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Wegstock #7 – Nick Epley

Posted on August 9, 2013

In 2011, a conference honoring Dan Wegner, “Wegstock,” was held at Harvard University. Speakers include Dan Gilbert, Susan Fiske, Tim Wilson, Jon Haidt, Henk Aarts, Bill Swann, Todd Heatherton, Thalia Wheatley, Ap Dijksterhuis, Jon Krosnick, Jerry Clore, Bill Crano, Robin Vallacher, Jamie Pennebaker, Jonathan Schooler and Dan Wegner. The talks are brief and are well […]

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Wegstock #6 – Kurt Gray

Posted on August 6, 2013

In 2011, a conference honoring Dan Wegner, “Wegstock,” was held at Harvard University. Speakers include Dan Gilbert, Susan Fiske, Tim Wilson, Jon Haidt, Henk Aarts, Nick Epley, Bill Swann, Todd Heatherton, Thalia Wheatley, Ap Dijksterhuis, Jon Krosnick, Jerry Clore, Bill Crano, Robin Vallacher, Jamie Pennebaker, Jonathan Schooler and Dan Wegner. The talks are brief and […]

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Wegstock #5 – Henk Aarts

Posted on August 2, 2013

In 2011, a conference honoring Dan Wegner, “Wegstock,” was held at Harvard University. Speakers include Dan Gilbert, Susan Fiske, Tim Wilson, Jon Haidt, Henk Aarts, Nick Epley, Bill Swann, Todd Heatherton, Thalia Wheatley, Ap Dijksterhuis, Jon Krosnick, Jerry Clore, Bill Crano, Robin Vallacher, Jamie Pennebaker, Jonathan Schooler and Dan Wegner. The talks are brief and […]

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Wegstock #4 – Tim Wilson

Posted on July 29, 2013

In 2011, a conference honoring Dan Wegner, “Wegstock,” was held at Harvard University. Speakers include Dan Gilbert, Susan Fiske, Tim Wilson, Jon Haidt, Henk Aarts, Nick Epley, Bill Swann, Todd Heatherton, Thalia Wheatley, Ap Dijksterhuis, Jon Krosnick, Jerry Clore, Bill Crano, Robin Vallacher, Jamie Pennebaker, Jonathan Schooler and Dan Wegner. The talks are brief and […]

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Wegstock #3 – John Haidt

Posted on July 26, 2013

In 2011, a conference honoring Dan Wegner, “Wegstock,” was held at Harvard University. Speakers include Dan Gilbert, Susan Fiske, Tim Wilson, Jon Haidt, Henk Aarts, Nick Epley, Bill Swann, Todd Heatherton, Thalia Wheatley, Ap Dijksterhuis, Jon Krosnick, Jerry Clore, Bill Crano, Robin Vallacher, Jamie Pennebaker, Jonathan Schooler and Dan Wegner. The talks are brief and […]

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Wegstock #2 – Susan Fiske

Posted on July 24, 2013

In 2011, a conference honoring Dan Wegner, “Wegstock,” was held at Harvard University. Speakers include Dan Gilbert, Susan Fiske, Tim Wilson, Jon Haidt, Henk Aarts, Nick Epley, Bill Swann, Todd Heatherton, Thalia Wheatley, Ap Dijksterhuis, Jon Krosnick, Jerry Clore, Bill Crano, Robin Vallacher, Jamie Pennebaker, Jonathan Schooler and Dan Wegner. The talks are brief and […]

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Wegstock #1 – Dan Gilbert’s Opening Remarks

Posted on July 21, 2013

In 2011, a conference honoring Dan Wegner, “Wegstock,” was held at Harvard University. Speakers include Dan Gilbert, Susan Fiske, Tim Wilson, Jon Haidt, Henk Aarts, Nick Epley, Bill Swann, Todd Heatherton, Thalia Wheatley, Ap Dijksterhuis, Jon Krosnick, Jerry Clore, Bill Crano, Robin Vallacher, Jamie Pennebaker, Jonathan Schooler and Dan Wegner. The talks are brief and […]

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Wegstock 2011

Posted on August 3, 2012

In 2011, a conference honoring Dan Wegner, “Wegstock,” was held at Harvard University.  Videos of the talks are available online here. Speakers include Dan Gilbert, Susan Fiske, Tim Wilson, Jon Haidt, Henk Aarts, Nick Epley, Bill Swann, Todd Heatherton, Thalia Wheatley, Ap Dijksterhuis, Jon Krosnick, Jerry Clore, Bill Crano, Robin Vallacher, Jamie Pennebaker, Jonathan Schooler […]

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Holier Than Thou

Posted on May 6, 2009

Benedict Carey had a great piece in the New York Times this week, “Stumbling Blocks on the Path of Righteousness.”  Here are some excerpts. * * * Most people are adamant: They would never do it. Ever. Never deliberately inflict pain on another person, just to obtain information. Ever artificially inflate the value of some […]

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Posted in Choice Myth, Emotions, Morality, Naive Cynicism, Social Psychology | 1 Comment »

The Situation of Faith in God or Science

Posted on December 17, 2008

From Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor for University of Illinois News Bureau: * * * A person’s unconscious attitudes toward science and God may be fundamentally opposed, researchers report, depending on how religion and science are used to answer “ultimate” questions such as how the universe began or the origin of life. What’s more, those […]

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The Market’s Personality: Dispositionalizing Situational Characters

Posted on September 17, 2008

Joel Garreau and Shankar Vedantam have a nice article, “Dealing with Scary Mr. Market,” in Tuesday’s Washington Post about the human tendency to see human tendencies in non-humans.  The inclination to anthropomorphize is, in our view, better understood as another example of the inclination to dispositionalize — a misleading bias even when directed at the […]

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Some Reflections on Reflections

Posted on July 22, 2008

Natalie Angier has a terrific piece in today’s New York Times titled “Mirrors Don’t Lie. Mislead? Oh, Yes.” The article is worth reading in its entirety. Here is a taste of what you’ll find. * * * [R]esearchers have determined that mirrors can subtly affect human behavior, often in surprisingly positive ways. Subjects tested in […]

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Situationism in the Blogosphere – February ’08

Posted on March 5, 2008

Below, we’ve posted titles and a brief quotation from some of our favorite non-Situationist situationist blogging during February. (They are listed in alphabetical order by source.) * * * From Cognitive Daily: “The anatomy of an illusion — and what it tells us about the visual system” “Take a look at this amazing illusion created […]

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