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Rethinking Implicit and Explicit Bias in Contemporary American Society
Chair/Speakers: Ivuoma Onyeador, Natalie Daumeyer, Brian Keith Payne, Natalie Daumeyer, Ivuoma Onyeador, Patrick Forscher
Abstract: Why are implicit biases robust on average but unstable over time? Why are individual differences in implicit bias weak predictors of discrimination but state- and country-levels are strong predictors? The Bias of Crowds Model argues that implicit biases are the net effect of concept accessibility, which varies more situationally than dispositionally. If so, strategies to reduce bias should change.

#Fakenews: Antecedents and Consequences of Political Misconceptions
Chair/Speakers: Andrea Pereira, Allison Mueller, Andrea Pereira, Dan kahan, Jan-Willem van Prooijen
Abstract: We explored people’s reactions to political targets who lie to serve noble causes. As predicted, stronger observer moral conviction for a cause predicted more positive evaluations of like-minded targets, and more negative evaluations of oppositional targets, regardless of target truthfulness. In sum, politicians may lie to bolster a cause without losing approval from morally convicted supporters.

Exploring How Allyship Can Help (vs. Harm) Intergroup Relations
Chair/Speakers: India Johnson, Leslie Ashburn-Nardo, David Buck, Jessica Good, Charles Chu, India Johnson
Abstract: This work explores factors that predict LGBT allies’ perceptions of the progress that has been made toward achieving LGBT equality in the US. Special attention is paid to factors that influence perceptions of progress, such as temporal framing and salient markers of social progress, and how perceptions relate to motivation for future change.

Challenging Common Assumptions about Empathy with Novel Measures and Theories
Chair/Speakers: Mike McCullough, William McAuliffe, Christopher Y. Olivola, Mike McCullough, Daryl Cameron, William McAuliffe
Abstract: We show that cognitive representations of selfish vs. generous choices are asymmetric: people automatically consider the costs of generosity (their own forgone gains) but not the costs of selfishness (others’ forgone gains). We provide behavior and process evidence for this asymmetry, and reveal subtle “nudges” that increase generosity by putting a mental “break” on the tendency to neglect others.

Understanding Personality Development in Older Adulthood
Chair/Speakers: Ted Schwaba, Wiebke Bleidorn, Ted Schwaba, Joshua Jackson, Eileen Graham, Jenn Lodi-Smith
Abstract: We examine personality change before, during, and after the transition to retirement in in a nationally representative sample of Dutch retirees that has contributed five waves of data (N = 690) and a matched comparison group of non-retirees (N = 571). We find that retirement is related to change in Big Five personality traits, with implications for theories of personality change in old age.

Virtuous Violence: How Morality Drives Aggression and Conflict
Chair/Speakers: Tage Rai, Noa Schori-Eyal, Jeremy Ginges, Bernhard Leidner, Tage Rai
Abstract: Historical group trauma can leave deep marks in members of the groups affected even many years later. Two orientations that develop in the wake of such traumas are introduced: perpetual ingroup victimhood orientation, and fear of victimizing. Opposite effects of the orientations on conflict-related emotions, cognitive processes, and support for policies are presented and implications discussed.

The Good and Bad of Emotion Contagion for Individuals, Groups
Chair/Speakers: Chad Forbes, Rachel Amey, Shihui Han, Erika Siegel, Rachel Amey, Sigal Barsade
Abstract: By applying functional MRI and response force measure to adults when viewing faces receiving painful or non-painful stimulations, we find greater response force but decreased empathic neural responses when watching painful than non-painful stimuli. The findings suggest that empathy for pain motivates actions without altruistic effects that reduce empathic neural responses.

Inside-Out to Outside-In: Expanding the Scope of Self-Regulation Research
Chair/Speakers: Ariana Orvell, Ethan Kross, Ariana Orvell, Alia Crum, Vivian Zayas, Marc Berman
Abstract: This talk suggests that the ability to derive meaning from negative experiences is woven into the fabric of everyday language. It demonstrates that using the generic form of the word “you” to reflect on negative experiences allows people to normalize them and promotes psychological distance from the event. In this way, a simple linguistic mechanism serves a powerful meaning-making function.


