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Round F Symposia and Posters

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Live or Let Die? Responses to Difficult Goal Pursuit
Chair/Speakers: Hannah Moshontz, Anne Holding, Anne Holding, Marie Hennecke, Meaghan Barlow, Hannah Moshontz
Abstract: Using two multi-wave prospective longitudinal studies we examined students pursuing 3 personal goals across the academic year. MLM analyses revealed that high autonomous motivation protected students from goal disengagement 6 months later at both the between- and within-person level. However, autonomous reasons for disengagement were associated with increased disengagement progress at 9 months.

Improving Diversity in Organizations: Translating from Lab to Field
Chair/Speakers: Edward Chang, Edward Chang, L Taylor Phillips, Oriane Georgeac, Valerie Purdie Greenaway
Abstract: A field experiment (n=3017) offers evidence that diversity training can work. We tested an hour-long training about stereotypes and bias versus a placebo training. Our treatment significantly decreased modern sexism (p<0.001), driven entirely by men and international employees. Women in the U.S. showed no attitudinal change but were the only group to significantly improve their behavior (p<0.01).

Who Persuades Others? Individual and Role-Based Differences in Social Influence
Chair/Speakers: Alexander Maki, Kaitlin Raimi, Keven Joyal-Desmarais, Alexander Maki, Kaitlin Raimi, Korrina Duffy
Abstract: We extend the Theory of Planned Behavior to a dyadic context and, using a national sample of 1646 parent-teen dyads, show how the beliefs/intentions that teens and parents hold towards physical activity and fruit/vegetable consumption not only influence their own behaviors, but also each other’s behaviors. We elaborate on the importance of relational theories in social influence and health research.

Antecedents and Consequences of Economic Objectification
Chair/Speakers: Eva Krumhuber, Luca Andrighetto, Cristina Baldissarri, Xijing Wang, Agata Gasiorowska, Zhansheng Chen
Abstract: Three experiments showed that performing a manual or a computer objectifying task (vs. non-objectifying and vs. baseline condition) increases participants’ self-objectification, and in turn decreases their belief in having personal free will. These results were expanded in a field study in which the perception of being objectified by superiors was considered as a source of self-objectification.

The Secret World of Words: Psychological Insights from Language
Chair/Speakers: Jonah Berger, James Pennebaker, Kurt Gray, Amir Goldberg, Jonah Berger
Abstract: Computerized text analysis of Donald Trump's language reveals that he is the lowest of all presidents in analytic thinking and highest in confidence or clout. Rather than being an anomaly, he is part of a historical trend spanning over a century. Similar patterns exist among leaders in other countries. Changes in the media and the electorate are possible explanations.

How Crowds Create Threats and Opportunities for Individuals
Chair/Speakers: Iris Wang, Iris Wang, Ahreum Maeng, Marjorie Prokosch, Richard Larrick
Abstract: Why are crowded social situations aversive? Five studies demonstrate that exposure to disease threats leads people to see dense environments as more negative, more crowded, and less appealing to inhabit. These responses are unique to disease threat compared to threat of physical harm, suggesting that crowds are perceived as affording increased risk of pathogen transmission.


