University of Michigan http://wamc.org en Dr. Dae Kwak, University of Michigan -- Fantasy Sports and Effective Marketing http://wamc.org/post/dr-dae-kwak-university-michigan-fantasy-sports-and-effective-marketing <p>How will your fantasy baseball team do this season?</p><p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Dae Kwak, assistant professor of sports management at the University of Michigan, discusses the psychological impact fantasy sports advertising has on even experienced players.</p><p></p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Matthew Pryce 85752 at http://wamc.org Dr. Dae Kwak, University of Michigan -- Fantasy Sports and Effective Marketing Dr. Elizabeth Pringle, University of Michigan – Trees and Ant Defenders http://wamc.org/post/dr-elizabeth-pringle-university-michigan-trees-and-ant-defenders <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Elizabeth Pringle of the University of Michigan reveals how some tropical trees pay armies of ants to defend them against herbivorous pests.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 81435 at http://wamc.org Dr. David Hsu, University of Michigan – The Pain of Social Rejection http://wamc.org/post/dr-david-hsu-university-michigan-pain-social-rejection <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. David Hsu of the University of Michigan explains how the brain deals with the pain of social rejection.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><br />David Hsu is an assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Michigan. His research interests include the neuroimaging of mood and anxiety disorders using fMRI and PET scans, the neurobiology of stress in the context of social environments, and the neuroanatomical pathways for emotional responses to stress.&nbsp; He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.</p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 78653 at http://wamc.org Dr. Sara Konrath, University of Michigan – Age and Empathy http://wamc.org/post/dr-sara-konrath-university-michigan-age-and-empathy <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Sara Konrath of the University of Michigan explores the relationship between age and the ability to feel empathy for others.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 66049 at http://wamc.org Dr. Sara Konrath, University of Michigan – Age and Empathy Dr. Colleen Seifert, University of Michigan – Dislodging Misinformation http://wamc.org/post/dr-colleen-seifert-university-michigan-dislodging-misinformation <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Colleen Seifert of the University of Michigan explains why it’s sometimes hard to abandon an idea even when you know it to be false.</p><p></p><p>Colleen Seifert is the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Psychology at the University of Michigan. Her research examines cognitive modeling (computer models of human thought), knowledge representation, memory retrieval, and judgment and decision-making.</p><p><a href="http://www.lsa.umich.edu/psych/people/directory/profiles/faculty/?uniquename=seifert">About Dr. Seifert</a></p> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 55450 at http://wamc.org Dr. Colleen Seifert, University of Michigan – Dislodging Misinformation Dr. Sarah Stoddard, University of Michigan – Online Peer Pressure http://wamc.org/post/dr-sarah-stoddard-university-michigan-online-peer-pressure <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Sarah Stoddard of the University of Michigan explains peer pressure’s long reach into the virtual world of social media.</p><p></p><p>Sarah Stoddard is a research assistant professor in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of Michigan.&nbsp; Her research interests include understanding the interaction between individual factors and social and environmental factors. Her findings have been published in a number of peer-reviewed journals and she holds a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota.</p> Mon, 31 Dec 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 54291 at http://wamc.org Dr. Sarah Stoddard, University of Michigan – Online Peer Pressure