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BOOK HERE Abstract We examine high-stakes strategic choice using more than 40 years of data from the American TV game show The Price Is Right. In every episode, contestants play a simple sequential game of perfect information for which the optimal strategy can be found through backward induction. We find that contestants systematically deviate from…
BOOK HERE Abstract Introduction: Knowing how different people, as “social sensors”, perceive demands posed by crisis situations and the available resources to cope with these, enables improved institutional response. Here we provide an example of how social media monitoring was used to track systemic risk perceptions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic in Portugal to inform…
BOOK HERE Abstract We utilise a quasi-experimental setup to identify causal effects of having additional peer groups on information exchange in a large online maternity community. The information exchange is a key performance indicator for the community as well as a public good among users. Pregnant users join default peer groups based on estimated due…
BOOK HERE Abstract It is often claimed that negative events carry a larger weight than positive events. Loss aversion is the manifestation of this argument in monetary outcomes. The current talk begins with a review examining early studies of the utility function of gains and losses, and in particular the original evidence for loss aversion…
BOOK HERE Abstract Although (dis)honesty is has been primarily studied in individual settings, it is often a social phenomenon. Indeed, people’s (dis)honesty is shaped by others, for instance by beneficiaries or victims of the (dis)honest act and by collaborators. Another social roles that people often take is in the form of advice givers. Increasingly, not…
BOOK HERE Abstract There is geographical variation in the ways in which people think, feel, and behave. How are we to understand the causes and consequences of such variation? Geographical psychology is an emerging subarea of research concerned with the spatial organization of psychological phenomena and how individual characteristics, social entities, and physical features of…
Details of individual seminars (abstracts, biography of speaker and link for booking) will be added to this schedule as they become available. If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please contact Barbara Summers (bs@lubs.leeds.ac.uk) Date Time Speaker Title Affiliation 08-Feb-22 14:00-15:00 Prof Jason Rentfrow Geographical Psychology: Causes & Consequences of Spatial…
BOOK HERE Abstract The widespread use of facial recognition leads to the dramatic decline of privacy and civil liberties. Ubiquitous CCTV cameras and giant databases of facial images, ranging from public social network profiles to national ID card registers, make it alarmingly easy to identify individuals, as well as track their location and social interactions….
BOOK HERE Abstract Warming climate enhances heat-related illness risks. Current research on heat stress has predominantly examined hazard and exposure factors as a cause of health impacts. They assume that heat stress is mainly caused by prolonged exposure to extreme heat environments, limited water intake, and failure of temperature regulation of one’s body. However, to…
BOOK HERE Abstract Making a good impression is a vital skill in life. When the stakes are high, effective impression management can help us get the job, ink the deal, or embark on a new relationship. Yet, while we all think we know how to make a good impression, we often miss the mark. My…