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Zak SPSP 2019 talk

Zak Witkower, ”Two signals of rank: Distinct displays of dominance and prestige,” in the symposium, “New insights into the nonverbal communication of social rank” at the annual SPSP meeting February 9, 2019 Portland, OR

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Jess SPSP 2019 talk

Jess Tracy, “Hot sh*t or piece of sh*t: The directly opposing impact of pride displays on social judgments and decision-making,” in the symposium, “Nonverbal Expressions of Positive Emotion: New Advances and Social Functions,” SPSP Annual Meeting February 10th (11 am-12:15)…

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Jess and Aaron Weidman’s research showing that authentic pride promotes increased effort and achievement covered in the Washington Post.

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EHB paper in press

Check out our new paper in press at Evolution and Human Behavior for real-world evidence that status displays reduce, rather than increase, the amount of financial aid needy individuals receive. Supporting Trivers’ model of reciprocal altruism, generous folks bias their efforts…

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