We are proud to announce the acceptance of Vicki’s paper into the Journal of Economic Psychology!! The paper highlights that individuating information about people’s personal preferences, such as their favorite animal or a preferred food, can have differential effects for ingroup and outgroup members–it increases prosocial behavior toward outgroup members but leads to a decrease in prosocial behavior toward ingroup members. These results suggest that individuating information can help reduce group biases, but it does so at a cost to ingroup members.
Congratulations once more! You rock!
Just a few months after successfully defending his dissertation, Alex has accepted a full-time offer from Spotify as a Behavioral Scientist! The Huettel Lab is very proud of Dr. Breslav for this outstanding achievement and we continue to wish him even more success in his future works. Congratulations once more!!
We are very proud to announce that Alex’s paper, ‘Shuffle the Decks: Children are Sensitive to Incidental Non-Random Structure in a Sequential Choice Task’, has been published in the top empirical journal – Psychological Science. The take-home message was that kids might look like they are making maladaptive decisions, but they instead may be sophisticated decision-makers trying to learn their world’s structure.
Congratulations, Dr. Breslav! We look forward to more amazing projects from you!
We are excited to announce that Nikki’s paper, ‘Healthful choices depend on the latency and rate of the information accumulation’ at Nature Human Behaviour. You can access the paper here – Nature and also a blog post by Nikki can be found here – nature portfolio
Congratulations to Scott Huettel (@scott_huettel), recipient of the 2021 Education in Neuroimaging Award from The Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM). Dr. Huettel is recognized for his efforts to support neuroimaging through textbook publications, mentoring/training students, & outreach to other fields.
In our first meeting since the pandemic, the lab met at the R. L. Rigsbee Shelter in Duke Forest for a potluck-style get-together. All attendants were fully vaccinated. It also served as the going-away celebration for Alex, Andrea, and Kelsey, all of whom had successfully defended their dissertations! We wish them all the best in the next stage of their careers!!
A huge congratulations to PostDoc Mel Win Khaw on the acceptance of his paper, ‘Oversampling of minority categories drives misperceptions of group compositions’ at Cognition. The study was covered on the Duke Daily (5/11/2021) and can be seen here – Duke Today. We are very proud of his achievement and we look forward to even more down the line.
We are excited to officially congratulate Andrea on the successful defense of her dissertation on behavioral and labor economics. She has done amazing work over the years and we are so proud of her! We wish you the very best as you take up your new role, Dr. Andrea Kiss!
The Huettel lab is proud to announce that Alex Breslav has successfully defended his dissertation!! This comes after years of hard work and collaboration with the Zucker lab among other collaborators. Congratulations to him and we wish him the very best in his future endeavors. Shout out to Dr. Alex Breslav!!!
Abby presenter her research on curiosity at the 2021 Cognitive Neuroscience Society Virtual Conference. She used a novel paradigm to show that states of high curiosity prioritize the process of information gathering over immediate uncertainty resolution. Congrats to Abby!