Department of Psychology 2019-2020 Colloquium Series

Friday, October 4, 2019 3:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Dr. Ayelet Fishbach

Speaker: Dr. Ayelet Fishbach, University of Chicago

Title:  Hidden Failures: Why We Don’t Share Negative Information and What We Might Miss

Location: HH 1102

Time: 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Reception to follow in Don Craig Atrium

Abstract: We live in a society that celebrates failure as a teachable moment. Yet, failure can undermine learning if people ignore it. 

Our research documents that people fail to learn from failure and further do not share information about failure with others, even when knowing how to avoid failure is critical for success. We explore the conditions under which failure-related information is

beneficial for learning and suggest interventions to increase learning from negative outcomes.