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Round I Symposia and Posters

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Making an Impact: Taking Meaningful Action on Real-Life Goals
Chair/Speakers: Benjamin A. Converse, Ayelet Fishbach, Ayelet Fishbach, David Yeager, Paschal Sheeran, Benjamin A. Converse
Abstract: Six studies, including lab and field experiments, and secondary data from fundraising campaigns, show that people expect charitable donations—much like snowballs—to have more impact on nearby (vs. faraway) targets. Therefore, because making an impact is a powerful motivator of prosociality, people are more willing to take action to help nearby (vs. faraway) causes -independent of social distance.

Political and Intergroup Dynamics Within and Between Marginalized Groups
Chair/Speakers: Chadly Stern, Maureen Craig, Chadly Stern, Gabriel Sanchez, Maureen Craig, Demis Glasford
Abstract: Who do minorities view as positive representatives of their community? We found that civil rights groups and sexual minority participants who supported the societal status quo were more likely to express preference for group members who challenged (vs. embraced) stereotypes. This effect was explained in part through thinking that group members who challenge stereotypes are better representatives.

Overcoming Group Bias and Fostering Intergroup Helping in Children
Chair/Speakers: Antonia Misch, Jellie Sierksma, Yarrow Dunham, Antonia Misch, Jellie Sierksma, Niamh McLoughlin
Abstract: Can we reduce discrimination by changing contexts in which behavior occurs? We explore the shift from a unilateral context in which one party has all the power to a bilateral context in which both parties must reach a deal. We show that adults and children as young as 6 spontaneously cease discriminatory behavior in the bilateral context, suggesting a promising means of bias reduction.

The Budding Collectivism Revolution
Chair/Speakers: Thomas Talhelm, Shi Liu, Thomas Talhelm, Masaki Yuki, Shi Liu, Alvaro San Martin
Abstract: A quiet revolution is converging on the idea that the commonly used concept of collectivism does not fit the data. We review evidence that the most-used scales don’t work because they measure liking “other people” rather than a tight system of stable relationships and duty. Then we show that writing new items measuring tight ties versus generalized positivity reliably detects cultural differences.

New Naturalistic Methods for Understanding Well-Being through Everyday Behavioral Traces
Chair/Speakers: Aaron Weidman, Jessie Sun, Aaron Weidman, Jessie Sun, H. Schwartz, Gabriella Harari
Abstract: To circumvent the limits of self-report assessment, we developed a method for predicting happiness without asking people. Participants (N=502) completed 3,926 one-minute audio recordings on their smartphones, and reported their momentary happiness. We used machine learning analyses to predict momentary happiness at above-chance levels from acoustic features extracted from each of these recordings.

How Groups Help and Hinder Sustainability: Insights Beyond the Lab
Chair/Speakers: Jonathon Schuldt, Adam Pearson, Adina Abeles, Hwanseok Song, Phillip Ehret, Adam Pearson
Abstract: We shed new light on factors that shape perceptions of public opinion about whether global warming has been happening. A survey of a national probability sample of American adults (N=804) suggests that political partisans project the opposite opinion onto out-group members, and that alignment between one's own opinion and the perceived norm of a political party moderates social projection.

Dynamics of Personality Change and Close Relationships
Chair/Speakers: Katherine Finnigan, Simine Vazire, Jia Chong, M. Donnellan, Katherine Finnigan, Anne Reitz
Abstract: The present study examines the relationship between the trajectory of personality traits and perceived partner responsiveness in response to positive and negative life events. Data were collected on a weekly basis over the course of a year. The study results show that weekly changes in personality traits co-vary with weekly changes in partner responsiveness.

When Good is Bad: Surprising Limits and Consequences of Prosociality
Chair/Speakers: Lily Jampol, Kieran O'Connor, Daron Sharps, Lily Jampol, Valerio Capraro
Abstract: Four studies demonstrate that moral cleansing – doing good deeds to compensate for bad ones – may seem hypocritical to observers. Individuals are judged as less praiseworthy when their private volunteering (e.g., helping people quit smoking) was attributed to a motivation to reduce feelings of guilt about their work (e.g. tobacco company), a finding mediated by increased judgments of hypocrisy.


