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Round H Symposia and Posters

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Do War Metaphors for Cancer Foster Helpful or Harmful Beliefs?
Chair/Speakers: David Hauser, David Hauser, Rose Hendricks, Teenie Matlock, Oana David
Abstract: How do metaphors that say to “fight cancer” affect how people think about their health? Six studies suggest they imply that cancer treatment is difficult. However, they fail to motivate people to take action when threatened by cancer, and they decrease the sense of control over whether one gets cancer. In essence, these metaphors may push lay persons to “give up” rather than “fight like hell.”

Women in High Places: Helping or Hurting Other Women?
Chair/Speakers: Andrea Vial, Mabel Abraham, Andrea Vial, Evava Pietri, Francesca Manzi
Abstract: This research explores two distinct pathways through which having women in leadership affects gender inequality in labor market outcomes. The first study takes a demand-side perspective focusing on the direct implications of female managers for employee pay inequality. The second study examines supply-side factors focusing on how perceptions of women in leadership affect job applicant choices.

Beyond Replication: Assumptions, Moderators, and Models
Chair/Speakers: Alexander Danvers, Alexandra Paxton, Caren Rotello, Alexander Danvers, Samantha Joel
Abstract: Recent technological advances have opened new opportunities for theory-building while improving our openness, transparency, and reproducibility. We present complementary efforts to strengthen theory by exploring human behavior across contexts: Dallinger (an online experiment platform: http://docs.dallinger.io/) and Data on the Mind (a community resource for big data: http://dataonthemind.org).

Narratives of Changing Selves
Chair/Speakers: Annayah Prosser, Annayah Prosser, Carol Iskiwitch, Kathryn Bollich, David Yaden
Abstract: The annual ‘Burning Man’ event has become synonymous with narratives of personal change and exploration. However, little research has served to empirically validate these anecdotal claims. In this work, 1500 accounts of personal change as a result of the event were analysed. Personal change was reported in eight distinct narratives, across two primary dimensions of self and other-focused change.

Decomposing Total Utility from Experience Over Time
Chair/Speakers: Alixandra Barasch, Masha Ksendzova, Alixandra Barasch, Ed O'Brien, Christopher Hsee
Abstract: The total utility of an event is the sum of the utility provided by its anticipation, experience, and recollection. Most models of total utility propose to weight phases equally, by duration. By contrast, we find that people accord experience more weight than other phases, regardless of its duration.

New Perspectives on the Social Functions of Emotions
Chair/Speakers: Sara Algoe, Christopher Oveis, Sara Algoe, Adrienne Wood, Margaret Boyer, Christopher Oveis
Abstract: Two studies address the possibility that the social functions of the emotion of gratitude build on the biological architecture for bonding, via the neuropeptide oxytocin. Data from videorecorded social interactions between romantic partners and daily reports provide suggestive evidence in support of the co-evolved bio-psycho-social mechanisms supporting gratitude’s social functions.

Self-Control in Daily Life
Chair/Speakers: Benjamin Wilkowski, Marina Milyavskaya, Denise de Ridder, Zlatan Krizan, Marina Milyavskaya, Benjamin Wilkowski
Abstract: An experience sampling study (N = 100) examined how self-control affects the identification and resolution of self-regulation dilemmas over the course of 3 months. It was found that high self-control is associated with better handling of dilemmas and contributes to stronger adaptive routines. Repeated engagement in the self-regulation task also improved strategies in people with low self-control.

Mindsets about Malleability Shape Intergroup Relations: New Insights and Outcomes
Chair/Speakers: Aneeta Rattan, Bonita London, Kristin Pauker, Shilpa Madan, Aneeta Rattan
Abstract: In two longitudinal studies of undergraduate and graduate women in STEM, perceiving a fixed mindset environment heightens the experience of threat among women by highlighting social inequalities, and undermining academic efficacy, social connectedness and STEM identity. Ultimately, these psychosocial processes and threats interfere with social belonging and academic persistence of women in STEM.


