It is common for researchers to conduct field studies to study mass social behavior in online networks, such as Facebook or Reddit. These studies lead to qualitative-based conclusions. However, until recently, replicating these interactions in the lab and at scale has been hard to do.
News Archive 2020
The Department of Psychology celebrates graduating seniors, honors recipients, and award winners at Class Day 2020.
Elke Weber, Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor in Energy and the Environment and Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs, has been named a member of the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of her distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.
Recent work by Psychology graduate student Madalina Vlasceanu and colleagues has been highlighted by a new graduate student organization, Princeton Insights. Princeton Insights is a newsletter created by Princeton grad students and postdocs that writes reviews of exciting research going on at Princeton, with the goal of making research overall more accessible to the public.
The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Social Sciences has gone in its twelfth edition to psychologists Susan Fiske and Shelley Taylor (UCLA) for their “outstanding contributions” in social cognition, a field which examines the “social mind,” i.e. the cognitive processes individuals use to understand other people and themselves. The committee reached its decision through a remote assessment process due to the extraordinary measures imposed in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Joseph Avergy, Department of Psychology graduate student and founder of Claudius Legal Intelligence, and his team will participate in the 2020 eLab summer Accelerator program to help launch their innovative legal technology which uses artificial intelligence to process new cases and produce a data-backed valuation as to what a given case is worth.
Read it online: Innovations in the legal system through artificial intelligence
Have you ever played with a baby and felt a sense of connection, even though they couldn’t yet talk to you? New research from the Princeton Baby Lab suggests that you might quite literally be “on the same wavelength,” experiencing similar brain activity in the same brain regions.