”Making America Safe Again?: Beliefs in Pure Evil as a Predictor of Support for Executive Order Travel Bans” (Sarah Albert)
”Mate-Retention Behaviors Mediate the Association Between Insecure Attachment and Future Relationship Satisfaction” (Emma Altgelt)
”How Do You Understand Me, Let Me Count the Ways: Ease of Retrieval about Interpersonal Understanding Bolsters Relationship Identification” (Emilie Auger)
”Passionately Attached: The Role of Attachment Styles in Harmonious and Obsessive Romantic Passion” (Zachary Baker)
”When "I H8 U" is Mean or Not: The Development of a New Cyber-Aggression Paradigm” (Christopher Barlett)
”The Pursuit of Marital Happiness: Culture of Honor, Mate Guarding, and Myths” (Kiersten Baughman)
”The Effects of Brain Stimulation on Motivation” (Sarah Beth Bell)
”Proactive Personality: The Possibilities of Reconstructing the STEM Context” (Tessa Benson-Greenwald)
”Groups 4 Education: An Intervention to Improve Learning Outcomes” (Sarah Bentley)
”Coping Strategies for Painful Comparison: The Role of Closeness” (Adi Berson)
”Personality Related to Social Media Use” (Zachary Bieganowski)
”ADHD and the Dark Side of Leadership” (Elizabeth Bodalski)
”Do Play with Your Food: Comparing "Traditional" and "Fun" Approaches to Youth Nutrition Education” (Danielle Boles)
”Beyond Social Anxiety: Exploring other Predictors of Social Surrogate Use” (Eliane Boucher)
”Openness Moderates Positive Affect for Religious Individuals Receiving Information that Religiosity Facilitates Experiences” (Patrick Boyd)
”Effective Communication of Population-Level Risks” (Cameron Brick)
”Internet Trolls as Everyday Sadists: Pleasure and Rationalization as Psychological Mechanisms” (Erin Buckels)
”The Role of Goal Orientation on Students’ Adjustment to College” (Kevin Carson)
”It’s a Man’s Job: Masculine Honor and Men’s and Women’s Perceptions of their Significant Other Confronting Threat” (Steven Chalman)
”Feeling Touched: Expressing Gratitude to Partners Increases Time Shared with Them in Person” (Yen-Ping Chang)
”Covert Narcissism: Conceptualization, Measurement, and Relations with other Narcissistic Tendencies” (Jonathan Cheek)
”The Cost of Humanity: More Positive Attitudes towards Humanity Curtail Concern for Nature” (Wing Yee Cheung)
”Ideological Myside Bias in Syllogistic Reasoning Predicts Political Intolerance” (WonJoon Choi)
”The Beliefs About Life Meaning Scale: Development and Preliminary Validation” (Andrew Christy)
”The Role of Big-Five Personality Traits in Perceived Responsiveness during Getting-Acquainted Interactions” (Oyku Ciftci)
”Canine-Owner Personality Similarity: A Multi-Method Evaluation” (Allison Clamp)
”Dimensions of Callous and Unemotional Traits Associate Differentially with Rule Breaking and Aggressive Behaviors: A Multiple-Informant Investigation” (Sumer Coile)
”Let Me Down Gently: Attachment as a Predictor of the Recipient's Preferred Breakup Strategy” (Tara Collins)
”Pathological Personality Traits and Utilitarian Moral Judgments” (Sinead Cronin)
”Death-Thought Accessibility and Worldview Defense Following Variable Time Delays” (Alexander Darrell)
”Personality Traits and Sexual-Esteem in Women: How This Relationship is Mediated by Sociosexual Orientation” (Lua Davis)
”A Test of an Online Approach to Studying Negative Reinforcement Schedules in Attachment Learning” (Claudio DeBon)
”Demographic Comparison of American Polyamorous and Monogamous Individuals from Two Online Convenience Samples” (Christoffer Dharma)
”Risky Behaviors across Different Modes of Communication as Predictors of Cyberbullying Victimization” (Ashley Doane)