”The "Magritte Effect": Adherence to Conspiracy Beliefs as Fluid Compensation after a Meaning-Threat” (Jaïs Adam-Troïan)
”Development of the Perceptions of Racial Microaggressions Measure” (Rafael Aguilera)
”Love Songs as Stress Buffers: Experimental Investigation” (Ting Ai)
”Too High Maintenance for Me! The Effect of the Gluten-Free Dietary Restriction on Impressions of Romantic Partners” (Maya Aloni)
”Tobacco Retailers’ Compliance with FDA Regulations in Ethnically Diverse Neighborhoods” (Vanessa Altamirano)
”Descriptive vs. Prescriptive Belief in a Just World” (Joel Armstrong)
”In Spirit or In Flesh: The Interaction between Death Concerns and Religiosity on the Evaluation of a Human Jesus” (Robert Arrowood)
”The Impact of Psychological Essentialism on Social Inference” (Nobuko ASAI)
”Translating Environmental Concern into Action: The Contribution of Eco-Spiritual Beliefs and Sacred Values” (Adam Baimel)
”Religiosity and Unexplainable Experiences” (Evan Balkcom)
”What Makes Prejudice Acceptable?: Examining Intent, Harm, and Victim Characteristics” (Angela Bell)
”The Complex Relationship between Grit and Weight Loss” (Jabeene Bhimji)
”An Assessment of Parental Displays of Communion and Agency toward Young Children” (Ariel Blakey)
”Body Dissatisfaction is Related to Children’s Focus on Content versus Context in Parent-Child Discussions of Favorite Meals” (Gabriela Blanquiz)
”The Impact of Perceived Discrimination on Instant Friendship Connections” (Kaela Bonafede)
”Do You Really Understand Your Partner?: Empathic Accuracy Across the Transition to Parenthood” (Jerica Bornstein)
”The Effects of Political Polarization on News Consumption and Trust” (Julia Bottesini)
”Curious Exploration Predicts Psychological and Social Wellbeing” (Ashlyn Brady)
”Achieving Optimal Distinctiveness through Religion” (Craig Brinkman)
”Anxious Uncertainty and Approach Motivation Sensitivities as Predictors of Boredom Proneness and Low Self-Control” (Emily Britton)
”Extra Options or Extra Stigma?: Bisexual People are Seen as Less Dateable Than Others of the Same Gender” (Sara Burke)
”(Stop) Thinking like an Engineer” (Maxwell Burns)
”When is Value Not Valued?: Subjective Fatigue Causes a Devaluation of Multifinal Means” (Steven Buzinski)
”The Source of Threat: Disentangling the Stereotype Threat Experience of People with Concealable Stigmatized Identities” (Gabriel Camacho)
”The Impact of Internal and External Religious Threat upon Ideological Extremism” (Adam Carlitz)
”Creativity and Romantic Passion” (Kathleen Carswell)
”Family Value as Antidote: Interdependence Buffers Extrinsic Aspiration for Children” (Kaiyuan Chen)
”Interpersonal and Hormonal Outcomes of Partner Interactions for Avoidant Individuals” (Kristi Chin)
”Disgust Sensitivity, Social Conservatism, and Prejudicial Attitudes toward Arab-Americans and Muslims” (Kiara Cogar)
”Meaning in Life is Associated with Greater Exercise Behavior” (Cathy Cox)
”#Election2016: How Importance of Politics Predicted Presidential Election-Relevant Posts on Social Media” (Maureen Coyle)
”DEOMI Organization Climate Survey: An Assessment of Locally Developed Questions” (David Crittendon)
”Does the Person I Admire Tell Me About Who I Am?” (Yi Cui)
”It’s Logical: How Thinking Impacts Tolerance of Negative Relationship Behaviors” (Brittany D'Annunzio)
”The Effects of Situations and Personality on Goal Pursuit” (Roberto De La Rosa)
”Religions Influences on Different Implicit Relationships” (Colby Dean)
”The Socioecological Root of Stigma: A Cross-National Investigation” (Hongfei Du)
”A Dyadic Perspective on the Interpersonal Implications of Gratitude” (Alexander Dugas)
