Presentations

Here, we feature formal conference and small group presentations put together by members of the lab, including our undergraduate research assistants.

UNDERGRADUATE PRESENTATIONS

Borgol, S. (2017). The Behavioral Immune System and Interoception. Psychology Research Forum at the University of Michigan.

Jones, E. (2017). Mental representations of infectious disease. UROP Spring Research Symposium at the University of Michigan.

Nagpal, N. (2017). The Effect of Pathogen Threat on Out-Group Attitudes. Psychology Research Forum at the University of Michigan.

Osgood, I. (2017). Infectious Disease Psychology and Social Categorization. Honors Thesis presented at the University of Michigan.

CHAIRED SYMPOSIA

SPSP (2018).  Chair: Wang (presenters: Wang, Maeng, Prokosch, Chen). How Crowds Create Threats and Opportunities for Individuals.

SESP (2017). Co-chairs: Sng & Ackerman (presenters: Ackerman, Sng, Talhelm, Varnum). The Psychology of Ecology: Key Dimensions of the Physical and Social World.

SPSP (2016). Chair: Ackerman (presenters: Prokosch, Murray, Ratner, Huang). Psychological Mechanisms for Managing the Risk of Infectious Disease.

SESP (2015). Chair: Ackerman (presenters: Ackerman, Hill, Murray, Ratner). Psychological Mechanisms for Managing the Risk of Infectious Disease.

CONFERENCE TALKS

Ackerman, J. M., Maner, J. K., & Carpenter, S. M. (2017, October). Going all-in: Unfavorable sex ratios attenuate choice diversification. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Experimental Social Psychology, Boston, MA.

Wang, I.M., & Ackerman, J.M. (2017). Who am I? The impact of early life environments on self-concept consistency. Data Blitz at the Jaffe Symposium on Security and Scarcity. Ann Arbor, MI.

Michalak, N.M., & Ackerman, J.M. (2017). What does infectious disease look like in the mind? A Reverse Correlation Approach. Presentation given at the at the Human Behavior and Evolution Society Conference, Boise, ID.

Michalak, N.M., & Ackerman, J.M. (2017). What does infectious disease look like in the mind? A Reverse Correlation Approach. Presentation given at the Evolutionary Psychology Preconference at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Convention, San Antonio, TX.

Ackerman, J. M., Maner, J. K., & Carpenter, S. M. (2016, June). Going all-in: Unfavorable sex ratios attenuate choice diversification. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Vancouver, BC.

Prokosch, M. L., Ackerman, J. M., Hill, S. E. (2016, June). Too Risky a Gamble? Disease Threats Decrease Risk Tolerance and Risk-Taking. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Vancouver, BC.

Ackerman, J. M. (2015, October). Persuasion by Proxy: Vicarious Self-Control Use Increases Decision Compliance. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Consumer Research, New Orleans, LA.

Ackerman, J. M., Mortensen, C., & Tybur, J. (2015, September). Infectious disease and imperfections of the self. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Experimental Social Psychology, Denver, CO.

Ackerman, J. M. (2015, April). How the threat of disease influences consumption. Presentation at the Interdisciplinary Science of Consumption 2015, Ann Arbor, MI.

Ackerman, J., Mortensen, C., & Tybur, J. (2015, February). Contagious Disease and Imperfections of the Self. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology, Long Beach, CA.

Ackerman, J. (2014, June). Implications of haptic experience for product and environmental design. Paper presented at the Advertising and Consumer Psychology Conference: The Psychology of Design, Ann Arbor, MI.

Bellezza, S., & Ackerman, J. (2014, March). “Be Careless with That!” Upgrade Availability Increases Cavalier Cognition toward Owned Products, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Consumer Psychology, Miami, FL.

Griskevicius, V., Ackerman, J. M., Cantú, S. M., Simpson, J. A., Delton, A. W., Robertson, T. E., Thompson, M. E., & Tybur, J. M. (2013, July). When the economy falters do people spend or save? Responses to resource scarcity depend on childhood environments. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Miami, FL.

Ackerman, J., Mortensen, C., & Tybur, J. (2013, March). Contagious disease and imperfections of the self. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Consumer Psychology, San Antonio, TX.

Griskevicius, V., Ackerman, J., & White, A. (2013, March). The Financial Consequences of Too Many Men: Sex Ratio Effects on Spending, Saving, and Borrowing. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Consumer Psychology, San Antonio, TX.

