Free Will : Interesting Findings in Social Psychology

Free will has up until quite recently been considered a philosophical issue. Some philosophers argued that free will exists, some argued that it doesn’t, and work has mainly been focused on trying to better define what free will means and to disentangle and relate free will to other concepts like determinism, fatalism, etc. In the […] […]

Running Experiments with Amazon Mechanical Turk

I’ll start by saying that I think Amazon Mechanical Turk (MTurk) and online markets offer no less than a revolution in experimental psychology. By now, I’ve already ran over a hundred successful experiments on MTurk and have come to consider it as one of the most important tools available to me as an experimental social psychologist. […] […]

Teaching Managerial Ethics : Content and In-class Exercises

Teaching ethics is tricky. It’s a highly complex topic and I’ve always debated with myself how to best approach this topic with under-grad students, especially when ethics isn’t a main topic in the course and there’s very limited time. Two of my research projects actually involve looking at unethical behavior and morality as the result […] […]

Inclass Experiments #2 : In-group Out-group Bias

Inclass experiments are a great way to get students to learn about social psychology and management. Continuing my post series about social psychology inclass experiments, this next social psychology experiments is aimed at demonstrating the strong effects on the formation of cognition and affect regarding in-group  versus out-group, even when the separation seems to be […] […]