”Exploring the Relationship between Self-Compassion and Gratitude” (Katherine Adams)
”Ambivalence Over Emotional Expression Predicts Support Seeking Behavior and Relational Outcomes of Support in Married Couples” (Megan Adelson)
”Did You Hear What They Were Talking About: The Effects of Objectifying Language on Academic Performance and Body Perception” (Erick Aguinaldo)
”Dimensions of Subjective Socioeconomic Status” (Adam Alic)
”To Punish or Not to Punish: How Police Accountability Influences Perceptions of Self-Control” (Aerielle Allen)
”Exploring Muslim Identity and Motivation through Possible Selves Theory” (Mamfatou Baldeh)
”Is the Grass Really Greener?: How Do Perceived Campus Identities Foster Inclusive Climates” (Jericka Battle)
”Fashionable and Fit : How Media Exposure and Social Pressures Undermine Body Esteem in Women and Men” (Daniel Benkendorf)
”Of Love and Robots: Predictors of Continued Affection for a Non-Human Partner” (Brooke Bennett-Day)
”Associations between Social Control, Motivation, and Exercise: How Romantic Partners Influence Exercise during Young Adulthood” (Tiffany Berzins)
”Social Inclusion Effects on the Perception of Animacy” (Joseph Brandenburg)
”When Do Mate Preferences Matter?: Identifying Moderators of the Link Between Implicit or Explicit Mate Criteria and Relationship Evaluations” (Carrie Bredow)
”Black and White Meet Blue: Body Camera Footage Reveals Racial Disparities in Officer Communication” (Nicholas Camp)
”Birds of a Feather Misremember Together: Shared Social Identities Increase Memory Conformity” (Claire Campbell)
”Where Everybody Knows Your Name: The Psychological Mechanisms of Third-Place Loyalty” (Peter Caprariello)
”Doing It (or Not) For the Kids: Attachment and Interpersonal Goals in Parents of College Freshmen” (Sherlee Chandler)
”Irritability and Anxiety: Risk-Factors for Perpetration and Victimization of Bullying” (Hung-Wei Cheng)
”Changes in Romantic Interest in Opposite-Sex Friendships” (Min-gi Chung)
”Positive Effects of the 2016 Presidential Election on Straight People’s Attitudes towards Sexual Minorities” (Rebecca Cipollina)
”Intimacy, Attachment, and Relationship Satisfaction: Comparing Asexual and Allosexual Romantic Relationships” (Paige Clark)
”“Why So Few?”: When Interventions to Narrow the Gender Gap in STEM Increase vs. Decrease Women’s Interest and Perceived Belongingness” (Colleen Cowgill)
”Belongingness Mediates the Relation from Socioeconomic Status to Academic Commitment and GPA” (Meghan Crabtree)
”Sexual Locus of Control Mediates Relation between Personality and Motives for Casual Sex in Women” (Colleen Cui)
”Egalitarianism for Me, Traditionalism for You: Dyadic Accuracy (and Error) in Predicted Career/Family Goals within Romantic Couples” (Emily Cyr)
”Social Devaluation of Ethnic Minorities and Race-Related Conspiracy Theories” (James Davis)
”Adolescent Muslim Identity, School Belonging, and Political Engagement” (Maneeza Dawood)
”Tired of “Us?”: Accuracy and Bias in Couples’ Perceptions of Relational Boredom” (Kiersten Dobson)
”Sex Related Stereotypes and Sex Differences in Cooperation Behavior” (Angela Dorrough)
”When the Essential Self is Essential: Self-Essentialist Beliefs and Self-Related Needs” (Ellen Dulaney)
”Does Sexual Objectification Makes Women Feel Ostracized?” (Maayan Dvir)
”Sexism in Evaluations of Class and Parenting” (Blake Ebright)
”Factors Shaping Men and Women’s Beliefs about the Role of Genius in Innovation” (Kristen Elmore)
”The Power of Social Victories: Resilience and Group Performance as Predictors of Individuals’ Task Performance” (Dennis Esch)
”Minority Enough?: How Majority and Minority Group Members Racially Categorize Biracial Individuals” (Kathy Espino-Pérez)
