Craig Williams and Desmond Ong win SPSP Travel Awards!

Congratulations to SSNL PhD students Craig Williams and Desmond Ong for their receipt of SPSP Graduate Student Travel Awards.  Travel awards are provided to students with outstanding poster submissions to the upcoming meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.  Craig's poster presents data he has collected showing that social presence (believing that a friend is watching you) can cause individuals to express more emotion without changing how these individuals actually feel.  Desmond's poster discusses a Bayesian model he has created that describes how people make inferences about what other people are feeling, particularly when they receive conflicting information about another's emotional state.