The Center for Advanced Hindsight at Duke is now accepting applications for its second cohort of the Startup Lab, which begins October 2016.
Health and Finance startups with a keen interest in applying behavioral insights to their products and exploring original research opportunities in collaboration with our world-class researchers are invited to apply.
We are looking for startup teams of 2-4 who are willing and able to be in Durham, NC for the duration of the program (October 2016-June 2017).
For details on the Startup Lab’s timeline, structure, and investment model, click here:
Strong applicants are health or finance startups committed to changing behavior for good. We are looking for teams who are passionate in their pursuit of well-researched solutions and validation through experimentation. We want to partner with teams who are intensely interested in learning more about behavioral economics and who see the implementation of behavioral insights into their product as being vital to their success.
Have we found each other? Apply for the Startup Lab here:
(https://centerforadvancedhindsight.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk06uid) by Sunday, July 3, 2016 at 11pm EST.
ASA Job Bank #11988
Faculty Position Announcement
Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
University of California, San Francisco
Vacancy No. JPF00469
The Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) announces a search for a tenure track faculty position to be filled by September 1, 2017 (preferred, but later start date may be negotiable). Appointment will be at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor rank, depending upon the finalist’s level of experience.
Applicants are required to hold the PhD in sociology at the time of hire. Successful candidates should have expertise in medical sociology and quantitative research methods. Additional preferred areas of expertise include one or some combination of: sociology of aging, health policy, global health, HIV/AIDS, sociological theory, and/or organizational theory. Candidates should demonstrate excellence in teaching and research, including an established portfolio or promise of externally funded research that is synergistic with and contributes to departmental teaching and research directions. Candidates at the senior level must be willing and able to contribute to the leadership of the department, through periodic rotation to the Department Chair position.
For full consideration, applications should be submitted online at the link at the bottom of this ad by September 15, 2016. A complete application will include a cover letter that includes statements of research and teaching, curriculum vitae, copies of key publications, and recent course syllabi. In addition, please provide names and email addresses for three references; letters of reference will be requested at a later date for finalists. Questions may be directed to Janet Shim (firstname.lastname@example.org), Search Committee Chair.
The Doctoral Program in Sociology at UCSF offers a unique PhD program, and one of the most in-depth curricula in the U.S., focused on the sociology of health, illness, biomedicine, and health care systems. It is a doctoral level program only; UCSF does not have an undergraduate student population. The Doctoral Program in Sociology is one of the top graduate sociology programs in the U.S., ranked 6th-20th by the National Research Council in 2010. Additionally, UCSF ranks among the top (16th) global universities for social science and public health. UCSF is one of few institutions solely dedicated to the study of health both domestically and globally. Departmental areas of emphasis include aging and chronic illness; global health and global health policy; race, class, gender and health disparities; science, technology, and medicine studies; HIV/AIDS; and violence.
The principal aim of the Doctoral Program in Sociology is to educate students interested in professional careers as sociologists in academic and/or applied contexts with an emphasis on the study of issues in health, illness, medicine, health care, and the analysis of health and public policies. The theoretical bases of the program focus on classical, interactionist, and contemporary sociological perspectives, and the program has a dual orientation toward qualitative and quantitative research methods. See http://sociology.ucsf.edu for additional information.
The Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences houses the Doctoral Program in Sociology, and is one of four departments in the School of Nursing. The Department also includes the Doctoral Program in nursing health policy, whose aim is to educate students interested in academic careers in nursing with an emphasis on the study of issues in nursing, health, illness, medicine, health care, and the analysis of health and public policies. While the successful candidate’s primary responsibility will be to the Doctoral Program in Sociology, s/he may also be asked to teach and advise in the Doctoral Program in nursing health policy.
UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. The Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences has a strong commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and is particularly interested in candidates who have a demonstrated commitment and experience in improving access to higher education for disadvantaged students.
Please apply online at: http://apptrkr.com/816614.
