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History of the Research Fair

Previous Keynote Speakers

  • 1994  Mark Snyder, University of Minnesota—The Psychology of Stereotypes, Prejudice and Discrimination
  • 1995  Nancy Adler, University of California, San Francisco—Adolescent Decision Making and Contraception Use
  • 1996  Philip Zimbardo, Stanford University—On the Psychology of Evil: How to Seduce Good Folks to do Bad Things
  • 1997  Paul Ekman, University of California, San Francisco—Why Don’t We Catch Liars?
  • 1998  Larry Squire, University of California, San Diego—Memory and the Brain
  • 1999  Elizabeth Loftus, University of Washington—Creating False Memories
  • 2000  Marc Schuckit, University of California, San Diego—A 20 Year Prospective Study of Children of Alcoholics
  • 2001  Robert Cialdini, Arizona State University—The Power of Persuasion
  • 2002  Robert Rosenthal, University of California, Riverside—Interpersonal Expectations and Nonverbal Behavior
  • 2003  Claude Steele, Stanford University—The Contingencies of Social Identity
  • 2004  Ebbe Ebbeson, University of California, San Diego—Psychology and the Law
  • 2005  Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Claremont Graduate University—The Creative Person and the Creative Context
  • 2006  Diane Halpern, Claremont McKenna—Sex Differences in Cognitive Abilities
  • 2007 Ross Parke, University of California, Riverside—Fatherhood: Remembering the Past and Imagining the Future
  • 2008  Christina Maslach, University of California, Berkeley—Research Adventures in Job Burnout
  • 2009  Jean Twenge, San Diego State University—Generation Me: Why Today’s Young Americans are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled -- and More Miserable than Ever Before 
  • 2010  Michael Hogg, Claremont Graduate University—The  Trouble with Identity: How Uncertainty Breeds Extremism
  • 2011  Steven Hayes, University of Nevada, Reno—The Importance of Psychological Flexibility
  • 2012  Paul Abramson, University of California, Los Angeles—Smells Like Teen Spirit: The Conundrum of Kids, Sex, and the Law
  • 2013  Howard Friedman, University of California, Riverside—Healthy Models and Pathways to Longevity
  • 2014  Sylvia Hurtado, Univeristy of California, Los Angeles—Success in STEM: Recent Research at Different Stages of the Pipeline
  • 2015  Jonathan Schooler, University of California, Santa Barbara—The Three "R"s of Mind-wandering: Ramifications, Rewards, and Regulation