”Heads or Tails?: How a Coin Flip Affects the Need for Further Information in Decision-Making” (Maria Douneva)
”Self-Compassion Facilitates Received Social Support on Distressing Days” (Jessica Dupasquier)
”Psychopathy and the Perception of the Genuineness of Facial Expressions” (Leah Efferson)
”Evaluation of a Semester-based Mindset Intervention in Math-Intensive College Courses” (Joyce Ehrlinger)
”Say Something vs. Say Nothing: Assessing Costs of Voicing Disapproval for Romantic Relationships vs. Friendships” (Chelsea Ellithorpe)
”Personal Values and Perception Biases” (Andrey Elster)
”Crossing the (Blue) Line: Law Enforcement Stress, Relationships, and Social Support” (Margaret Engelhard)
”Altered States of Consciousness in Extreme Rituals” (Jennifer Erickson)
”Can Using Smartphones Influence Decision Making Processes?” (Shir Etgar)
”Final Gay Fantasy 7: Attachment Style and Social Support of LGBT Gamers” (Adam Everson)
”Auditory Gaydar from the Target's Perspective: Who Wants to be Detected and Why?” (Fabio Fasoli)
”The Role of Personality Influence Feeling of Authenticity in Situational Behavior” (Hillary Feran)
”Models of Work Ethic: Improving Perceptions of Lower-Class Students in Higher Education” (Christina Fitzpatrick)
”Mindfulness and Visual Attention” (Cameron Ford)
”Fixed Mindsets Can Be Hard to Change: Ideological Motivations Can Sustain Fixed Mindsets” (Rachel Forsyth)
”Mindful Emotion Regulation, Attribution and Satisfaction in Romantic Relationships: A Priming Approach” (Andrea Führer)
”Grandiose Narcissists Seek Status Selectively” (Miranda Giacomin)
”Short-term Mindfulness Training Dampens Late Positive Potential Responses to Disgust” (Robert Goodman)
”Triarchic Psychopathy Dimensions in Children: Contributions of Parenting and Cognitive Control” (Lindsey Green)
”Teaching under Threat: Affirmation Buffers New Teachers from Identity Threat, Improving Classroom Rigor and Relationships” (Camilla Griffiths)
”Alcohol Consumption and Intimate Partner Aggression: Moderating Effects of Trait Anger and Psychological Flexibility” (Jessica Grom)
”Betting on Momentum: Psychological Momentum Increases Expectation of Winning” (Rachel Habbert)
”Ready for Love: How Commitment Readiness Promotes Romantic Relationship Pursuit and Development” (Benjamin Hadden)
”Lay Personality Theory: What Regular People Think Different Traits Consist Of” (Judith Hall)
”Personal Growth from Date Nights: A Self-Expansion Explanation” (Cheryl Harasymchuk)
”The Light at the End of the Perfectionism Tunnel: The Benefits and Pitfalls of the Two Types of Perfectionism With Regards to Career Outcomes” (Brenda Harvey)
”Using Big Data and Targeted Nudges to Reduce Unethical Claiming of Government Benefits” (Oliver Hauser)
”Media Violence Exposure and Cyberbullying Perpetration: A Spurious or Real Relationship?” (Kaitlyn Helmstetter)
”Self- and Other-Focused Motives for Regulating Romantic Partners’ Emotions” (Nicole Hilaire)
”Teaching a Growth Mindset of Intelligence before College Reduces Adversity-Related Gene Expression Four Years Later” (Quinn Hirschi)
”Did I Do That? Placebo tDCS Affects Feelings of Agency and Neural Responses to Errors (ERN)” (Suzanne Hoogeveen)
”A Labour of Love?: Male and Female Partners' Emotion Work in Intimate Relationships” (Rebecca Horne)
”Neural Coding of Facial Features Underlying Social Perception of Faces” (Sophia Huang)
”Will I or Won't I?: Feasibility Concerns Mediate the Association Between Relationship Status and Pursuit of Romantic Alternatives” (Lucy Hunt)
”The Humility Effect: How Humble Sports Coaches Influence Players and Teams” (Ho Huynh)