Reframing Immigration and Immigration Reform: A Workshop on Strategic Communications (presented by The Frameworks Institute)
We wanted to make sure you were aware that The Frameworks Institute was giving a course on Friday, August 19 in Seattle. Below is the information on the course. It will be offered twice; 10:00am and 2:00pm. You can register for it here
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Reframing Immigration and Immigration Reform: A Workshop on Strategic Communications (presented by The Frameworks Institute)
The American Immigration Council has noted, “study after study has shown that commonsense immigration reform will strengthen the economy, spur innovation, reduce the deficit and increase U.S. trade and exports.” Yet, current public discourse is highly divisive, policy change elusive and expert knowledge about immigration is drowned out or ignored. To address the need for meaningful, productive conversations that lead to strong public support for immigration and immigration reform, immigration experts joined forces with communications experts to explore what Americans know about immigration, how this knowledge base differs from what experts would like them to know, and what communications techniques can be leveraged to build support for adopting and implementing meaningful solutions. With funding from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the FrameWorks Institute conducted a series of studies to develop communications strategies, tools, and techniques that researchers can use to translate the growing body of research on immigration and immigration reform to members of the public and policymakers.
In this interactive workshop, participants will learn the research base that informs the framing recommendations and will include ample opportunities for participants to begin to apply them to translate their own research to non-academic audiences. Through this workshop, participants will learn to recognize problematic and optimal framing strategies, get practice in deconstructing and reconstructing communications around an important social issue, and explore the potential of a shared communications strategy in building issue coalitions and informing public policy.
Call for Chapter Proposals – Handbook of Deceptive Communication, Tony Docan-Morgan
Editor: Dr. Tony Docan-Morgan, Department of Communication Studies, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse,firstname.lastname@example.org
Working title: The Handbook of Deceptive Communication
Working description of the handbook: Issues of deception and truth-telling weave through the fabric of communication more commonly than we realize. The Handbook of Deceptive Communication unravels the topic of deception in human communication, offering a comprehensive examination of the field, rethinking current approaches to the subject, and presenting original, innovative research. Leading scholars from around the world and from a multitude of disciplines offer insight on a wide range of issues within the deception literature. This handbook is meant for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, academics and deception researchers, and anyone who wants to understand the dynamic and pervasive nature of deceptive communication.
Competitive submissions are currently being accepted: Interested contributors should email a working title, 200-300 word abstract, and author names and affiliations to Dr. Tony Docan-Morgan at email@example.com by July 1, 2016. Interested contributors are also encouraged to email preliminary questions and ideas before this deadline. Notification of acceptance will be in summer 2016. Contributors who receive acceptance of their proposals will be expected to submit complete chapters early in 2017. Complete chapters will be approximately 6,000 words in length. In most cases, chapters should provide a comprehensive overview of the literature on the specific topic being explored, while also setting the agenda for future directions.
Chapter proposals currently sought include:
-Communicating or telling the truth
-Deception and trust
-Ethics of deception and/or deception detection
-Review of theories/models of deception
-Proposed theories/models of deception
-Review of research methods used to study deception and its detection
-Nonverbal indicators of deception
-Failure to detect deception
-How laypersons and/or professionals can improve deception detection accuracy
-Individual contexts and/or applications of deception (e.g., deception in close relationships such as romantic or family relationships, deception in the workplace, deception in group contexts, deception in health contexts, deception in forensic contexts)
-Individual differences in deception and its detection (e.g., sex, age, personality characteristics)
-Cutting-edge research examining issues of deception
Other topics related to deception will also be considered.
Progress to-date: Palgrave Macmillan has expressed strong interest in publishing this handbook; a formal book proposal containing contributor names, chapter titles, and chapter abstracts will be submitted to Palgrave mid-July 2016. Approximately 40 deception scholars from seven countries have submitted or committed to submitting invited chapter proposals addressing the topics listed below. Competitive submissions should not replicate the below topics, but instead add to the breadth and depth of the handbook.