”Predictors of Tolerance: The Relationship Between a Quiet Ego, Prejudice, and Attitudes Toward Muslims” (Rosemary Al-Kire)
”The Values and Traits Underlying the Way We Process Information in Decision-Making” (Adi Amit)
”The Association between Perceived Partner Motivation and Well-Being: A Diary Study” (Esra Ascigil)
”Romeo and Juliet: Perceptions of Love of Stigmatized Relationships” (Natalia Assis)
”In-Group Status Won’t Protect You: The Moderating Effect of a Trivial Triggering Event on Ruminative Displaced Aggression” (Tatiana Avila)
”Avoiding the Fall: Prestige-Oriented Leaders Show Biased Attention to and Interpretation of Emotional Expressions When Their Social Approval is at Stake” (Katherine Bae)
”Choosing a Meal to Increase Your Appeal: Relationship Status, Dining Partner Gender, and Attractiveness Impact Nutritional Choices in Social Dining Scenarios” (Michael Baker)
”The Dilemma of Mismatched Sexual Ideals and the Buffering Effect of Sexual Responsiveness” (Rhonda Balzarini)
”Aggressing against Our Own: Rumination Type Moderates the Effect of Collective Narcissism on Displaced Aggression Towards In-Group Targets” (Dacey Bashaw)
”Same View, Different Lens: How Intersecting Identities Shift Stereotype Content for Black and Arab Men” (Veronica Bergstrom)
”Interpersonal Licensing and Goal-Pursuit Failure” (Tanisha Bhavnani)
”The Role of Language Style Matching in Romantic Relationship Processes” (Sabrina Bierstetel)
”Investigating Right Wing Authoritarianism with a Very Short Authoritarianism Scale” (Boris Bizumic)
”Factors that Buffer “Technoference” in Romantic Relationships” (Julia Briskin)
”Addressing the Psychological Needs of Disadvantaged Youth by Promoting Multiple Pathways to Higher Future Status” (Alexander Browman)
”Romance Versus Friendship: Examining Relationships Using the Investment Model” (Angelica Buczkowski)
”In Spontaneous Evaluations Men’s Attributes are More Often Processed than Women’s Attributes” (Juliane Burghardt)
”Motivational Framings of Confrontations to Curb Stereotyping” (Mason Burns)
”Attachment Priming and Interpersonal Problem-Solving” (Kathy Carnelley)
”Skeletal Cities and Disregarded Habitats: The Effects of Urban Decay on Death Anxiety” (Mario Casa de Calvo)
”A Crisis of Competence: Reference Group Gender Impacts the Relationship between Sexism and Perceiving Competence” (Brittany Cassidy)
”No Work and All Play: Understanding the Appeal of Submissive Fantasies” (Daniel Chadborn)
”Pressure to Steal, Cheat, and Lie: Responding to Family vs. Peer Pressure” (Linus Chan)
”Does Being “Real” Make a Person “Good”?: Authenticity Predicts Prosociality, Even for Narcissists” (Siyin Chen)
”Experiences of Racism and Race-Based Traumatic Stress: The Moderating Effects of Cyber Racism, Racial/Ethnic Identity, and Forgiveness” (Elise Choe)
”Impact of Subjective Quality of Day and Situational Incentives on Interpersonal Selfishness” (DANBEE CHON)
”Antisocial Traits, Negative Emotionality, and Trajectories of Relationship Quality in Mexican-Origin Couples” (D. Angus Clark)
”An Investigation into the Processes Underlying Closeness Development in the Fast Friends Paradigm” (Conrad Corretti)
”Why Are Some Meaning Frameworks More Meaningful Than Others? The Role of Significance, Purpose and Coherence” (Vlad Costin)
”Exploring Perceptions of Aggressive Interpersonal Behaviors: Bullying, Hazing, and Initiation Rituals” (Hayden Cox)
”Time to Shine: Public Attention Triggers Prosocial Motivation in Communal Narcissists” (Anna Czarna)
”Attitudes Toward Perfectionism in Romantic Relationships” (William Davis)
”The Role of Implicit Sexual Desire in Couples’ Sex Lives” (David de Jong)
”Addressing the Frequent Failures of Measurement of Self-Control” (Parker Dreves)
