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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 Francisc - 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
  • 2017 John Elder, San Diego State University - Child Obesity and the Hispanic Health Paradox
  • 2018 John Wixted, Univerity of California, San Diego
  • 2019 Bella DePaulo, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • 2021 Roxane Cohen Silver, University of California, Irvine
  • 2022 Paul Piff, University of California, Irvine