on behavioral implications of decision and judgment models.

Winter 2021 Workshop Schedule

When: Mondays, 10:00–11:30 a.m.
Who: Workshops are open to CDR faculty, researchers, staff, and students, plus invited guests. Additional requests to attend the workshop are handled on a case-by-case basis. Please email if you’d like to attend. 
Where: Zoom - link will be emailed to attendees before the event.


Monday, January 11, 2021

Larisa Hephetz
Columbia University

"Perceived (Im)morality and Identity"

Abstract: What makes us who we are? Philosophers have long suggested that it's our memories -- if we remembered our lives differently, our entire sense of self might change. This talk considers the extent to which laypeople's judgments match philosophical theories and what consequences these judgments hold for social judgment. In Part I, I discuss data showing that children and adults perceive moral beliefs to be especially central to identity. This is particularly true of widely shared moral beliefs, which are shared with most other people in one's culture. In Part II, I ask how children and adults think about the identities of people who have violated widely shared moral norms. Here, findings suggest that laypeople, especially children, attribute such behavior (e.g., contact with the legal system, which is often perceived to reflect a violation of widely shared moral norms) to internal "essences." Such perceptions lead to more negative responses toward people who are perceived to have committed transgressions. When discussing immorality, emphasizing behaviors ("she did something wrong") as opposed to internal characteristics ("she is a bad person") may benefit people who have transgressed -- which, at some point, will be all of us.  


Monday, February 15, 2021

Anne Gast
University of Cologne 

Title and abstract coming soon. 


Monday, February 22, 2021

Ana Gantman
Brooklyn College

Title and abstract coming soon.


Monday, March 8, 2021

Igor Grossman

Title and abstract coming soon.

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