”Concerns about Personal Growth or Stability and Orientations towards Love and Relationships” (Sara Estrada-Villalta)
”Sense of Belonging Drives Intentions to Leave STEM in Undergraduate Students: Mediated and Short-Term Longitudinal Associations” (Danielle Findley-Van Nostrand)
”Technology Use Discrepancy Predicts Decreased Relationship Satisfaction” (Alexandria Forst)
”Are the Benefits of Egalitarianism a Luxury? Belief in Egalitarianism Benefits Resting RSA…If You are Higher in SES” (Angelina Fournier)
”How Typical Are You?: Intersectional Identification and Self-Judged Typicality” (Natalie Gallagher)
”We Need to Talk: The Influence of Meaningful Conversations on Well-Being” (Kirsty Gardiner)
”An Exploration of Supportive Feedback and Sexual Minority Identities” (Alexandra Garr-Schultz)
”Neuroticism, Post-Conflict Withdrawal, and Perceived Conflict Seriousness Among Cohabiting Couples” (Michaiah Gartner)
”The Effects of Competition on Empathy and Prosociality” (Corinne Gilad)
”Impact of Mortality Salience on Perceptions of Police” (Chandler Golden)
”Economic Beliefs Predict Physiological and Self-Reported Reactions to the Homeless” (Shahrzad Goudarzi)
”Love Thy Attachment Figures as Thyself: Self-Esteem Predicts Deviations in Adult Attachment Security” (Molly Graether)
”Face It, You're Out!: Facial Expression in Response to Social Exclusion” (Verena Graupmann)
”Perceived Partner Responsiveness and Global Health: A Study of Veterans and Their Romantic Partners” (Anne Marie Greenhalgh)
”Alone Together: Does Crowding Magnify Loneliness?” (Qingqing Guo)
”Trump Supporters and Identification with All Humanity” (Justin Hackett)
”Ostracized and Observed: People Recover More From Ostracism When It Is Witnessed by Others” (Andrew Hales)
”Political Conservatism at National Level in Attitudes Toward Women as Business Leaders” (Inhyun Han)
”Why Gender Biased Reactions to Findings of Gender Bias?” (Ian Handley)
”Group Performance and Sociality: Examining the Role of Social Sensitivity and Self-Regulation” (Chika Harada)
”Maternal Attachment Avoidance and Diurnal Cortisol Slopes in Youth with Asthma” (Michael Harvey)
”Victims, Vignettes and Video Tapes: A Meta-Analysis of Experimental Research on Victim Derogation from Lerner & Simmons (1966) to Present” (Annelie Harvey)
”Theorizing the Relationship between Identity and Diversity Engagement: Openness through Identity Mismatch” (Andrea Haugen)
”Is Feminism Empowering?: Examining the Roles of Perceived Sexism, Collective Action, and Ingroup Support in the Relationship between Feminism and Leadership Self-Efficacy” (Lauren Hawthorne)
”The Motivational Primacy of the Personal-Self Holds True for the Identity-Fused” (Amy Heger)
”Simple Activities to Boost Well-Being: A Systematic Review of Gratitude and Optimism Interventions Post-Treatment” (Sarah Heller)
”Social Comparison Effects in Identity Change: Studies of Change in Identification as a Smoker” (Andrew Hertel)
”Publication Bias Impairs Power to Detect Moderators across Studies” (Joseph Hilgard)
”Political Ideology and Integrative Complexity: Resolving the Puzzle of Conservative Simplicity through Meta-Analysis” (Shannon Houck)
”Gender Differences in Motivation When Exposed to Famous Scientists” (Danfei Hu)
”The Influence of Sexual Orientation and Race on Gender Prescriptive Stereotypes” (Sa-kiera Hudson)
”Effects of a Victim Blaming Crime Alert on Feelings of Safety, Bystander Intentions, and Stereotyping of Survivors” (Kristen Hull)
”Relationship Power is Associated with Higher Relationship Satisfaction and Greater Engagement in Joint-Decision Making among Highly Committed Individuals” (Ledina Imami)
”Troublemakers and Punishment: Racial Differences in School Discipline for Justice System-Involved Youth” (Shoshana Jarvis)