THE PRACTICE OF DECEPTION
-The Study of Lying and Deception: Historical Perspectives
-Defining Deception, Truth, and Related Concepts
-A Review of Meta-Analyses of Deception Research
-Cultural Perspectives on Lying and Deception
-True and False Intentions
-Unchallenged Deceptions in Social and Professional Relationships
-Correlates of Self-Assessed Abilities to Tell Lies and Truths
DETECTING AND DETERRING DECEPTION
-Detecting Deceptive Behavior
-Promising New Techniques in Lie Detection
-Multitasking, Cognitive Load, and Deception
-Deception and Language: A Contextual Constraints Approach
-Verbal Cues Fostering Perceptions of Credibility and Lie Detection Rates
-Detecting Malicious Intent: Evaluation of Large-Scale Applications
-The Concealed Information Test: Past, Present, and Future
-Deterring Deception: Theory and New Directions
DECEPTION IN CONTEXT (OR APPLICATIONS)
-Deceiving for and During Sex
-Deception Production, Detection, and Beliefs in Online Environments
-Ethics of Deception in Mass Communication
-Visual Deception: From Camo to Cameron
-Language of Lies in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Race
The Social Psychology Section’s Cooley-Mead Award
Carmi Schooler, University of Maryland
“Complexity across Disciplines”
Outstanding Recent Contribution in Social Psychology Award
Ellis Monk, University of Chicago
“The Cost of Color: Skin Color, Discrimination, and Health among African Americans.” 2015. American Journal of Sociology 121(2): 396-444.
The Social Psychology Section Graduate Student Paper Award
Orestes Hastings, University of California, Berkeley
"The Psychosocial Effects of Income Inequality"
The Social Psychology Section Graduate Student Investigator Award
Ashley Reichelmann, Northeastern University
“Threatened by Memory: White Americans' Reactions to Representations of Slavery”
Congratulations to the winners! Please stay tuned for more information about our winners in the Summer newsletter.
The Social Psychology Section day is on Saturday, August 20. More information about Section Days is available at: http://www.asanet.org/sections/SectionDays.cfm.
The Reception will be on Sunday evening, August 21, off-site at Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery, 1333 Fifth Avenue, Seattle, 7:30-9:30pm, co-sponsored with the Section on Altruism, Morality and Social Solidarity and the Section on Sociology of Emotions.
A more detailed and searchable schedule for the upcoming ASA meeting can be found at: https://convention2.allacademic.com/one/asa/asa16/.
Don’t forget to cast your ballot for the ASA election. Voting ends at 5:00 PM on June 1st. You should have received an email with a link to the website or a paper ballot, if you had previously requested one.
The American Sociological Association challenges ASA members to encourage their colleagues, students, and others interested in the discipline of sociology to join ASA for 2016. Each current member who sponsors a new member is eligible for special recognition, prizes, and discounts on member dues.
In our 2015 campaign, 65 ASA members brought at least one new member into the Association and received discounts on their 2016 dues. For this year's campaign, sponsors are eligible for discounted 2017 membership dues and our grand prize—a $250 Amazon.com gift certificate—as well as other member reward prizes.
Current members are our best source for new members who could benefit from all ASA has to offer.
In return, new members of ASA receive all the substantial benefits of membership, including access to the ASA online Job Bank; free access to the TRAILS online database of teaching materials; deep discounts on ASA books, teaching resources, journals, and Annual Meeting registration; group rates on insurance, rental cars, magazines, and the JSTOR database; access to member-only online content; and much, much more.
You can print the special "Member-Get-A-Member" application form (pdf) and distribute it to potential new members. Or, you can encourage online application. (New members can indicate a sponsor when joining.)
No matter how you choose to participate, you are eligible to receive a reward for every new member you help bring into ASA.
Any current member who successfully sponsors a new member will be listed in a special article of recognition to be published in the September/October issue of Footnotes.
In addition, for every new non-student member you sponsor, you will receive a $10 discount off your 2017 membership dues. (Discount is limited to the amount of membership dues and may not be used for journal subscriptions or section memberships.)
If you sponsor at least any one new member (including new student members) by July 31, 2016, you will be entered into the grand prize drawing.
The 2016 ASA Member-Get-A-Member campaign ends July 31. Join us as we make this year a record-breaking one!
ASA membership is on a calendar year basis. Offer limited to 2016 members and 2016 new memberships (renewed memberships are not eligible). Grand prize winner will be notified by August 15, 2016.