”Guilty and Ashamed: Why Aren’t Women Unhappier and Less Self-Forgiving?” (Naomi Isenberg)
”Family Conflict Predicts In-Conflict Enjoyment and Accurate Emotion Recognition” (Kirsten Johnson)
”Action Tendencies, Not Attributions: The Role of Self-Theories in Guilt-Proneness, and Shame-Proneness” (Bailey Johnston)
”Beyond Direct Reference: Comparing the Present to the Past Promotes Abstract Processing” (David Kalkstein)
”A Dual-Motivational Basis for Self-Enhancement Bias and Group-Enhancement Bias” (Noam Keshet)
”Developmental Trajectories of Attachment and Depressive Symptoms” (Faaiza Khan)
”Beliefs about Change and Future Health Status Predictions” (Summer Hyoyeon Kim)
”The Cyclical Learning of Cyberbullying: A Longitudinal Analysis” (Douglas Kowalewski)
”Exploring “the Marvelous Structure of Reality”: Awe in a Museum Setting” (William Krenzer)
”Roles of Knowledge and Vividness in Sustainable Behavior under Extreme Disasters” (Virginia Kwan)
”Accuracy and Cue Availability in Perceptions of Romantic Partners' Approach and Avoidance Motives” (Jessica LaBuda)
”Aggressive Objects and Relational Aggression in College Women” (Morgan Lami)
”Self-Expansion as a Predictor of Relationship Satisfaction in Long-Distance Relationships” (Brittany Lasanen)
”More Than a Lack of Empathy: Microstructural Brain Differences in Psychopathy” (Emily Lasko)
”"I Do": A Patient's Commitment to their Physician” (Jacqueline Lechuga)
”Examining the Role of Sexual Double Standards in the Decision to Rekindle with an Ex-Partner” (Sadie Leder-Elder)
”Anchoring and Adjustment: Too Much Effort or Too Extreme?” (Joshua Lewis)
”Too Gay to Play?: Perceptions of Attachment, Outness, Game Play, and Social Support of Gay Gamers” (Alicia Limke-McLean)
”Developing a Short and Strategically Timed Intervention That Helps Students Cope with Interview Anxiety” (Christopher Lok)
”(Un)Swayed?: Using Information to Counter the Influence of Metaphors on Political Attitudes” (Satia Marotta)
”When Less is More: Mindfulness Predicts Adaptive Affective Responding to Rejection via Reduced Prefrontal Recruitment” (Alexandra Martelli)
”Drinking Motives and Alcohol Sensitivity Interact to Influence P3 Event-Related Potential Reactivity to Alcohol Cues” (Jorge Martins)
”The World Goes Faster in Our Heads” (Adam Mastroianni)
”Who Are the Best Among the Brightest?: A 25-Year Longitudinal Study of Elite STEM Graduate Students” (Kira McCabe)
”Approach and Avoidance “Goggles”: Effects of Goals on Perceptions and Behavior at Speed-Dating” (M. Joy McClure)
”Unconscious Bias Intervention at Work: An Initial Test of WAGES-Business (Workshop Activity for Gender Equity Simulation) and Google’s “Unconscious Bias @ Work”” (Kaitlin McCormick-Huhn)
”The Day Evaluation Q-sort” (Travis Miller)
”Best Practices to Identify Antisocial Personality Traits in Children and Adolescents: A Literature Review” (Agatha Morello)
”High Temperatures and Even Higher Tempers” (Emma Mugford)
”Hackers are the New Pathogens: Social Conservatism Mediates the Relation Between Behavioral Immune System and Online Privacy Attitudes” (aybike mutluoglu)
”Psychoneuroimmunology of Postpartum Depression” (Ian Nel)
”The Frenemy Online is Still a Friend Offline: Examining Responses to Relational Aggression in Cyber Contexts” (Sierra Nelson)
”I Know You Will Cooperate, Will I?: Game Riskiness Moderate the Expectation-Cooperation Link in Social Dilemmas” (Gary Ting Tat Ng)
”Consensual Non-Monogamy: The Advantages and Disadvantages” (Mimi Nguyen)
”The Relationship Between Serotonin Transporter Gene and Rejection of Unfair Offers in The Ultimatum Game” (Kuniyuki Nishina)