”Dehumanization as Basic Intergroup Process?: Evidence from Minimal Groups” (Leland Jasperse)
”Parental Drinking: Does Self-Compassion Moderate Its Effects?” (Katie Johnson)
”Do Moral Judgments Align with Moral Behaviors?: A Meta-Analytic Review” (Kate Johnson-Grey)
”Momentary Versus Recalled Affect and Romantic Relationship Satisfaction in Emerging Adulthood” (Jessica Kansky)
”Unpacking Social Belonging in First-Year University Students” (Jessica Keating)
”Beyond Professional Identity: The Psychological Experience of Students Pursuing a Degree in Ministry” (Miranda Kelly)
”Interpersonal Warmth and Dominance in New Roommates: The Moderating Effect of Ethnicity” (Karen Key)
”Women Safety in Delhi: Transitioning from Dicing with Death to DICE-Ing towards Success!” (Kamakshi Khosla)
”The Role of Hostile and Benevolent Sexism and Self-Efficacy in predicting Women’s Cardiovascular Responses to a STEM Task” (Elizabeth Kiebel)
”The Buffering Effect of Reassuring Sexual Rejection Behaviors for Avoidantly Attached Partners” (James Kim)
”Confusing a Solution with a Cause: Women’s Self-Improvement Messages Lead to Perceived Empowerment, but also Victim-Blame and Decreased Support for Policy Change” (Jae Yun Kim)
”Social Media and Romantic Relationships” (Charli Kirby)
”The Academic and Psychological Health Consequences of Non-Belonging among LGB College Students” (Kathryn Kroeper)
”Gender Differences in Worry and Coping During Uncertain Waiting Periods” (Victor Kwan)
”Antiprejudice among White Americans and the Proactive Fight to End Discrimination toward Black Americans” (Jennifer LaCosse)
”The Influence of Social Networking Use and Social Attitudes on Support for and Participation in Racial Justice Efforts” (Jaboa Lake)
”You Can’t Be It If You Can’t See It: A Meta-Analysis of the Impact of Ingroup Role Models on Underrepresented Students’ Performance and Interest in STEM” (Elizabeth Lawner)
”Exploring the Utility of a Trichotomous Measure of Social Class Identity for Psychological Research” (Peter Leavitt)
”A Possible Benefit of Kinky Authority Transfer Relationships: Conservation of Willpower” (Ellen Lee)
”Behavioral and Neural Evidence of Intergroup Influence on Emotion Processing” (Lynda Lin)
”Person-First Language for the Justice-Involved: A Noble Effort, but To What Effect?” (David Lipkin)
”The Stress of Secrecy” (Zaijia Liu)
”Multi-Ethnic Individuals in Friendship Networks: The Potential of Go-Betweeners for Intergroup Relations” (Angelika Love)
”The Role of Familial Support on Parenting Stress Among College Student-Parents” (Andrea Luna)
”Identification with Extremist Groups: How Important is Entitativity?” (Angela Ma)
”Spatial Representations of Gender Influences Interpretation of Visual Displays” (Michael Mahanna)
”Student Attitudes and Actions Concerning Issues Facing Transgender and Non-Binary Individuals: Predictors, Motivators, and Collective Action Tendencies” (Melanie Maimon)
”Domestic Violence in Fiji: The Roles of Gender, Education, & Religion” (Michelle Marji)
”Children's Tendency to Infer That Majority Groups are High Status Relates to Racial Prejudice” (Julia Marshall)
”Protecting or Rejecting the Patriarchy?: Ambivalent Sexism and Greek Life” (Victoria Mathias)
”Mindset and Self-Enhancement Strategies: An Exploratory Analysis” (Mark Matthews)
”Cultural Humility and Relationship Quality in Interethnic Couples” (Stacey McElroy)
”Building Up or Taking Down?: Closeness and Social Comparisons among Siblings” (Claire Midgley)
”Language Use and Cardiovascular Biomarkers among Bereaved and Non-Bereaved Individuals: A Mixed Methods Approach” (Elizabeth Miller)
”Forewarnings of Racism Diminish Ostracism’s Damage to Important Social Needs for African-Americans, Particularly for High Conscientiousness Victims” (Ingrid Mood)