”What’s in a Screenname?: Relationships between Pseudonymity and Prosocial Behavior Online” (Katie Duchscherer)
”Searching For Light In The Dark: Exploring Advantages of Optimal Level of Narcissistic, Psychopathic and Machiavellian Tendencies” (Ipeknaz Erel)
”Implicit Partner Evaluations and Romantic Satisfaction: The Mediating Role of Nonverbal Behavior in Dyadic Interactions” (Ruddy Faure)
”Thou Shalt Not…: The Moderating Effect of Supernatural Primes on the Relationship between Viewing God as Punishing and Aggressive Behavior” (Jeremy Feiger)
”Prejudice in Disguise: Which Features Determine the Subtlety of Prejudicial Statements?” (Karolina Fetz)
”Friendship Quality Decreases over Time for Emerging Adults in Romantic Relationships” (Alexandra Fisher)
”Childhood Attachment Predicts Adult Attachment” (Cory Fleck)
”That’s Not Fair!: How Unfairness Appraisal and State Anger Mediate the Relationship between Resource Inequality and Retributive Justice” (Ronald Flores)
”In Search of Non-Voluntary Commitment: A Latent Profile Analysis of Investment Model Mechanisms in Highly Committed Romantic Partners” (Joshua Foster)
”Developing an Agnotological Scale: A Measure of Motivated Denial of Scientific and Expert Consensus” (Andrew Franks)
”Different Entitlement Bases within Grandiose and Vulnerable Narcissism” (Stephanie Freis)
”Relationships with STEM Role Models Predict Interest in STEM” (Melissa Fuesting)
”Regulatory Focus, Well-Being, and Perceptions of Value Similarity in Romantic Relationships” (Paul Fuglestad)
”The Impact of Differential Sources of Social Support on the Development of Internalizing Symptoms: An Investigation of Peer-Victimization among Adolescents” (Ashley Galsky)
”Effects of Technology on Infidelity and Romantic Relationships” (Alexandra Galvin)
”Honesty Is the Best Policy: Accepting Versus Denying Personal Prejudice” (Kiana Gandy)
”Why Do Biology Undergraduates’ Change Their Major?: Understanding the Decision Process Using a Mixed-Method Approach” (Yannan Gao)
”How Attributions Predict Motivational Advice: The Impact of Gender and Domain on the Association between Attributions and Suggested Regulatory Strategies” (Danielle Geerling)
”Considering the Over-Perception of Partner's Positive Emotion in Romantic Relationships” (Liana Gheorma)
”Standing on Shaky Ground and Living in the Now: How Resource Stability Influences Time Perspectives” (Jonathan Gore)
”The Dark Side of Antiheroes: Antisocial Tendencies and Affinity for Morally Ambiguous Characters” (Dara Greenwood)
”An Empirical Examination of the Situation Strength Hypothesis” (Robert Griffo)
”The Development of Narcissistic Admiration and Machiavellianism in Early Adulthood” (Michael P. Grosz)
”Covert versus Attitudinal Sociosexuality and Romantic Jealousy: A Multifaceted Analysis of the Green-Eyed Monster” (Tabitha Guillaume)
”Blinded by Anger: Collective Rumination Increases Displaced Aggression Toward In-Group but not Out-Group Targets” (Christopher Gunderson)
”Feeling Sexy: How Sexual Narcissism Influences Interpretations of Sexual Scenarios” (Sana Haddad)
”Institutional and Interpersonal Signals of Identity Threat” (William Hall)
”Individual Differences in Lifetime Intergroup Contact Affect the Ability to Accurately Infer Mental States” (Grace Handley)
”Giving Leads to Happiness in At-Risk and Antisocial Populations” (Katherine Hanniball)
”White Privilege: The Effects of Informer Race on Perceived Legitimacy” (Elizabeth Hawkins)
”Counterfactual Thinking Can Influence Levels of State Openness/Intellect” (Victoria Hotchin)
”Testing the Imagined Contact Approach for Reducing Prejudice Held by Japanese toward Koreans and Chinese” (Anqi Hu)
