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.


How Shocking Will Others Find Lady Gaga? Desensitization Via Repetition Biases Predictions

Poster Session VIII - Board: VIII- 043
Saturday, May 26, 2012, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
River Exhibition Hall

Troy Campbell
Duke University

Peter A. Ubel
Duke University

Accurate social cognition often depends on people’s abilities to predict how others will react to emotive content (e.g. art, sports, potentially risqué photos). In three studies we find desensitization to emotive stimuli via repeated exposure biases one’s predictions for how others (even complete novices) will respond to the emotive content.

Subject Area: Social
Keywords: Social Cognition

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