SPSSI Members in the Media
SPSSI Fellow Daniel Bar-Tal, Ph.D., Professor Tel Aviv University, has two new books out!
SPSSI Members and Fellows, Mahzarin Banaji, Ph.D., and Anthony Greenwald, Ph.D. have a new book called, Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People. You can watch an interview with Dr. Greenwald on PBS’s Tavis Smiley, or read an interview with Dr. Banaji in the Harvard Gazette, or read a review of the book on The Washington Post. Banaji, M. & Greenwald, A. (2013). Blindspot: Hidden biases of good people.New York: Delacorte Press.
The work of SPSSI member Brad Bushman, Ph.D. on kids with low self-esteem was not only published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology, but was featured in Wired Magazine. In addition, his study on violent video games and violent behavior, published in Psychological Science was featured in the Los Angeles Times.
SPSSI Fellow Michelle Fine, Ph.D. received an award from the APA Board for Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest for Distinguished Contributions to Research in Public Policy. Based on her research on educational inequalities, the impact of prison experiences, and violence against women, Dr. Fine has provided testimony with the legal system, and has also worked closely with an enormous number of community organizations and institutions. Congratulations on your award, Dr. Fine!
SPSSI member, Fellow and Psychology Professor at Princeton, Susan Fiske, Ph.D., was among a number of scholars in a consortium of social scientists advising President Barak Obama’s re-election campaign. A feature story published just after the November election in the New York Times, highlighted Fiske and her work on perceiving candidates as warm and competent. The NY Times reporter, Benedict Carey, noted that none of the consortium members were formally notified whether or how their research was used in the campaign. “But sometimes they got hints. Dr. Fiske, the Princeton psychologist, said she received a generic, mass-market e-mail from the Obama campaign before the election. “It said, ‘People do things when they make plans to do them; what’s your plan?’ … How about that?””
SPSSI member, Fellow, and Psychology Professor at Lawrence University, Peter Glick, Ph.D.,participated in a debate on CBCRadio’s Q with Jian Ghomeshi that asked the question, “should chivalry be revived?” Glick’s research focuses on gender stereotypes and benevolent sexism. Along with Susan Fiske, Glick won the 1995 Gordon W. Allport Prize for their research on ambivalent sexism. Glick argued that chivalry should not be revived, equating chivalry with benevolent sexism and citing the vast amount of data that highlights the problems associated with such ideologies. Instead, Glick said, we should use common sense and promote civility around the world, regardless of gender. You can listen to the debate online by clicking on the Listen link on the Q page.
SPSSI member MarYam Hamedani, PhD., was featured in NPR’s social science segment with Steve Inskeep and Shankar Vedantam. You can read the transcript online or listen to her speak about supporting policies for the greater good in American culture.
Longtime SPSSI member and Fellow, Herbert C. Kelman, Ph.D., the Richard Clarke Cabot Professor of Social Ethics, Emeritus, at Harvard University, received the Gold Medal of Honorfrom the Federal Capital of Vienna, “in recognition of his significant achievements.” The medal was presented to him at a ceremony in Vienna’s City Hall on December 12, 2012. Professor Kelman was born in Vienna in 1927, escaped Nazi persecution with his family in 1939, and settled in the United States in 1940. Congratulations Dr. Kelman!
SPSSI member, Brian Nosek, Ph.D., is leading the charge with his graduate student, Jeffrey Spies, to make psychological research more transparent via the Center for Open Science. You can read about the details in Science Magazine’s ScienceInsider.
SPSSI Fellow and Distinguished Research Professor at UCLA, Letitia Anne Peplau, Ph.D., was featured in the Atlantic for a study with her student, Justin Lavner, on whether gay and lesbian parents can promote healthy development in high-risk foster children.
SPSSI's Steven Shapiro, Ph.D., spoke to Maryland’s NPR station, WYPR, on the psychological effects of poverty and unemployment. You can listen to the full story or read the article on WYPR’s Maryland Morning podcast page.
Longstanding SPSSI member and Fellow, Ervin Staub, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus UMass Amherst, is the 2013 recipient of Division 52’s Ursula Gielen Global Psychology Book Award, for his book Overcoming Evil: Genocide, Violent Conflict, and Terrorism. This book provides a broad overview of Dr. Staub’s seminal life-work on the origins and prevention of genocide and violent conflict, and how to promote peace. Congratulations Dr. Staub!
In addition to his previous book award, Dr. Staub has a new book in progress on moral courage and heroism, entitled, The Roots of Goodness. Dr. Staub was cited in an ABC News report, Too Many Doctors Can Hurt a Patient in 'Bystander Effect' where he discussed findings on the bystander effect and the influence people have on others.
SPSSI member Linda Tropp, Ph.D., was interviewed on NPR's Talk of the Nationin November to discuss the media and race, and the challenges of discussing race. Dr. Tropp is the Director of the Psychology of Peace and Violence program at UMass Amherst. Listen to the conversation online!