”Does Brief Mindfulness Boost Creative Problem Solving?” (Shelby Eaton)
”Wisdom and Post-Transgression Responses” (Nikan Eghbali)
”The Relationship between the 2016 Presidential Election on Twitter Language Use” (Chase Ehrig)
”Dual-Process Changes in Attachment Across the Transition to Parenthood” (Jami Eller)
”Effort Allocation in the Course of Goal-Pursuit” (Aviv Emanuel)
”Can Locus of Control Predict Vulnerability to Stereotype Threat?” (Tiffany Estep)
”Outcome-Based Dissonance and Morton’s Fork: Evaluative Consequences of Unfavorable Alternatives in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election” (Austin Eubanks)
”When I Feel Warm (Physically), I am Warm (Interpersonally): Assessing the Warm/Warmth Link in Daily Life” (Adam Fetterman)
”Supernatural Attributions: Measurement and Relation to Well-Being” (Frank D. Fincham)
”The Motivating Effect of Expectation-Inconsistent Social Information” (Katherine Flaschen)
”The Effects of Perceived Similarity and Perceived Group Immutability on Implicit and Explicit Prejudice” (Katherine Fritzlen)
”Perceived Ease of Goal Coordination in Close Relationships” (Jane Fung)
”Cleaning the Plate: Attentional Impulsivity Predicts Food Ordering Behavior and Increased Ratio of Consumption in Adolescents” (Celina Furman)
”Concurrent Validity of a Scale Measuring Motivation and Learning in Social Support and Attachment” (Rachel Gardetto)
”Exploring the Relationship between God-Complexity, Spiritual Struggles and Well-Being” (Karisha George)
”Optimism and the Longitudinal Decline of Sexual Passion in Newlywed Couples” (Yasaman Ghodse-Elahi)
”Race for Attention: Competing Racial Stimuli and Working Memory” (Guadalupe Gonzalez)
”Christopher to Kerry: An Analysis of Secretaries of State Integrative Complexity” (Laura Gornick)
”Beyond Values and Beliefs: Uncertainty and Political Activism” (Andrew Gregory)
”"Get Well Soon" May Get You Well, Soon: Physician’s Positive Expectation-Setting Reduces Itch in Allergic Reaction” (Emerson Hardebeck)
”Getting a Head Start: Using a Mobile Application to Monitor Sports Concussions” (Kaitlin Hardin)
”Investigating Distal Death Thought Accessibility Over Time: a Theoretical Exploration” (Lindsey Harvell-Bowman)
”Unexpected Results of Attempting to Manipulate Perceived Disease Risk Conviction” (Sarah Hayes)
”Covering in Cover Letters: Gender and Self-Presentation in Job Applications” (Joyce He)
”Understanding the Effects of Five Unique Health Interventions” (Dietlinde Heilmayr)
”Do People Really Know How They Feel about Their Romantic Partners?: The Roles of Motivation and Opportunity in Predicting Insight into Automatic Attitudes” (Lindsey Hicks)
”Overlooked and Understudied: Weight Stigma Predicts Poor Health in Men” (Mary Himmelstein)
”Intolerance of the Tolerant Left” (Nathan Honeycutt)
”Exploring the Association between Socioeconomic Status and HPV Vaccination Decisions” (Amy Houlihan)
”A Latent Profile Analysis of God Image in a Nationally Representative Sample of Adults” (Meredith Hoyland)
”Contextual Variability Promotes Abstraction” (Alexa Hubbard)
”The Long-Term Effects of Frequent Conflict on Close Relationships” (Kathleen Huber)
”How Close Relationships Facilitate Self-Compassion: The Association between Compassionate Goals and Self-Compassion” (Tao Jiang)
”Individual Differences in Perceived Threat in Processing Own-and-Other-Race Faces across Development” (Maria Jones)
”Contrasting Positive and Negative Associations to Neutral Associations in Implicit Tests” (Öyvind Jörgensen)
”Stereotyped Based Compensation Effects: Impressions of the Female SoCal Accent” (Saera Khan)
