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ISR Insights Speaker Series - Chatter: The Voice in Our Heads, Why it Matters, and How to Harness It. Wednesday, March 3 at 11am EST. Ethan Kross. University of Michigan Institute for Social Research

Wednesday, March 3, 11am EST:

Tell a stranger that you talk to yourself, and you’re likely to get written off as eccentric. But the truth is that we all have a voice in our head. In this ISR Insights talk, University of Michigan professor Ethan Kross joins Dave Mayer (Ross School of Business) to discuss Kross’ new book, Chatter. Interweaving behavioral and brain research from Kross’ lab with colorful real-world case studies, Kross explains how these conversations shape our lives, work, and relationships.

This talk is co-sponsored by Literati Bookstore, where you can purchase Kross’ new book.

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Faculty Profiles

ISR’s faculty experts conduct groundbreaking and wide-ranging social science research — representing more than 20 academic disciplines. Included below are two examples of the type of work being done by members of our team.

  • Fabian T. Pfeffer

    Faculty Associate, PSC Research Associate Professor, SRC-PSID Associate Professor, Sociology
    Fabian Pfeffer received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2010 after receiving his undergraduate … more
  • Donald R. Kinder

    Research Professor, CPS Professor, LSA Political Science Professor, Psychology
    Professor Kinder is working on papers comparing explicit and implicit forms of prejudice and their consequences for contemporary American political … more