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Kennedy and Pronin on the Spiral of Conflict

Posted on March 16, 2011

A group of  Harvard Law students are blogging over at the Law & Mind Blog.  Here is one of their posts about a chapter by Situationist Contributor Emily Pronin and Kathleen Kennedy (forthcoming in from Situationist Contributor Jon Hanson’s  book, “Ideology, Psychology, and Law”).  The post is authored by HLS student Michael Lieberman. * * […]

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The Situation of ‘Common Sense’

Posted on July 6, 2010

On April 15, I had the pleasure of participating in a Collaborative training symposium on Implicit Bias and Eyewitness Identification, conducted for Connecticut prosecutors and public defenders.  I spoke on the topic of implicit bias, a core research interest.  It was an interesting conversation, and the engagement was intelligent, thoughtful, and public minded. Afterwards, Chris Nolan, […]

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The Unproductive Situation of Picking Underdogs in the NCAA Tournament

Posted on March 20, 2010

Earlier this week, we blogged about the role of implicit attitudes in the selection of teams for the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Today we bring your attention to a New York Times piece by Nicholas Bakalar on a study titled, Match Madness: Probability Matching in Prediction of the NCAA Basketball Tournament.  The study’s authors, Professors […]

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Posted in Situationist Sports, Social Psychology, System Legitimacy | 1 Comment »

Hanson & Kysar To Deliver the 2010 Monsanto Lecture

Posted on March 18, 2010

Situationist Contributor Jon Hanson and Yale Law Professor Doug Kysar are co-delivering the 2010 Monsanto Lecture on Tort Law and Jurisprudence tomorrow at Valparaiso University School of Law.  Their lecture is titled “Abnormally Dangerous: Inequality Dissonance and the Making of Tort Law.”  Here’s the abstract. * * * At the conceptual heart of tort law […]

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Policy IAT Launched

Posted on September 22, 2008

The Project on Law and Mind Science recently launched a policy-oriented implicit association test (IAT). The IAT is an experimental method designed to measure associative information that people are either unwilling or unable to report. The test was first published by Greenwald and colleagues in 1998. The IAT builds on the implicit-explicit distinction in memory. […]

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Tony Greenwald on the IAT

Posted on January 6, 2008

Jesse Erwin has an article in December’s Observer summarizing a recent talk given by Tony Greenwald, one of the creators of IAT (and frequent collaborator with Situationist contributors, Mahzarin Banaji and Brian Nosek), about how and when the implicit association test works. We’ve excerpted portions of Erwin’s article below. * * * “Left…right…left…right” could be […]

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The (Unconscious) Situation of our Consciousness – Part I

Posted on November 15, 2007

In their 2003 article, “The Situational Character,” Situationist contributors Jon Hanson and David Yosifon summarized some of the evidence indicating that we greatly overestimate the role of our consciousness and of our will. Over the next few weeks, we will offer a series of posts containing, not only Hanson and Yosifon’s general summary, but also […]

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Yi Jianlian and Reverse Prejudice

Posted on October 12, 2007

Apparently, Chinese basketball star Yi Jianlian is no longer wary of Caucasian communities – at least those in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. On August 29, 2007, the Milwaukee Bucks managed to sign their first-round draft pick in the 2007 National Basketball Association draft but only after their owner, Herb Kohl, reportedly personally assured the youngster of certain […]

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Unlevel Playing Fields: From Baseball Diamonds to Emergency Rooms

Posted on August 19, 2007

Previous Situationist posts have discussed the significance of implicit associations (a key feature of the human animal’s “interior situation”), including “Hoyas, Hos, & Gangstas,” “Race Attributions and Georgetown University Basketball,” “Black History is Now” and “Implicit Bias and Strawmen.” This post collects summaries of a number of recent studies suggesting how routinely implicit associations may […]

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Posted in Choice Myth, Implicit Associations, Situationist Sports, Social Psychology | 4 Comments »

First Conference on Law and Mind Sciences

Posted on March 15, 2007

Jeff Dubner of the Harvard Law Record has an excellent recap of Conference on Law and Mind Sciences that we hosted last week at Harvard Law School. We described this conference last week, and Jeff provides some great detail of the event, which featured a number of prominent social psychologists and legal scholars. Here is […]

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Morality and Politics: A System Justification Perspective