”The Protective Role of Maternal Prenatal Felt Security in the Transmission of Poor Maternal Health to the Infant” (Thomas Khullar)
”Experimental Study of Interpersonal Conflicts and Management Strategies in Collectivistic Cultures: Comparison between Japanese and Chinese People” (Masanori Kimura)
”Am I Upset Because of You or Me?: Social Comparison in Hetero- and Homosexual Romantic Couples” (Patrick Klaiber)
”Co-Failing at Self-Control: Shared Indulgence Predicts Minimized Guilt and Biased Food Representation” (Janna Kline)
”What Factors Underlie the Desire for Anthropomorphized Romantic Relationships?” (Mayu Koike)
”Does Identification with a Successful Character in the Story Video Impair Viewer’s Academic Performance as Positive Fantasy Does?” (Megumi Komori)
”Public Stigma and Self-Stigma Attached to Physical Versus Psychological Disabilities” (Robin Kowalski)
”Effects of Nationalist Leadership on Identification with Humanity” (Olivia Kuljian)
”Structuring Goals in a Network Boosts Creative Thinking” (Yk Hei Franki Kung)
”Self-Esteem and Agreeableness as Predictors of Accommodation Processes in Romantic Relationships” (Sherman (Shiu Man) Kwok)
”Who Should We List?: Examining the Consequences of Using Social Support in Transplant Listing Decisions” (Keren Ladin)
”Children’s Gender and Ethnic Biases Regarding Intelligence: An Intersectional Analysis” (Jillian Lauer)
”The Impact of Moderation Messages on Food Consumption” (Mitchell Lee)
”From Policy to Perception” (Cinoo Lee)
”The Role of Patient Beliefs in Healthcare” (Kari Leibowitz)
”Overlooking Excessive Force Perpetrated Against Communities of Color: The Effect of Implicit Bias, Outcome Bias and Cue Ambiguity on Culpability Decisions” (Jaclyn Lisnek)
”Social Comparisons Influence Migrants' Language Mindsets and Cultural Adjustment” (Nigel Mantou Lou)
”Differential Correlates of Moral Judgments and Prejudiced Attitudes Regarding Gay Men and Lesbians” (Stephanie Mallinas)
”A World Alone: Exploring Themes of Isolation in a Forum on Traumatic Stress” (Josh Mantovani)
”Self-Expansion and Psychological Well-Being within Romantic Relationships” (Kevin McIntyre)
”Religious People Endorse Different Standards of Evidence When Evaluating Religious versus Scientific Claims” (Jonathon McPhetres)
”Where We Live Affects What We Feel about Political Candidates” (Zachary Melton)
”Taking a Bite Out of the Free Speech Apple: College Students’ Attitudes toward Disinvitation of Campus Speakers” (Cynthia Meyersburg)
”Capitalization Support and Shared Reality in Romantic Dyads” (Maxwell Mikelic)
”Unfriending Increases Political Homogeneity” (Ian Miller)
”Balancing Conflicting Worldviews: Social Norms Moderate the Support or Rejection of Religious Justifications of Prejudice” (Jason Miller)
”Divergent Implications of Gratitude: Gratitude Increases Recipients’ Commitment by Increasing Liking, Yet Decreases Commitment by Increasing Perceived Differences in Relational Value” (Shae Montalvo)
”Self-Critical Perfectionism and Decreased Goal Progress: The Role of Positive Goal-Related Affect” (Emily Moore)
”Examining the Multidimensional Nature of Nonreligion and Secularity: A Cross-National Study” (Sean Moore)
”Who is Intolerant?: Political Ideological Symmetries and Asymmetries in Predictions About Intolerance” (G. Morgan)
”A Dyadic Investigation: Agreeable People Feel Closer, Extroverts Show It” (Erinda Morina)
”The Relative Contributions of Depression and Neuroticism to Retrospective Reports of Sleep Problems” (Mazheruddin Mulla)
”Comparing Cancer Survivors' Cognitions and Affective Associations towards Nutritious Foods” (Ashley Murray)
