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Xuan Zhao, winner of the 2017 Q&pAy small grants competitionSPSP: Hi, Xuan. Congratulations on winning the 2017 Q&pAy research contest, and thank you for speaking with us today. In your biography, you state that being a social psychologist is your way of more deeply understanding the world and trying to make it a better place. What about social psychology helps you do that, and how does that project fit in?
Stefanie Tignor, 2017 Q&pAy small grants competition runner-upSPSP: Hi, Stefanie. Thank you for chatting with us. Why do you think studying micro-transgressions and the responses people feel after committing them matters?
John Sakaluk, 2017 Q&pAy small grants competition runner-upSPSP: Hi, John. Thanks for talking with us today. How did you get into this specific study?
Eating Wisely Review of Traci Mann’s Secrets from the Eating Lab, winner of the 2016 SPSP Book Prize Nicholas Epley (University of Chicago) Stanley Milgram surely never imagined he was laying the groundwork for healthy eating when he sat his participants in front of a shock generator.  Nevertheless, the major insight from Milgram’s work—that people can underappreciate the power of a person’s circumstances in shaping behavior—is on full display in Traci Mann’s excellent book, Secrets from the Eating Lab.
Odetta, The Handbook of Social Psychology 1968, and The UnconsciousMahzarin R. BanajiHarvard UniversityComments offered on the occasion of the Donald Campbell Award, Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, January 20, 2017