NEXT WED 12/6: Eileen Chou (UVA) will give a joint BRITE Lab and La Follette academic seminar on Wed., 12/6 from 12:30-1:30 in 1199 Nancy Nicholas Hall. Eileen is Associate Professor of Public Policy at the University of Virginia, Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. She will also give a public talk on Thurs., 12/7 at the Madison Public Library as part of the BIG Lecture Series. See more detailed info on both talks below.
We are considering whether or not to bring in someone to do a tutorial session on oTree. We are also generally interested in hearing from the BRITE community about whether they are interested in having group discussions about different platforms for conducting experiments, whether this is oTree or others. Please be in touch with Justin and/or Kathryn if so.
Hourly position available ASAP, to help with coding for an upcoming lab experiment. Dereck Barr-Pulliam, Assistant Professor in Accounting & Information Systems, is looking for someone to code in z-tree (or in an alternative program-- o-tree, etc) an updated version of a prior experiment. Earlier experiment was previously coded in z-tree (so there are existing files you could use as a starting point). Please email Dereck for more details.
The BRITE Lab is looking to hire an Assistant Lab Manager/PA for Spring 2018. View the PA Position Announcement for more details.
REMINDER - Winter deadline 1/12/18 :2017-2018 BRITE Lab Grant Program. NEW this year, we will consider grant proposals for experimental projects that are not necessarily conducted in the physical BRITE Lab space.
Eileen will also give a public talk as part of the BIG Lecture Series on Thurs., 12/7 at 12:30 PM at the Madison Public Library, 201 W. Mifflin Street (3rd floor). Here she will present "What's in a Name: The Psychological and Behavioral Effects of E-Signatures on Individual Decision Making."
Recently in the Lab
Nancy Wong ran a study in the lab examining why consumers take and share selfies, how they evaluate others' selfies, and whether these are correlated with subjective measures such as materialism, productivity orientation, and envy.
Nancy is the Kohl's Chair in Retail Innovation, Professor, and Faculty Director of the Kohl's Center for Retailing in the Department of Consumer Science.
We will use this space each week in the news blast for Justin to share new ideas he thinks may be of interest for our behavioral & experimental community. If you ever have ideas for topics, please share your ideas with Justin.
This Week's BRITE Idea:
This week we want to highlight a nice discussion of a recent "Registered Replication Report"; link available HERE. At this point most people are probably aware that there has been a strong push to work on large-scale, multi-lab replications of key findings in psychology and behavioral/experimental economics. This talks about an example of trying to replicate simple "priming" effects. To put it simply -- they really did not replicate. Justin's personal view is that priming effects are one of the weaker effects in the psychology literature and something that BRITE Lab users should be especially wary/careful about going forward.