Posted on March 5, 2015

An Interview with John Jost by Paul Rosenberg Note: This interview was originally published on Salon.com with an outrageously incendiary title that entirely misrepresented its content. Introduction by Paul Rosenberg: In the immediate aftermath of World War II, a wide range of thinkers, both secular and religious, struggled to make sense of the profound evil […]

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Posted in Ideology, Morality, Situationist Contributors, Social Psychology, System Legitimacy | 3 Comments »

2013 SPSP Awards

Posted on October 11, 2013

From SPSP Website: September 18, 2013 – When you pass by a stranger in need of help, do you stop to lend a hand? Maybe not… A landmark 1973 study found that seminary students in a hurry were less likely to help someone in distress, even when they were on their way to deliver a […]

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Not Your Granparents’ Prejudice

Posted on April 26, 2013

From NPR’s Code Switch (by Shankar Vedantam) a story about Situationist Contributor Mahzarin Banaji and Situationist friend Tony Greenwald. Harvard psychologist Mahzarin Banaji was once approached by a reporter for an interview. When Banaji heard the name of the magazine the reporter was writing for, she declined the interview: She didn’t think much of the […]

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The Interior Situation of the Climate Change Skeptic

Posted on April 23, 2013

From the APS Observer, an article by Situationist Contributor John T. Jost and Erin P. Hennes A multitude of environmental scientists, among others, worry that future generations will look back at the present era as one in which the human race could have — and should have —taken decisive action to prevent (or at least […]

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Posted in Environment, Ideology, Politics, Public Policy, Situationist Contributors, Social Psychology, System Legitimacy | 2 Comments »

Tony Greenwald Wins the William James Fellow Award

Posted on April 8, 2013

From the Washington Daily (an article about Situationist friend Tony Greenwald): Even though a black man sits in the White House, and a gay woman legislates in the Senate, according to nearly two decades of research by a professor of psychology at the UW, Anthony Greenwald, most people are racially, ethnically, religiously, or sexually biased. […]

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Blind Spot

Posted on March 3, 2013

From the Harvard Gazette (an article about Situationist Contributor Mahzarin Banaji’s extroardinary new book, co-authored with Anthony Greenwald): Mahzarin Banaji shouldn’t have been biased against women. A leading social psychologist — who rose from unlikely circumstances in her native India, where she once dreamed of becoming a secretary — she knew better than most that […]

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Mahzarin Banaji on The Cycle

Posted on February 14, 2013

Situationist Contributor Mahzarin Banaji discusses her fantastic new book, Blind Spot, on the MSNBC show,  The Cycle.  Related Situationist posts: Situationist Contributor Mahzarin Banaji Speaks at HLS Mahzarin Banaji on B.F. Skinner Mahzarin Banaji at Harvard Law School Mahzarin Banaji’s Situation The Situation of a Situationist – Mahzarin Banaji Banaji & Greenwald on Edge – Part V Firstiness Go to Project […]

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Posted in Ideology, Implicit Associations, Situationist Contributors, Video | 1 Comment »

Rising Star Interviews – Aaron Kay

Posted on January 23, 2013

In 2011, APS published a series of “Rising Star” interviews, including several of scholars who are Situationist Contributors or good friends of blog.  We will highlight some of those interviews in weeks ahead.  Here is the interview of Situationist Contributor, Aaron Kay. What does your research focus on? My research focuses on the relation between […]

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The Deeply Captured Situation of Sugar

Posted on November 25, 2012

Mother Jones has a superb new article on the deeply captured situation of sugar.  It begins as follows: ON A BRISK SPRING Tuesday in 1976, a pair of executives from the Sugar Association stepped up to the podium of a Chicago ballroom to accept the Oscar of the public relations world, the Silver Anvil award for excellence in “the forging […]

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Posted in Deep Capture, Food and Drug Law, History, Ideology, Life, Marketing, Public Relations | 1 Comment »

The Situational Effect of Negativity on Voting

Posted on November 5, 2012

From Forbes: Two studies published this month uncover some of the influences that play on the mind as we approach the voting booth. Think Negative, Think Certain  The first study, published in the British Journal of Social Psychology uncovers the power of negativity in framing political attitudes.  Researchers presented participants with information about two fictional candidates – one […]

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