Convergence: Connecting Levels of Analysis in Psychological Science
 In the past, our field harbored distinct, and often competing, schools of thought that tackled different problems and produced findings that often appeared to diverge. Today, investigators attack shared problems at complementary levels of analysis and produce results that converge. Studies of people in a social world; mental systems of cognition and emotion; and biological mechanisms of the genome and the nervous system interconnect and yield an integrated psychological science. The APS 23rd Annual Convention displays, and celebrates, these advances in our field.

Choices: Social, Cognitive, and Neural Bases of Economic Decisions

When the Positive Becomes Normative

Saturday, May 28, 2011, 1:50 PM - 2:25 PM
International Ballroom West

Sheena S. Iyengar

Sheena S. Iyengar
Columbia University

When psychology and economics intersect, it is usually to examine the circumstances under which assumptions of rational self-interest fail to predict people's actual choices. In contrast, this talk will explore how people's choices can be affected by exposure to such assumptions or their signifiers (e.g., money).

This is part of the Choices: Social, Cognitive, and Neural Bases of Economic Decisions Theme Program. Additional Speakers

Sheena Iyengar in the news: The Economist (Feb 11, 2010), The Globe and Mail (Oct 11, 2010), Business Insider (Oct 28, 2010), and New America Media (Dec 26, 2010).

 
Subject Area: Choices: Social, Cognitive, and Neural Bases of Economic Decisions

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