”Not Such Mean Girls After All: Comparing Teens’ Experiences with and Responses to Bullying” (Karlie Hughes)
”Removing the Rose-Colored Glasses: Contempt and In-Group Bias” (Sarah Husney)
”The Impact of Social Norms, Attitudes, Celebrity Culture, and Technology on Pathological Narcissism” (Elizabeth Huxley)
”Trust and Harmony-Seeking Orientation as Key Factors of Cooperation” (Shuma Iwatani)
”Examining Women’s Tendency to Mate Poach Across the Menstrual Cycle” (Margaret Jaeger)
”Perspective Taking and Relationship Advice” (Auriel Jasper-Morris)
”Existential Motivation and the Expression of Uniquely Human Traits” (Tyler Jimenez)
”Losing the “Babyweight”: Stigma and the Postpartum Weight-Loss Double-Bind” (Leslie Johnson)
”“Thou Shalt Not…”: Religiosity and Perceptions of Frequency and Acceptability of Sexual Behavior in Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Relationships” (Angel Kalafatis)
”Manners to Things” (Hiroko Kamide)
”Narcissistic Goodness: Engaging High-Narcissism Individuals in Charity” (Esther Kang)
”Attenuating Negative Outcomes of Mortality Salience with Awe” (Peter Kearns)
”The Effects of Mortality Salience on Parental Response” (Mike Kersten)
”Self-Event Connections, Reflexive Elaboration and Normativity of Events as Predictors for Stability of Life Narratives across Time” (Lili Khechuashvili)
”Motivation to Avoid Racial Prejudice Declined from 2009-2017” (Douglas Kievit)
”Breaking Down Breakups: A Regression of Variables Related to College Breakups” (Margaret Kneuer)
”Coping Humor and Its Relationship to Moral Elevation and Self-Compassion” (Abygail Kosiara)
”How Do We Keep Our Friends?: Friendship Jealousy as Negative Emotion for Positive Ends” (Jaimie Krems)
”Perceived Partner Responsiveness Baseline Influences Interpretations of Situational Responsiveness” (Kori Krueger)
”The Effects of Racialized Police Violence on Racial Attitudes” (Christina Lapytskaia)
”The Indirect Effect of Processing Style on the Relationship between Openness and Distrust of Science is Moderated by Experimental Priming of Rational Thinking” (Katherine Lastrapes)
”The Surprising Effects of Gender and Academic Contingencies of Self-Worth on Math Test with Supposed Gender Differences” (Jason S. Lawrence)
”You’re Blowing This Way out of Proportion: The Effect of a Trivial Triggering Event on Alcohol-Primed Displaced Aggression” (Sarah LeBlanc)
”I’m Sexy and I Know It: How Sexual Experiences Moderate the Relationship between Sexual Narcissism and Perceptions of Sexual Interest and Consent” (Jordanna Lembo)
”The Power of Companionate Love: Effects on Memory” (Gary Lewandowski)
”Materialistic Lovers Perceive Partner’s Responsiveness Less Accurately” (Sisi Li)
”Stewing about Injustice: The Impact of Resource Inequality and Justice Sensitivity on Rumination and Anger” (Joshua Lozano)
”Gender Differences in Cognitive Dissonance Reduction Strategies for Partner’s Physical Attractiveness” (Lijing Ma)
”Maladaptive Memory Reconstruction Undermines Self-Esteem and Motivation Among the Stigmatized” (Adam Magerman)
”Objectification in Romantic Relationships” (Elizabeth Mahar)
”An Integrative Complexity Analysis of Religious and Irreligious Thinking” (Hope Mahon)
”Prosocial Behavior in Sports: What Motivates Team Sport Players to Help?” (Zoi Manesi)
”Facebook Use Motivation and Well-Being: A Self-Determination Theory Perspective” (Elif Manuoğlu)
”Implicit Prejudice from the Perspective of the Dual Implicit Process Model” (David March)
”Not on My Watch!: Masculine Honor Beliefs and Perceptions and Expectations of Male Bystanders to Sexual Assault” (Amanda Martens)
”Temporal Discounting of Relationship-Induced Self-Concept Degradation” (Brent Mattingly)
