Sticky Frames: Why Negatives Lodge in the Mind and What To Do About It

Alison Ledgerwood delivered this talk on April 24, 2015 at the Institute for Social Sciences conference series Leading Research in the Social Sciences Today. Ledgerwood is a member of the ISS executive committee, and an associate professor of psychology at UC Davis.

One line of her work focuses on social influence as a tool people use to either immerse themselves in the current context or to transcend it. In a second line of work, she studies group symbols as tools that people use to communicate group identity across time, space, and disparate individuals. She is a Fellow of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology, and received her Ph.D. from New York University. 

Learn more about Alison Ledgerwood.

The 2015 ISS conference series showcased world-class research by social scientists across UC Davis and by top researchers from across the country. Each day of the conference focused on a unique aspect of inquiry, including people in societies, perceptions and reality and the role of social networks in decision making. This conference was co-sponsored by the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science, the Davis Humanities Institute and the Center for Regional Change.