John Cacioppo to receive Society for Experimental Social Psychology’s 2015 Distinguished Scientist Award

John Cacioppo, the Tiffany & Margaret Blake Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Psychology, has been selected to receive the 2015 Society for Experimental Social Psychology’s Distinguished Scientist Award in recognition of “unusually important contributions to experimental social psychology.” Cacioppo is the Director of the Center for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience, Director of the Social Psychology Doctoral Program, and the Director of the Social Neuroscience Lab

The Why Axis; Hidden Motives and the Undiscovered Economics of Everyday Life

People can behave in surprising ways.  This is what two economists have shown with imaginative field experiments, tests they give of people outside the laboratory to determine how the respond in real world settings to incentives and then compare those results with the ways people respond when they don’t have the same incentives.