”Prejudices and Punishments: The Role of Social Group Membership and Personal Implication on Reactions to Social Norm Violations” (Jessica McManus)
”Savage or Satire: Individual Differences in Perceptions of Disparaging and Subversive Racial Humor” (Stuart Miller)
”Can Regulatory Fit Improve Elementary School Students’ Performance and Motivation?” (Shuhei Miwa)
”Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones but Words Can Hurt Me Too: The Dangers of Parental Criticism in the Development of Child Self-Critical Perfectionism and Contingent Self-Esteem” (Amanda Moore)
”The Role of Suspect Race and Socioeconomic Status on Shooting Decisions” (Samantha Moore-Berg)
”Time Orientation, Social Norms and Helping Behavior” (Bihter Nigdeli)
”A Compassionate Devil’s Advocate and a Selfish Conformist: When Do the Japanese Go Against the Stream?” (Yu Niiya)
”He’s Just Not That into You, or Is He? : Sex Differences in Intimate Friendship and Romantic Love” (Yurika Ono)
”Stereotypes of Mental Health Professionals and Perceptions of Client-Therapist Relationships” (Hannah Osborn)
”Conquer Together: Dyadic Regulatory Focus Complementarity and Perceptions of Joint Goals” (Jessica Paek)
”Communally Constrained Decisions in Group Leadership” (Laura Ruth Parker)
”The Influence of Attachment on the Michelangelo Phenomenon” (Laura Patrick)
”Rejection Sensitivity Predicts the Inclusion of Friends in the Self-concept in Response to Romantic Potential and Romantic Dissolution” (Julie Peterson)
”Biases in Recruiting Participants for Romantic Relationship Studies” (Whitney Petit)
”Go Pro Bono: Prosocial Language as a Success Factor in Crowdfunding” (Agnieszka Pietraszkiewicz)
”Victimization among African American Youth: Examining the Influence of Social Competence on Academic Engagement” (Kasia Plessy)
”Providing and Receiving Forgiveness in Intimate Relationships: Associations with Relationship Satisfaction and Emotional Well-Being” (Jessie Pow)
”Which Types of Giving are Associated with a Reduced 7-Year Mortality Risk among Older Adults?” (Heng (Ellie) Qu)
”Mindfulness Meditation Training Modulates Electrocortical and Behavioral Indicators of Interracial Prosociality” (Alexandra Radloff)
”Motivations to Attend Fan Conventions” (Adam Ray)
”A Status-Striving Account of Psychological Entitlement” (Liz Redford)
”Greed Drives the Dark Triad” (John Rempel)
”Perceptions of Intimate Partner Support Best Conceptualized as Two Dimensions” (Alannah Rivers)
”Can Nostalgia Help Inspire College Students?” (Catherine Rizzuto)
”Measure Development for Coping with a Transgression by the Romantic Partner and it’s Association with Forgiveness” (Rodrigo Rosales Sarabia)
”Does Social Value Orientation Influence Prosocial Responses to “Watching Eyes”?” (Amanda Rotella)
”Endorsement of Aggression Varies Based on Gender” (Ayla Rubenstein)
”A Path to Building Diverse Communities: The Effect of Awe on Tolerance for Differing Beliefs” (Michael Ruiz)
”Sexist Content in Violent Video Games and Desensitization to Violence Against Women” (Samantha Sabin)
”The Effect of Mindsets about the Nature of People on Academic Engagement in “Brilliance-Required” Domains” (Annette Schieffelin)
”Can Genetic Essentialism be Reduced?” (Anita Schmalor)
”Motivating Pro-Social Behavior through Values-Affirmation: From MTurk To Abuja” (Claudia Schneider)
”Are You Plugged In?: Development and Validation of a New Construct of Smartphone Addiction, Dependency, Obsession and Anxiety” (Katelyn Schwieters)
”Pedaling Away from Threat: The Embodiment of Escape” (Leila Selimbegovic)
”Pathways to Satisfaction: Implicit Theories of Happiness Predict Different Beliefs about the Routes to Life Satisfaction Improvement” (Erin Shanahan)