”Trait Mindfulness Predicts Positive Emotionality and Social Enjoyment in Zero-Acquaintance Dyadic Conversations” (Kaosisochukwu Onochie)
”Narratives about Adversity Buffer the Genome against Adversity” (Juan Ospina)
”Trait Empathy Moderates Belief Bias in Emotionally-Evocative Reasoning Tasks” (Lindsey Osterman)
”Empathy and Bystander Attitudes: The Moderating Effect of Rape Myth Acceptance” (Kristen Oyler)
”Do Vulnerable Narcissists Profit More from Facebook Use than Grandiose Narcissists?: An Examination of Narcissistic Facebook Use in the Light of Self-Regulation and Social Comparison Theory” (Phillip Ozimek)
”Type of Aggression and Perceived Body Size in Women” (Jaime Palmer-Hague)
”Parsing Associations between Dimensions of Empathy and Proactive and Reactive Aggression” (Isabella Palumbo)
”Logging off Facebook: Diversified Social Media Membership, Online Behavior, and Individual Differences” (Elaine Paravati)
”Emotional Reactions to Infidelity” (Joy Park)
”Born That Way: The Association between Social Class Essentialism and Willingness to Help” (Danielle Parra)
”Effects of Oxytocin on Intrinsic Brain Connectivity Mechanisms Related to Threat are Modulated by Parental Overprotection and Warmth” (Michael Parrish)
”Men Who Sexually Assault Drinking Women: Similarities and Differences with Men Who Sexually Assault Sober Women and Nonperpetrators” (Sheri Pegram)
”The Pivotal Role of Perceived Emotional Synchrony in the Context of Terrorism: Challenges and Lessons Learned from the March 2016 Attack in Belgium” (PETRA PELLETIER)
”Are You a Good Friend?: Toward an Objective Assessment of Friendship Competence” (Michelle Persich)
”Dysphoria and Eyewitness Accuracy Using the Verbal Overshadowing Paradigm” (Erika Peter)
”Using General Knowledge Questions to Gauge Fluency and Metacognitive Information: The B-Knorms” (Shannon Pinegar)
”Trait Schadenfreude Predicted by Agreeableness, Openness, and Machiavellianism” (James Pope)
”Ownership and Possession Biases: Exploring Differences in Self-Object Linking, Overvaluation, and Object Evaluation by Cultural Self-Construal” (Megan Reed)
”Neural Correlates of Stereotype Confirmation” (Niv Reggev)
”Can Cognitive Complexity Help Tobacco Smokers Quit?” (Meredith Repke)
”Measurement and Latent Profiles of Perfectionism in Counseling Center Clients” (Kenneth Rice)
”“I’m Flattered But…”: The Influence of Masculine Honor Beliefs on Women’s Rejection Strategies to Men’s Romantic Advances” (Emilio Rivera)
”The Red Elephant in the Room: Is State-Level Political Voting Associated with Accidental Shootings by 0-3 Year Olds?” (Makenna Rivers)
”Grandiose Narcissism and Humor Style in Romantic Relationships” (Skyler Rounsaville)
”Reducing Social Class Achievement Gaps with Performance Anxiety Interventions” (Chris Rozek)
”Combating Knowledge Corruption: Overconfidence in the Jumping to Conclusions Bias” (Carmen Sanchez)
”Why Do People Mate Poach?” (Melissa Schweyer)
”WeDialog.net: Building and Empirically Evaluating Online Intergroup Dialogue in Conflict-Ridden Societies” (Hema Preya Selvanathan)
”Dark Triad Personality Traits and Dating Presentation: To Believe or Not To Believe?” (Anna Semanko)
”Priming of Rational Thinking Moderates the Indirect Effect of Processing Style on Openness and Knowledge of Evolution” (Stephen Short)
”The Heart of Ideology: Bringing Compassion Into the Political Sphere” (Vanessa Sinclair)
”Getting from Mindsets to Academic Success in College: Looking for Mediators and Needing a New Measure” (Grace Snyder)
”Does Similarity Information Lead to Attraction or Does Dissimilarity Information Lead to Repulsion: A New Test of an Age-Old Issue” (Susan Sprecher)