Ackerman, J., & Griskevicius, V. (2012, October). Putting your eggs in one basket: Sex ratio effects on bet-hedging. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Consumer Research, Vancouver, BC.

Stein, R., Ackerman, J., & Bargh, J. (2012, October). Rebels without a Clue: Nonconscious Motivation for Autonomy Preservation Moderates Social Decision Biases. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Consumer Research, Vancouver, BC.

Griskevicius, V., Ackerman, J., Wang Y., & White, A. (2012, October). Mo’ Men, Mo’ Problems: Sex Ratio, Impulsive Spending, and Conspicuous Consumption. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Consumer Research, Vancouver, BC.

Ackerman, J. M., Griskevicius, V., Cantú, S. M., Simpson, J. A., Delton, A. W., Robertson, T. E., Thompson, M. E., & Tybur, J. M. (2012, June). Contingent expression of fast and slow life history strategies. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Albuquerque, NM.

Ackerman, J. M. (2012, January). Let’s get serious: Communicating commitment in romantic relationship formation. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA.

Ackerman, J. M. (2011, October). Embodiment in Consumer Judgment and Decision-Making: Behavioral, Psychological, and Neural Perspectives. Invited Roundtable Session at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Consumer Research, St. Louis, MO.

Griskevicius, V., & Ackerman, J. M. (2011, October). Sex Ratio and the Financial Consequences of Too Many Men. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Consumer Research, St. Louis, MO.

Griskevicius, V., & Ackerman, J. M. (2011, October). Economic Recessions Release the Inner Child. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Consumer Research, St. Louis, MO.

Kronrod, A., & Ackerman, J. M. (2011, October). My Hands Are Tied – My Lips Are Sealed: Prevented Embodiment Limits Communicational Cooperativeness. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Consumer Research, St. Louis, MO.

Ackerman, J. M. (2011, June). Effects of emotional expression on memory for the unemotional. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Marseilles, France.

Ackerman, J. M. (2011, May). Touch as a Scaffold for the Mind. Invited presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington DC.

Li, Y. J., & Ackerman, J. (2011, February). You eat what you are: Disease concerns and food origin preferences. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Consumer Psychology, Atlanta, GA.

Ackerman, J. M. (2011, January). Building a social mind from the ground up. Invited presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, TX.

Ackerman, J. M. (2011, January). Vicarious self-control depletion: One’s success begets another’s failure. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, TX.

Ackerman, J. M., Nocera, C. C., & Bargh, J. A. (2010, November). The magic touch: Nonconscious haptic influences on impressions and decisions. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making, St. Louis, MO.

Ackerman, J. (2010, October). Lead us not into temptation: Depletion does not require individual self-control use. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Consumer Research, Jacksonville, FL.

Ackerman, J., Nocera, C., & Bargh, J. (2010, October). Haptic experiences: A touching story of impression formation and decision-making. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Consumer Research, Jacksonville, FL.

Huang, J., Ackerman, J., & Bargh, J. (2010, October). Evolutionary goal scaffolding: Building social motives on a physical foundation. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Consumer Research, Jacksonville, FL.

Ackerman, J. M., Griskevicius, V., & Li, N. (2010, June). Let’s get serious: Communicating commitment in romantic relationship formation. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Eugene, OR.

Ackerman, J. M. (2010, May). The mating game is a team sport. Invited presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Boston, MA.

Ackerman, J. M. (2010, February). Mental simulation and the vicarious experience of self-control. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Consumer Psychology, St. Pete Beach, FL.

Kenrick, D. T., Ackerman, J., & Becker, D. V. (February, 2009). Do cognitive biases favor men or women? Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality & Social Psychology, Tampa, FL.

Ackerman, J. M. (2008, August). The mating game is a team sport. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, Boston, MA.

Mortensen, C., Becker, V., Ackerman, J., Neuberg, S., Kenrick, D. (2008, June). Magnetic personalities: Ostracism and disease concerns produce attractive and repulsive, functionally biased first impressions. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Kyoto, Japan.

Ackerman, J. M., Shapiro, J. R., Becker, D. V., Neuberg, S.L., & Kenrick, D. T. (2008, January). An Evolutionary Perspective on Intergroup Threat Detection. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Albuquerque, NM.

Ackerman, J. M., Shapiro, J. R., Kenrick, D. T., & Neuberg, S. L. (2007, June). Making faces erases races: The effects of emotional expression on memory for group members. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Williamsburg, VA.

