“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:
Beyond Stereotype Threat: Reframing the Game to Quiet the Mind
Toni Schmader, University of British Columbia (Friday, 1:56)
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)