”He Loves Me… He Loves Me Not: Understanding Relationship Security” (Megan Nadzan)
”Effects of Regulatory Focus on the Evaluation of Messages: Focus the Familiarity as Moderators” (Masato Nagamine)
”Causal Uncertainty and Romantic Relationships” (Shana Needham)
”Meaning Motivated Magical Thinking Among Theists and Atheists” (Taylor Nelson)
”Attachment-Oriented Gratitude Promotes Insecure Parents' Connectedness and Well-Being” (Katherine Nelson-Coffey)
”What Can Your Acquaintances Do for You?: The Comparative Effects of Quality and Quantity of Weak and Close Tie Interaction in Predicting Well-Being and Goal Progress” (Thao Nguyen)
”Attachment Relationships with Deities” (Frances Nkara)
”Weight Bias and Deservingness: Predicted Outcomes and Justice Reactions Towards Individuals with Large Bodies” (Sarah Nutter)
”Implicit Theories of Fitness: Growth Mindsets Predict Physical Activity” (Kasey Orvidas)
”Double Attack: The Identity Costs of Age and Gender Stereotype Threats on Older Female Employees” (Fabio Paderi)
”Through Blue and Red Glasses: The Role of Media in Political Attitudes, Impressions, and Assumptions” (Victoria Parker)
”Physical Activity and Work-Related Outcomes: Implications Beyond Financial Savings” (Amanda Patel)
”Are You Woke?: Familiarity with Racial Microaggressions Affect Observers’ Perception of Their Impact on Targets” (Navanté Peacock)
”Place of Residence May Predict Human Exceptionalism but not Environmental Concern” (Ryan Pickering)
”Unpredictability, Body Awareness, and Eating in the Absence of Hunger: A Cognitive Schema Approach” (Randi Proffitt Leyva)
”The Effect of Expectation and Intention on the Appreciation of Absurd Humour” (Joshua Quinlan)
”Enduring Elephants and Dynamic Donkeys: The Effect of Conservatism on Ideal-Discrepancy Resolution” (J. Randell)
”Competitions and Competitors: Situational Ambiguity Promotes Expression of Trait Competitiveness in Structured Competition” (Zachary Reese)
”Conservatives and Liberals Disagree about How Bad Humans Are” (Ellen Reinhart)
”Examining the Effects of Visual Attention, Socioeconomic Status, and Social Support on Dietary Decision-Making and Healthy Eating” (Matthew Riccio)
”They're the Crazy Ones: Attempting to Increase Political Compromise in an Experimental Study” (Jacob Rode)
”Religious Ingroup Contact Predicts Outgroup Attitudes” (Brock Rozich)
”A Matter of Taste: Gustatory Sensitivity Predicts Political Conservatism” (Benjamin Ruisch)
”Unexpected Kind Acts Will Keep Your Partner Grateful in the Long Run: Effects of Relationship Length and Perceived Partner Expectations on Gratitude” (Eri Sasaki)
”We Speak the Same Language: Language Style Matching Facilitates Couple Intimacy” (Hannah Schepps)
”Empathy as a Mediator for Academic Self-Efficacy” (Jessica Schurz)
”Evidence That Collectivism Moderates the Effect of Religion Priming on Prosociality” (Matthew Scott)
”Personality and Cancer Screening in Two Cultures” (Celia Sen)
”Impact of a Shared Identity on Latinos’ Engagement in Political Action” (Jesus Serrano-Careaga)
”Projecting Beliefs about Science and Religion: Implications for Ingroup Preference and Outgroup Attitudes” (Carissa Sharp)
”Effects of New Leadership on Schismatic Intentions” (Bryan Sherburne)
”“You Chose Poorly”: Free Will Beliefs Mediate the Relationship between Conservatism and Internal Attributions of Those in Need” (Janelle Sherman)
”Disfluency (Complexity) Enhances QR Codes Appeal” (Rita Silva)
”Social Perceptions of the Divine: Implicit Trait Associations with the Concepts of God and Jesus” (Christopher Silver)