”Defensive Pessimists Prepare to Act Carefully Toward an Excluded Person: The Effect of Cognitive Strategies on Observers’ Attitudes to a Person in a Social Exclusion Situation” (Haruka Shimizu)
”A Different Point of View: Shifting Memory Perspective when Recalling Racial Prejudice” (Mattea Sim)
”When Groups Alienate: Conceptualizing Bullying as Intergroup Conflict” (H. Sinclair)
”Expected Acceptance and Self-Disclosure in Close Relationships” (Cameron Smith)
”What are the Psychological Costs of Altruistic Behavior?” (Emily Smith)
”Self-Compassion and Moral Elevation” (Michelle Spangler)
”Personality and Prejudice Against the Poor: Individual Differences in Attribution of Blame for Poverty” (Henry Stephenson)
”Not Everyone Benefits from Having a Backup Plan: People with Relatively Lower Trait Power Get More Distracted by Backup Plans and Pursue Goals Less Successfully” (Leila Straub)
”Ignorance of History and Perceptions of Racism: Another Look at the Marley Hypothesis” (Jason Strickhouser)
”Socioeconomic Status Moderates Prosocial Acts Toward Ingroup and Outgroup Members” (Charlie Su)
”Predicting Change in Compassionate Goals: The Roles of Childhood Psychological Trauma and Partners’ Compassionate Goals” (Lining Sun)
”Oxytocin Increases Mentalising Ability, but Only for the Poor” (Rui Sun)
”The Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Spontaneous Helpfulness” (Tina Sundelin)
”I Give You Time Because I Don’t Have Time: Effects of Sense of Time Scarcity on Causal Attribution of Others’ Difficulties and Intention to Volunteer” (Masataka Takebe)
”Effects of Product Constraints on Performance in a Divergent Thinking Task: Regulatory Focus as a Moderator” (Li Tang)
”The Influences of Perceptions of Relational Mobility in Opposite-Sex Relationships and the Negative Attitude toward Romantic Love on Mental Health” (Junichi Taniguchi)
”The Psychometrics of iBrowse: How Students Study, Learn, and Behave in Online Educational Settings” (Mohini Tellakat)
”Charitable Giving and Social Influence: A Lab Experiment on Donor Similarity” (Yuan Tian)
”Which Buffers of Death Anxiety Do People Relatively Prefer against Mortality Salience?: Examining the Moderating Effect of Attachment Style” (Akihiro Toya)
”Is Prevention Focus Good for Performance?: The Role of Regulatory Closure” (Miki Toyama)
”Social Class Differences in Interview Responses Impact Ratings of Competency and Hiring Potential” (Mindy Truong)
”I Will Go Wherever You Will Go: Obsessive Thinking and Stalking Intentions” (Timothy Valshtein)
”Linguistic Features of Promotion and Prevention-Focused Experiences” (Leigh Ann Vaughn)
”Theory of Planned Behavior and Intention to Attend a Brony Convention” (Nicole Wagg)
”Maybe They’re Born With It, Maybe It’s Essentialism: Stereotypic Behaviors Influence Perceptions of Heritage of Racially Ambiguous Targets” (Rachael Waldrop)
”Implicit Academic Stereotyping Among Black and Non-Black Children” (Ashley Weinberg)
”Competition and Performance Goals: The Moderating Effects of Perceived Competence” (David Weissman)
”The Theory of Vicarious Help-Seeking and an Application Toward Countering Violent Extremism” (MICHAEL WILLIAMS)
”How Space Constraints Influence Physiological and Psychological Processes” (Hope Woods)
”An Investigation of the Divergences and Convergences of Trait Empathy Across Two Cultures” (Paria Yaghoubi Jami)
”Rise High Through Helping?: When and How Helping Increases One’s Perceived Social Rank” (Yidan Yin)
”Serenity and Global Thinking Style” (Fang Zhang)
”A Heart for Cooperation: Feeling Another Human’s Heartbeat Promotes Prosocial and Cooperative Behaviors” (Xuan Zhao)

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