Joe Simmons, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Joe Simmons is an associate professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He has two primary areas of research: Exploring the psychology of judgment and decision-making, and identifying easy-to-adopt research practices that improve the integrity of published findings. His talk discusses P-hacking, the practice of conducting many analyses on the same dataset until one achieves a reportable, statistically significant result (p<.05), and its effects.

William K. Hallman, Rutgers University

The Psychology of Food Risks: William K. Hallman is a professor and Chair of the Department of Human Ecology and former Director of the Food Policy Institute at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. He is a visiting scholar at APPC for 2016-2017. Using examples from a diverse set of research projects involving public perceptions of food risks, his lecture explores factors that make communicating about food risks so difficult.