”Putting Yourself in the Victim’s Shoes: Does Perspective-Taking Affect Judgments of Sexism and Legal Decision-Making?” (Stefanie Simon)
”Does Social Avoidance Motivation Promote the Partners’ Avoidance Motivation?: The Convergence Process of Behavior According to Avoidance Motivation in Dyadic Relationships” (Toshihiko Soma)
”Does Pursuing Sex with an Ex Hinder Breakup Recovery over Time?” (Stephanie Spielmann)
”Threat to Self Motivates Stereotypical Assumptions of Appearance” (Jonathan Stahl)
”Distance Facilitates Analogical Transfer” (Susanna Stone)
”“We Don’t Win Anymore!”: How Low Power Affects Immigration Attitudes in White Men, A Terror Management Study” (Aaron Szczech-Johnson)
”Sevens a Crowd: Perspectives of Disney and Authors Based on Pornagraphic and Non-Pornagraphic Fan Art” (Andrew Tague)
”Stereotype Validation and Intellectual Performance: The Influence of Role Models” (Kelsey Thiem)
”Looking Back to Move Forward: Reactionism in the 2016 Presidential Election and Beyond” (Derrick Till)
”Expansion Promoting Experiences Predict Individual and Relationship Benefits” (Jennifer Tomlinson)
”Dyadic Analysis of Interpersonal Chemistry and Satisfaction in the Transition to Marriage” (Reese Tou)
”Home Is Where the Church Is?: The Role of Religion in the Acculturation Process of Russian-Speaking Immigrants in Finland” (Liisa Tuhkanen)
”Trust Predicts Change in Automatic Partner Attitudes” (Jordan Turner)
”Mind over Genome: Perceived Genetic Risk for Obesity Shapes Physiology Independent of Actual Genetic Risk” (Brad Turnwald)
”System Justification Depends on Temporal Comparison: Conservatives Support Regressive, but not Progressive Change” (Laura Van Berkel)
”Evil Pride: How Do Religious People React to Experiences of Success?” (Patty Van Cappellen)
”Individual Differences in Children’s Display of Attractiveness Biases” (Stephanie Verba)
”No Flow at the Dark Side: Depression Hinders the Experience of Flow” (Michael Wagner)
”Socioeconomic Status is Not Judged Equally: Target Race Shifts Standards in Interpersonal Judgments of SES” (Matt Weeks)
”It's Not What You Believe, but How: Intrinsic Religiosity and Fear of a Human Jesus” (Maddie Weinstock)
”Do Narcissists Benefit from Materialistic Pursuits?: A High-Powered Replication and Extension of Abeyta, Routledge, and Sedikides (2017)” (Kaitlyn Werner)
”Parent-Child Discourse about Healthy Habits and Child Snack Choices in Community and Pediatric Obesity Treatment-Seeking Families” (Sedona Whitmore)
”The Political Animal: Political Ideology and Fundamental Social Motives” (Adi Wiezel)
”Continuous When Convenient: Reminders of Historical Injustice Prompt Defensive Revisions of Historical Group Continuity” (Sarah Williams)
”The Psychological Immune System in Action: Coping with Negative Feedback after Confronting Racial Prejudice” (Cierra Williams)
”Examining the Why and How of Goal Pursuit: Cybernetic Processes Underlying Self-Determined Motivation’s Effects on Goal Progress” (Laverl Williamson)
”Common Themes Among Definitions of Holiness and Transcendence” (Lindsay Woodcock)
”Timing is Everything: The Role of Timing and Perspective on Perceptions of Subtle Confrontation of Sexism” (Julie Woodzicka)
”Enhancing Patient Control Leads to Less Blaming of Doctors: A Randomized Study” (Qian Yang)
”Developing Science Identities through Social Recognition Feedback among Underrepresented Minority Science Students” (Jeanette Zambrano)
”In Sickness and in Health: Validation of a Novel Tool to Assess Mindsets in Healthy and Chronically Ill Populations” (Sean Zion)

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