”Configural Processing Leads to Differentiation and Control for White But Not Black Faces” (Kathleen Stanko)
”Exploring the Conceptual and Visual Bases of Weapons Bias” (Benjamin Stillerman)
”Autistic Traits in Neurotypicals and Preference for Touch: Investigating C Tactile Afferent Stimulation” (Brenda Straka)
”Warmth and Competence Predict Motor Resonance and Helping Behavior” (Nadya Styczynski)
”Who is the Impulsive Machiavellian? An Exploration of a Correctional Sample Using Latent Profile Analysis” (Jaclyn Swinton)
”Effects of a Brief Mindfulness Intervention for Maladaptive Perfectionists” (Zachary Taber)
”Social Value Orientation is Associated with the Role of Right Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex in Prosocial Behavior” (Haruto Takagishi)
”Relational Consequences of Comparing One’s Parents to Others” (Sabrina Thai)
”Neural Representations of People and Mental States Reflexively Encode Predictions of Future States” (Mark Thornton)
”Blind to How You See Me: The Role of Meta-Accuracy in the Links between Social Anxiety and Romantic Relationship Initiation” (Hasagani Tissera)
”The Internet Told Me To: Seeking Crowd-Sourced Advice about Work from Anonymous Online Communities” (Barbara Toizer)
”The Role of Causal Thinking in Determining Affective Reactions after Failure” (Midori Toyama)
”Can Self-Affirmation Reduce Backlash?” (Chiara Trombini)
”A High-Powered Test of Associations Between Dark Triad Traits and Emotional and Cognitive Empathy” (Imani Turner)
”Is Cheating Ever Okay? Understanding The Justifications of Infidelity” (Caitlyn Turner)
”Item Selection and Initial Tests of Validity for a Scale of Motivation and Reinforcement in Social Support and Attachment” (Emily Unruh)
”Attachment & Aggression: Examining Peer Attachment and Bullying in the Longitudinal Survey of High School Students” (Jessica Utley)
”Changing Mindsets: A Brief Compassion-Based Intervention Targeting the Negative Effects of Appearance-Focused Social Comparisons” (Kiruthiha Vimalakanthan)
”Icarus Who Flies: Why Communal Narcissists Endure as Leaders While Agentic Narcissists Crash” (S Wiley Wakeman)
”Possessing the Personal Resources Required for Task Success Can Feel Threatening to Self-Handicappers” (Harry Wallace)
”We’re Better When We Blend: Alternate Methods of Merging Identities and the Benefits of Couples’ Identity Fusion” (Courtney Walsh)
”Positive Feedback from Men Boosts Women's STEM Outcomes” (Deborah Ward)
”Stability of Attachment Across Early Adulthood” (Theodore Waters)
”The Role of Rapport in Satisfying One’s Most Fundamental Needs” (Emily Watlington)
”The Effect of Belief in Pure Evil on Attributions of Gun Violence Perpetrators” (Russell Webster)
”Affirmation Training or Attributional Retraining?: Comparing Two Brief Interventions to Reduce the Social-Class Achievement Gap in College” (Bradley Weisz)
”Just You Wait: Validation of the Inter-Temporal Aggression Paradigm (ITAP)” (Samuel West)
”A Brief Video Intervention Improves High School Students' Perceptions of Social Belonging Four Months Later” (Christopher Williams)
”Perceptions of Knowledge Overlap and Partner Performance” (Sara Wingrove)
”Your Pleasure Does Matter: Devaluation of Safe Sex as a Function of Reduced Partner Arousal by Condom Use” (Val Wongsomboon)
”Construal Level and Relationship Stress: The Role of Abstraction in Regulating Conflict in Romantic Relationships” (Marika Yip-Bannicq)
”Dissociation and Revictimization Across the Lifespan” (Osnat Zamir)
”Proportion-Induced Reference Points” (Noam Ziv-Crispel)

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