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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