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Michael Slepian

Graduate Student
slepian@stanford.edu


Stanford University
Psychology Department
450 Serra Mall
Stanford, CA 94305

About me

I am a visiting scholar in Stanford University's Interpersonal Perception and Communication Lab of the Psychology Department. I received my Ph.D. in psychology from Tufts University, and a B.A. in psychology with a minor in neuroscience from Syracuse University.

My work has been covered in The Boston Globe, The Wall Street Journal, The Chronicle of Higher Education, MSNBC, NPR, The Economist, Scientific American, NBC, CBS, and TIME.  

 

Click here for my personal website and CV.

Publications

In Press and 2014

  

Slepian, M.L., & Ambady, N. (in press). Simulating sensorimotor metaphors: Novel metaphors influence sensory judgments. Cognition.
* Featured as as Editor's Choice, Science (2014), 343, 230-231.

  

Slepian, M.L., Bogart, K.R., & Ambady, N. (in press). Thin slice judgments in the clinical context. Annual Review of Clinical Psychology.

  

Slepian, M.L., Masicampo, E.J., & Ambady, N. (in press). Relieving the burdens of secrecy: Revealing secrets influences judgments of hill slant and distance. Social Psychological and Personality Science.

  

Young, S.G., Slepian, M.L., Wilson, J.P., & Hugenberg, K. (in press). Averted eye-gaze disrupts configural face encoding. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.


Slepian, M.L., Oikawa, M., & Smyth, J.M. (2014). Suppressing thoughts of evaluation while being evaluated. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 44, 31-39. 

  

Slepian, M.L., Weisbuch, M., Pauker, K., Bastian, B., & Ambady, N. (2014). Fluid movement and fluid social cognition: Bodily movement influences essentialist thought. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 40, 111-120.

  

2013

 

Rutchick, A.M., & Slepian, M.L. (2013). Handling ibuprofen increases pain tolerance and decreases perceived pain intensity in a cold pressor test. PLoS ONE, 8, e56175.

 

Slepian, M.L., Young, S.G., Rutchick, A.M. & Ambady, N. (2013). Quality of professional players’ poker hands is perceived accurately from arm motions. Psychological Science, 24, 2335-2338.

  

Weisbuch, M., Slepian, M.L., Eccleston, C.P., & Ambady, N. (2013). Nonverbal expressions of status and system legitimacy: An interactive influence on race bias. Psychological Science, 24, 2315-2321.

  

2012

 

Rule, N.O., Slepian, M.L., & Ambady, N. (2012). A memory advantage for untrustworthy faces. Cognition, 125, 207-218.

 

Slepian, M.L., & Ambady, N. (2012). Fluid movement and creativity. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 141, 625-629.

 

Slepian, M.L., Masicampo, E.J., Toosi, N.R., & Ambady, N. (2012). The physical burdens of secrecy. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 141, 619-624.

Slepian, M.L., Rule, N.O., & Ambady, N. (2012). Proprioception and person perception: Politicians and professors. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 38, 1621-1628.

    *Commentary: Slepian, M.L., & Ambady, N. (2013). Hard and soft: Stereotypes of politicians and scientists. Personality and Social Psychology Connections.   [HTML]

Slepian, M.L., Young, S. G., Rule, N.O., Weisbuch, M., & Ambady, N. (2012). Embodied impression formation: Social judgments and motor cues to approach and avoidance. Social Cognition, 30, 232-240.

 

2011

 

Rule, N.O., Rosen, K.S., Slepian, M.L., & Ambady, N. (2011). Mating interest improves women's accuracy in judging male sexual orientation. Psychological Science, 22, 881-886.

 

Slepian, M.L., Weisbuch, M., Adams, R.B., Jr., & Ambady, N. (2011). Gender moderates the relationship between emotion and perceived gaze. Emotion, 11, 1439-1444.

 

Slepian, M.L., Weisbuch, M., Rule, N.O., & Ambady, N. (2011). Tough and tender: Embodied categorization of gender. Psychological Science, 22, 26-28.

 

Weisbuch, M., Ambady, N., Slepian, M.L., & Jimerson, D.C. (2011). Emotion contagion moderates the relationship between emotionally-negative families and abnormal eating behavior. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 44, 716-720.

 

2010

 

Rutchick, A.M., Slepian, M.L., & Ferris, B. (2010). The pen is mightier than the word: Object priming of evaluative standards. European Journal of Social Psychology, 40, 704-708.

 

Slepian, M.L., Weisbuch, M., Rutchick, A.M., Newman, L.S., & Ambady, N. (2010). Shedding light on insight: Priming bright ideas. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 46, 696-700.

 

Weisbuch, M., Slepian, M.L., Clarke, A., Ambady, N., & Veenstra-Vander Weele, J. (2010). Behavioral stability across time and situations: Nonverbal versus verbal consistency. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 34, 43-56.

 

 


Recent Talks

 

Slepian, M.L., Young, S.G., Rutchick, A.M., & Ambady, N. (2014, January). It’s in the hands, not the face: Accurate and inaccurate impressions of the quality of professional players’ poker hands. Talk to be presented at the 15th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), Austin, TX.

 

Slepian, M.L., & Ambady, N. (2013, January). Embodied metaphors and simulation. Hot topic talk presented at the 14th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) Embodiment Preconference, New Orleans, LA.

 

Slepian, M.L., Masicampo, E.J., Toosi, N.R., & Ambady, N. (2013, January). The physical burdens of secrecy. Talk presented at the 14th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), New Orleans, LA.

 

Slepian, M.L., & Ambady, N. (2012, April). Fluid movement and creativity. Talk given at the 40th Annual Conference for the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists (SASP), Adelaide, Australia.

 

Slepian, M.L., Weisbuch, M., Pauker, K., & Ambady, N. (2012, May). Fluid movements induce flexible social categorization. Talk given at the 24th Annual Convention for the Association for Psychological Science (APS), Chicago, IL.

 

Slepian, M.L., Weisbuch, M., Pauker, K., & Ambady, N. (2012, January). Bodily movements influence social categorization. Hot topic talk presented at the 13th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) Embodiment Preconference, San Diego, CA.

 

Slepian, M.L., Weisbuch, M., Rule, N.O., & Ambady, N. (2011, January). Tough and tender: Embodied categorization of gender. Hot topic talk presented at the 12th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) Embodiment Preconference, San Antonio, TX.