”Loving Others As One's Self: True Self-Esteem as a Buffer on Self-Threat Driven Prejudice” (Joseph Moore)
”Why Does Inequality Predict Territorial Defense of Space?” (Jacob Moran)
”Mechanisms Underlying Women’s Underrepresentation in Fields that Prize Brilliance” (Melis Muradoglu)
”Increasing Support for Intimate Partner Violence Victims” (Daniel Nadolny)
”The Social Comparison Bias among Christians: Cross-Cultural Evidence from 16 Western Countries, 46 Countries Worldwide, and 51 U.S. States” (Andreas Nehrlich)
”The Effect of Social Exclusion on Prosocial and Antisocial Tendencies: A Meta-Analysis” (Chi-Kit Ng)
”Body Dissatisfaction and Self-Perception: Manipulating Self-Awareness Reveals Positive and Negative Biases” (Sarah Novak)
”Perceptions of Diversity Initiative Beneficiaries as a Function of White Privilege and White Guilt” (Mattie O'Boyle)
”The Power of Nonviolence: Confirming and Explaining the Success of Nonviolent (Rather Than Violent) Political Movements” (Nima Orazani)
”Empathy Reduces Bias Towards Counter-Stereotypical Gender Roles” (Danielle Oyler)
”Perceived Discrimination and Health Behavior: An Update of Pascoe & Richman’s (2009) Meta-Analysis” (Elizabeth Pascoe)
”Masculinity Threat's Impact on Perceptions of IPV” (Tanya Patterson)
”Evidence of Heightened Reactivity to Ostracism of Outgroup (vs. Ingroup) Members” (Corey Petsnik)
”You're Overthinking It: How Restrained Eating May Be Harming Your Social Life” (Samantha Philip)
”The Best Way to Become a Citizen: When and Why Cultural Maintenance Results in Social Exclusion” (Emanuele Politi)
”Borderline Personality Symptoms Moderate Aggressive Responses to Social Acceptance” (Richard Pond)
”The Dyadic Effects of Interpersonal Mindfulness and Friendship Quality” (Steven Pratscher)
”The Effects of Gender Stereotyping on Working Women” (Madiha Qasim)
”Passive Victims or Active Agents: How Portrayals of Members of Disadvantaged Groups Affect Support” (Matthew Quesnel)
”Racial Bias in Pain Perception Predicts Disparities in Treatment, Independent of Stimulus Effects” (Jennie Qu-Lee)
”Preliminary Validation for the Development of a Scale Measuring Group-Specific Situational Leadership” (Jeff Ramdass)
”Social Support, Attachment Styles, and Depressive Symptoms: A Moderated Mediation Model” (James Rankin)
”The Effect of Media Images on Body Dissatisfaction and Strive For Muscularity on Heterosexual Men” (Elizabeth Rentko)
”The Development of the Offense Sensitivity Scale (OSS)” (Asheley Roberts)
”The Beliefs of Rape Myth Acceptance and Attitudes Towards Sexual Assault Based on Gender” (Patsy Rodríguez)
”Love and Life Satisfaction” (Elke Rohmann)
”ADHD and Identity: Situational Influences and Individual Variability” (Emily Rosenthal)
”Evaluating the Association Between Relationship Satisfaction and Physiological Linkage in Human Couples and Pairs of Socially Monogamous Titi Monkeys (Callicebus Cupreus)” (Emily Rothwell)
”Structure and Construct Validity of a Measure of Motivation and Learning in Attachment and Support Seeking” (Sydney Ruggles)
”Think Like a Man: Salient Manhood Threat Effect on Cognition” (Luciano Sagastume)
”Improving Theory-Driven Cumulative Science in Meta-Analyses via Standardized Supplemental Surveys” (John Sakaluk)
”Beneficial Ways of Feeling Different during Social Transitions” (Jessica Salvatore)
”The Role of Positive and Negative Intergroup Contact on Minority Group Members Ally Activism” (Adrienne Sanchez)
”Sensitivity to Race-based Threat Undermines Minority Students' Identity as a Scientist” (Miriam Sarwana)
”Inclusive Language Reduces Opposing Thoughts: Social Identity Framing and Support for Social Change” (Jessica Saucedo)
”Social Media and Belonging: Can Social Media Engagement Foster Inclusion and Bicultural Benefits among Racial-Minority College Students?” (Tracy Saw)
