Tuesday, August 28, 2018

September 7th UCD Geary Institute and IBSPN event on behavioural science and policy

September 7th UCD Geary Institute and IBSPN event on behavioural science and policy

On September 7th, we will host a workshop to mark one year since the launch of our programme on behavioural science and public policy at UCD Geary Institute for Public Policy. The programme is based at the Institute and works in conjunction with colleagues at the UCD School of Economics and College of Social Sciences and Law. The event will take place from between 12pm and 3pm. Our keynote speaker will be Professor Will Hofmann (http://soccco.uni-koeln.de/wilhelm-hofmann.html). Lunch and Tea/Coffee will be provided on arrival. Full details of the programme will be made available here in due course. Full details of the UCD Geary Institute behavioural science and policy group are available at bsp.ucd.ie Sign-up page for the workshop here 

1200pm: Lunch and Coffee (to take and sit down)

1210pm: Intro and Welcome: Professor Liam Delaney.

1225pm: Overview presentations on ongoing research at UCD Behavioural Science and Policy Group

110pm: Launch of UCD Geary Institute Behavioural Economics Laboratory

130pm to 245pm: Keynote Speaker: Professor Wilhelm Hofmann (University of Cologne)

Trust in Everyday Life: Preliminary Results from an Experience-Sampling Study

(together with: Alexa Weiss, Corinna Michels, Pascal Burgmer, Thomas Mussweiler, Axel Ockenfels)

Interpersonal trust plays a key role for functioning social relationships, has tight links with cooperation, and is the main foundation of economic transactions. In the present study, we sampled everyday trust and distrust experiences in a heterogeneous sample of 426 adults across many different social situations to address a number of overarching research questions such as: To what extent are everyday social interactions characterized by high vs. low trust? What types of everyday social interactions are perceived as rather high vs. low in trust, and what surface-level and deep–level variables account for variability in trust? What structural features of situational interdependence shape trust vs. distrust? And to what extent can trust game behavior, measured in the lab, predict everyday levels of trust?

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