UH Ethics in Science Lecture Series

Monday, January 23, 2017 11 am - 12:30 pm

The Nature of Pride: The Emotional Origins of Social Rank

Professor Jessica L. Tracy

Why do people respond to their most impressive and apparent successes by engaging in verbal and nonverbal displays of self-celebration, superiority, and even arrogance? Tracy argues that humans have an evolved tendency to respond to success by displaying pride, a distinct and universally recognized emotion expression. As she shows, the pride expression is a powerful status signal, sending a message that is distinct from other emotions, implicitly perceived, and strong enough to counteract contradictory contextual information in shaping status-based decision-making.

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Location
232 Philip G. Hoffman Hall (PGH-232)
Price
Free
Sponsor
Texas Institute for Measurement, Evaluation and Statistics
Contact

Ioannis Pavlidis
ipavlidis@uh.edu
713-743-0101