Please join us for tea and conversation with Dr. Cristina Bicchieri, S. J. Patterson Harvie Professor of Social Thought and Comparative Ethics, Director of the Philosophy, Political Science, and Economics Program, and Professor for Philosophy and Psychology. Dr. Bicchieri's primary research focuses on judgment and decision making with special interest in decisions about fairness, trust, and cooperation, and how expectations affect behavior. Today, Dr. Bicchieri will be discussing her new book, published by Oxford, Norms in the Wild (click to find Dr. Bicchieri's books in print and electronic formats at the Penn Libraries)
Dr. Bicchieri argues that when it comes to human behavior, social scientists often stress rational deliberation. In fact, many choices occur without much deliberation at all. Bicchieri theorizes that individuals react automatically to cues that often pointing to the social norms that govern our choices in a social world. Bicchieri's work has broad implications not only for understanding human behavior, but for changing it for better outcomes.
Research teas are an opportunity for informal conversation around ongoing research at Penn. We look forward to having you join the conversation! Careful deliberation should lead you to decide to join us!