Ackerman, J.M., Shapiro, J.R., Neuberg, S.L., Kenrick, D.T., Becker, D.V., Griskevicius, V., Maner, J.K., & Schaller, M. (2006, June). They all look the same to me (unless they’re angry): From out-group homogeneity to out-group heterogeneity. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Philadelphia, PA.

Ackerman, J.M. (2005, November). They all look the same to me (unless they’re angry): From out-group homogeneity to out-group heterogeneity. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Southeastern Social Psychologists, Atlantic Beach, FL.

Ackerman, J. M., & Kenrick, D. T. (2005, June). Cooperative courtship: Facilitating flirtation with friends. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Austin, TX.

Ackerman, J. M. (2003, May). Self-serving biases and closer relationships. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association. Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Ackerman, J. (2002, April). Kinship and Interdependence in Individualism and Collectivism. Western Psychological Association symposium. Irvine, CA.

CONFERENCE POSTERS

Ackerman, J. M., Maner, J. K., & Carpenter, S. M. (2017, January). Going All-In: Unfavorable Sex Ratios Attenuate Choice Diversification. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, TX.

Michalak, N.M., & Edelstein, R.S. (2017, January). Power play: Status-sensitive men may strategically modulate their desire for intergroup dominance. Poster at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology. San Antonio, TX.

Wang, I.M., Ackerman, J.M., & Kitayama, S. (2017, January). Do I feel okay? The behavioral immune system and attention to internal cues. Poster at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology. San Antonio, TX.

Lin, Y., Forche, K., Grier, E., Reyes, A., & Ackerman, J. (2017, January). Vicarious self-control use and persuasion susceptibility. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, TX.

Wang, I., Ackerman, J. M., & Kitayama, S. (2016, June). Do I feel okay? The behavioral immune system and attention to internal cues. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Vancouver, BC.

Michalak, N.M., & Edelstein, R.S. (2016, June). Power play: Status-sensitive men (indexed by their change in testosterone) may strategically modulate their desire for intergroup dominance. Presentation given at the Connecting Minds in Social Neuroendocrinology and Evolution Preconference at the Human Behavior and Evolution Society Conference, Vancouver, Canada.

Wang, I.M. & Hydock, C. (2016). The role of reference points in balancing risk seeking and risk aversion behavior. Poster at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology. San Diego, CA.

Wang, I.M. & Ackerman, J.M. (2015, February). Disease salience increases perceptions of crowding. Poster at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology. Long Beach, CA.

Ackerman, J., Li, Y. J., White, A. E., Neuberg, S. L., & Kenrick, D. T. (2014, May). Gut Decisions: Disease Concerns Bias Food Consumption Preferences. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA.

Ackerman, J. (2010, February). Feeling It: Haptic Priming Effects in Impression Formation. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Consumer Psychology, St. Pete Beach, FL.

Ackerman, J. M., Griskevicius, V., & Li, N. (2009, November). Let’s get serious: Communicating commitment in romantic relationship formation. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making, Boston, MA.

Ackerman, J. M., Nocera, C. C., & Bargh, J. A. (February, 2009). Feeling It: Haptic Priming Effects in Impression Formation. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology, Tampa, FL.

Ackerman, J. M., Shapiro, J. R., Neuberg, S. L., & Kenrick, D. T. (2007, January). When do they and when do we all look the same to me? Understanding heterogeneity and homogeneity effects. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Memphis, TN.

Ackerman, J.M., Shapiro, J.R., Neuberg, S.L., Kenrick, D.T., Becker, D.V., & Griskevicius, V. (2006, January). They all look the same to me unless they’re angry. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Palm Springs, CA.

Ackerman, J. M., Shapiro, J. R., Becker, D. V., Hofer, B., Neuberg, S. L., & Kenrick, D. T. (2005, January). Safety or romance? The asymmetry of fundamental motivations on memory for faces. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

Ackerman, J. M., Ledlow, S., & Kenrick, D. T. (2004, January). Friends are family, friends are strangers: Social cognition in social relationships. Society for Personality and Social Psychology special poster session. Austin, TX.

Butner, J., Becker, V., Maner, J., Ackerman, J., Kenrick, D. (2002, June). Variation and Reaction Time as Measures of Judgment Stability. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society. New Brunswick, NJ.

Ackerman, J., Ledlow, S., Kenrick, D. T., & Keefe, R. C. (2001, June). Teaching evolution in the social sciences. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, London, UK.