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Innovation on Display at Inaugural SAS Conference

“Ideas worth spreading” were on display in Bethesda, Maryland, April 24–26. It wasn’t a TED Conference; it was the Inaugural Conference of the Society for Affective Science, a new nonprofit dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of emotions.

Leaders in the study of affect delivered eight 15-minute “TED-Inspired” talks on the following topics:

This is a photo of a video presentation from the Inaugural Conference of the Society for Affective Science.

Watch video of “TED-Inspired” talks at the Inaugural Conference of the Society for Affective Science.

Beyond Stereotype Threat: Reframing the Game to Quiet the Mind

Toni Schmader, University of British Columbia (Friday, 1:56)

Emotional Impact

APS William James Fellow Jerry Clore, University of Virginia (Friday, 27:58)

Social Regulation of Human Gene Expression

Steve Cole, University of California, Los Angeles (Friday, 48:56)

Not Happy? Just Wait

APS Fellow Laura Carstensen, Stanford University (Friday, 1:24:10)

Strategies for Self-Control in School-Age Children

Angela Duckworth, University of Pennsylvania (Saturday, 1:40)

Modeling Emotion in Virtual Humans

Stacy Marsella, University of Southern California (Saturday, 39:24)

Do Babies Want Revenge?

APS Fellow Paul Bloom, Yale University (Saturday, 1:14:30)

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