Next Monday, December 16th, researcher Clayton Critcher from Berkeley Haas will be at CATÓLICA-LISBON to present a talk entitled “Taking Another's Perspective: Consequences for Emotional Experiences and the Detection of Fake News”. The seminar is open to the whole academic community and will take place at 2PM in room 526 of CATÓLICA-LISBON.
Clayton Critcher’s talk will focus on construal theory - how different individuals may experience the same stimulus in very separate ways -; the possibilities of inducing a ‘vicarious construal effect’ where one is brought to experience the stimulus through a different perspective; and fake news. In one of his recent papers, Clayton Critcher demonstrated in 11 studies how this ‘vicarious construal effect’ can originate. “Trying to understand another’s perspective encouraged participants to approach a stimulus by posing different questions or directional hypotheses to themselves, which caused participants’ own experiences of the stimulus to shift”, he writes in the abstract of that paper.
Clayton Critcher is an Associate Professor of marketing, cognitive science, and psychology at Berkeley Haas. His research in Social Psychology focuses on how people come to understand themselves and other people and to make judgments and decisions in economic, morally relevant, and social situations. He has received significant awards for his work, including the Sage Young Scholar Award in 2015 and a Science Editor’s Choice award in 2014. His work has been featured in such media outlets as Mother Jones and Pacific Standard Magazine.
This talk is integrated in the CUBE Research Seminar Series, a research work forum presentation in different areas of economics and management, seeking above all to create a learning environment and exchange of ideas on topics of current research in these fields. You may see a calendar for upcoming seminars and consult a list of previous seminars here.