Creativity is important for individual adaptation, successful entrepreneurship, and organizational effectiveness. Especially in a continuously changing world characterized by crises and competition, it is vital to understand how creativity comes about and what factors foster versus inhibit it. In this project, I set out to uncover the way threats influence creativity. This is important because although threats are ubiquitous features of crises and competition, past work has shown they can both increase and decrease creativity, without providing convincing reasons why. To solve this conundrum, I propose that threats may lead to increased creativity, but crucially, mainly when creativity helps achieving valuable outcomes (averting or neutralizing the threat). Team members on the project are Yujie Cheng and Carsten De Dreu.
Perspective-taking in communication: Representations of others' knowledge in reference. Archives of Psychology, 27(187) . Social Psychology Across Cultures: Analysis and Perspectives. Subjective
meaning in the social situation. Feb 20, 2014 - We get more perspective on the situation, and we're better able to see the task before us as a challenge rather than a threat. Feb 15, 2012 - From
a theoretical perspective, the principal distinction I see within the literature is between the social environment (., presence of others) and the physical environment (., environmental
psychology). Oct 29, 2013 - Joni Sasaki, who earned her . For her dissertation, “Religion is what individuals and societies make of it: Moderators of religion's effects at the level of
person, situation, and culture,” Dr. In 2012 in Social Psychology from UCSB's Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, is the 2013 recipient of the Society of Experimental Social
Psychology (SESP) Dissertation Award. �Saying is believing”: Effects of message modification on memory and liking for the person described. Sasaki was selected as the 2013 recipient of the
Outstanding Dissertation Award. Jul 11, 2008 - Jenness (1932) was the first psychologist to study conformity. His experiment was an ambiguous Or when a person is in an ambiguous (. The theme
behind person x situation interactions arose from Kurt Lewin, who has been called the father of social psychology, and this next iteration of the person x situation theme may be helpful to the
future of our field as well. Unclear) situation and socially compares their behavior with the group. Feb 15, 2008 - Conference: Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social
Psychology, 7th, Jan, 2006, Palm Springs, CA, US; Parts of this research were presented at the aforementioned conference, and at the 4th International Conference on . A study of some social
factors in perception.
This study examines face-scanning behaviors of infants at 6, 9, and 12 months as they watched videos of a woman describing an object in front of her. The videos were created to vary information in the mouth (speaking ... more abstract This study examines face-scanning behaviors of infants at 6, 9, and 12 months as they watched videos of a woman describing an object in front of her. The videos were created to vary information in the mouth (speaking vs. smiling) and the eyes (gazing into the camera vs. cueing the infant with head turn or gaze direction to an object being described). Infants tended to divide their attention between the eyes and the mouth, looking less at the eyes with age and more at the mouth than the eyes at 9 and 12 months.