BASP at APS, New York

Below is a list of BASP students presenting at APS, along with their abstracts.


Friday MAY 22

Symposium Title: Promoting Positive Intergroup Relations across Multiple Levels of Analysis 

Chair: Brian M. Johnston

Individual presentations:

  • "Beyond Us and Them: How Context and Emotions Affect Positive Intergroup Behaviors"
  • "Consequences of Positive Intergroup Contact: An Interpersonal and Intergroup Analysis" 
  • "The Benefits of Quality Intergroup Contact in an Education Intervention in the Democratic Republic of the Congo"
    • By Brian M. Johnston, Catalina Torrente, Leighann Starkey, Edward Seidman, and J. Lawrence Aber

Friday, May 22, 2015
11:30 AM-12:50 PM
Room Ziegfield


Saturday May 23

Title: Investigating publication bias in the sequential lineup advantage: A p-curve analysis

Authors: Evelo, A. J. & Kovera, M

Abstract:  Using the p-curve method, we tested for publication bias in research showing that sequential presentation of lineup suspects lowers the proportion of mistaken identifications in target-absent lineups. We analyzed 21 independent tests, finding evidence of a true effect rather than publication bias.

Poster Session XV
Saturday, May 23, 2015
4:00 PM-4:50 PM
APS Exhibit Hall- Westside Ballroom
Board Number XV- 81


Title: Where Do You Look When You Skype? Conversational Content and Social Anxiety Moderate Looking at Conversation Partner

Authors: Carrie A. Pappas, Curtis D. Hardin, and Elizabeth F. Chua

Abstract: Social attention was monitored with eye tracking during video chats. People looked at the other more when listening than speaking. Less socially anxious people looked at the other more during proud than embarrassed stories. More socially anxious people looked at the other less during both stories. 

Poster Session XII
Saturday, May 23, 2015
12:30 PM-1:20 PM
APS Exhibit Hall- Westside Ballroom
Board Number XII- 44

Sunday MAY 24


Title: Close relationships reduce belief-threat biases when threatened beliefs are not shared

Authors: Matthew H. Goldberg, Cheryl L. Carmichael,  and Curtis D. Hardin

Abstract: Writing about a close relationship in which religious beliefs are not shared (vs. shared or control) led securely attached religious people to report more openness to evolutionary information. Attachment figures with unshared beliefs seem to reduce belief threat in people comfortable with closeness.

Poster Session XVII 
Sunday, May 24, 2015
9:30 AM-10:20 AM 
APS Exhibit Hall- Westside Ballroom 
Board Number XVI- 6


Title: Hostile Sexism, not Masculinity, Predicts  Sexual Risk Taking in College Men

Authors: Inna Saboshchuk, and Sarit A. Golub

Abstract: The role of sexism in sexual risk behavior of heterosexual males was studied. Sexism, masculinity, temptation for unsafe sex and sexual behavior were measured. Hostile sexism was associated with sexual risk taking indirectly, through temptation for unsafe sex. Masculinity and benevolent sexism did not predict temptation for unsafe sex or sexual risk taking.

Poster Session XVII
Sunday, May 24, 2015
9:30 AM-10:20 AM
APS Exhibit Hall- Westside Ballroom
Board Number XVII- 39