Psychological science lacks diversity in topics, populations researched, scientists, reviewers of our science, and dissemination avenues. This narrow lens stifles intellectual contributions, idea generation and scholarly innovation. In this talk, researchers highlight structural and procedural barriers holding psychological science back and offer concrete strategies to deviate from that norm.
Idia Binitie Thurston, Texas A&M University
Moderator: John T. Jost, New York University
Susan Michie presents the “Behaviour Change Intervention Ontology,” which has the potential to dramatically enhance evidence integration and knowledge development using hybrid human-computer systems, thereby accelerating scientific advancements.
Keynote Address: The Human Quest for Fairness and Equality: Evolutionary Origins and Socio-Political Consequences
Ernst Fehr shows that individuals cluster around three global, fundamentally distinct, preference types characterized as altruistic, inequality averse, and predominantly selfish—with the selfish type typically comprising a minority of individuals.
Noam Sobel describes his findings on mechanisms of human chemosignaling in both health and disease. Based on these findings, he argues that, in contrast to common notions, humans are highly olfactory animals, and body-odors dominate our social behavior.