January 2017. Each year the website Edge.org invites a number of scientists to respond to a specific question. This year’s question was: “What scientific term or concept ought to be more widely known?” Simone Schnall gave the example of Spatial Agency Bias, which suggests that people looking toward the right (relative to the observer) are … More Edge Question 2017
January 2017. The lab is fortunate to have Professor Anne Maass from Padova University (Italy) as a visitor for several weeks. She has done seminal work on the so-called Spatial Agency Bias, namely the tendency for observers to attribute more agency and power to individuals who are pointing toward the right (i.e., displaying their right … More Lab Visitor: Professor Anne Maass
December 2016. Together with Robbie Duschinsky and Daniel Weiss, Simone Schnall completed an edited book entitled “Purity and Danger: New Perspectives.” Written to mark the 50th anniversary of Mary Douglas’s classic published in 1966, the book draws on recent developments in the social sciences and humanities, including research conducted in psychology, cognitive science, sociology, religious … More Book Published: “Purity and Danger: New Perspectives”
November 2016. Lennart Schulze, an MPhil student in the lab doing the degree in Social and Developmental Psychology, has been awarded a prestigious fellowship from the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes (German Academic Scholarship Foundation). The funding will cover the MPhil and a living stipend. Lennart studies the psychological implications of social status and social background, … More Lennart Schulze receives Studienstiftung Fellowship
October 2016. A new group of students has joined the lab. The three MPhil students come from Germany, Israel and Hong Kong: Lennart Schulze completed his undergraduate degree at Zeppelin University. Aaron Wiener-Blotner studied at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzeliya. Justin Chan was an undergraduate in the Department’s degree on Psychological and Behavioural Sciences. In … More New Students Join the Lab
July 2016. Monique Zenker joins the lab as an undergraduate research assistant for the summer. Monique is currently completing her psychology degree at Dresden University. Her stay in the lab is funded by a stipend from the Erasmus Exchange program.
May 2016. In her role as Einstein Fellow, Simone Schnall participated in the Einstein Workshop on Morality and Aesthetics. This event was organised by the Einstein Group on “Consciousness, Emotions, Values,” part of the Berlin School of Mind and Brain (Humbolt University). The title of her talk was Embodied Morality. The Group has been bringing … More Simone Schnall Presents at Einstein Workshop