”Endorsement of Traditional Masculinity as a Factor in the 2016 Presidential Election” (Nathaniel Schermerhorn)
”When Giving Goes Wrong: Narcissists are Less Likely to Sacrifice when Costs to the Self are High” (Kristina Schrage)
”A Race Against Time: The Effect of Age on Resolving Parenting Discrepancies” (Jeff Seger)
”Shame as Experienced by a Female Engineering Student: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis Case Study” (Kanembe Shanachilubwa)
”Value Differentiation: How Intergroup Relations Affect Who We Are” (Hammad Sheikh)
”Staying Positive in a Dystopian Future: A Novel Dissociation between Personal and Collective Cognition” (Sushmita Shrikanth)
”Brief Exposure to Male vs. Female Dominated Groups Affects Visual Perceptions of Individuals within the Group” (Jessica Shropshire)
”Relationship Motivation and Impression Management: Presenting Our Best Selves When We Most Want a Date” (Shayna Skakoon-Sparling)
”Stereotype Threat: Are HBCUs Immune?” (Gabrielle Smith)
”Regulatory Focus and Online Dating Success” (Sue Song)
”Ingroup and Outgroup Interconnectedness Differentially Predict Support for the Trump Administration’s "Travel Ban" through Empathy toward Immigrants” (David Sparkman)
”System Justification and Perceptions of Sociopolitical Activists” (Mikaela Spruill)
”Affective Reactivity and Relational Well-Being in Military Relationships: A Study of Post-9/11 Veterans and Their Partners” (Alicia Starkey)
”Transitioning Gender Norm Violations: Intentions and Evaluations of Transgender Individuals” (Tamara Stimatze)
”Do Media Literacy Interventions Affect Attitudes and Intentions towards Risky Health Behaviors in Adolescents?: A Meta-Analytic Review” (Jessica Sutherland)
”Behavioral Engagement During Conflict and Support Interactions in Married Couples” (Amer Tamr)
”Conflict Over Technology and Relationship Satisfaction: Rejection and Loneliness as Mechanisms” (Tara Tehlirian)
”Construals of Cash: How Narratives of Cash Welfare Affect Recipient Behavior and Policy Support” (Catherine Thomas)
”The Facilitative Effect of Social Sensitivity in the Consensus Building Process” (Koji Tsuchiya)
”Group Homogeneity and Reconnection: Ostracized People High in Social Anxiety Prefer Reconnection with Low Homogeneous Out-Group Members” (Kenta Tsumura)
”Social Comparison, Social Surrogates, and Attachment Style: How and When do Celebrities Improve Self-Liking?” (Jennifer Valenti)
”A Worldwide Zeitgeist of Decline?: The Psychometrics of Collective Societal Discontent across 28 Countries” (Anne Marthe van der Bles)
”A League of Their Own: Enhancing Black Women's Higher Education Pursuit through Intersectional Role Models” (Melissa Vega)
”Queering the Traditional Relationship: Terminology and Rules of Consensual Non Monogamy” (Hector Venegas)
”Shifting Focus: Momentary Differences in Engagement Towards Change and Stability Goals as a Function of Relationship Commitment” (Sarah Wall)
”Narcissistic Intolerance: Subjective Disagreement as Self-Threat and Values-Affirmation as Remedy” (Wan Wang)
”It’s You, Not Me: Perceptions of Romantic Partner Tech Use Negatively Impacts Relationship Satisfaction” (Lauren Waters)
”Cents vs. Seconds: The Social Costs of Valuing Money over Time” (Ashley Whillans)
”Interpersonal Electronic Surveillance: A Response to Relationship Trauma” (Victoria Willetts)
”Reactance and Decision-Making During Romantic Couples' Money Discussions” (Carol Wilson)
”Collective Recall as a Function of Group Member Expertise and Information Type” (Jeremy Winget)
”The Effects of Face Priming on Stereotype Threat : An ERP Investigation” (Deborah Wu)
”Actor-Observer Asymmetry in Virtual Reality” (Shuo Zhou)

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