GRIT Talks: Research Worth Sharing (Can Acetaminophen Influence How We Perceive Other People?)

Thursday, July 7, 2016
7:30 PM – 10:00 PM


Free Event

The popular over-the-counter-medication, acetaminophen, is generally used to reduce fever and pain. However, a growing body of research suggests that the drug has broader psychological effects. The presentation discusses Kyle Ratner’s research examining the effects of acetaminophen on social group biases in person perception. He ends by suggesting that more research is necessary to fully characterize the effects of widely used drugs on social behavior and society.

Kyle Ratner received his B.A. in psychology from Cornell University. He then worked as a research assistant at Harvard University and obtained an M.A. in psychology and a Ph.D. in Social Psychology from New York University. Prior to joining the faculty at UCSB, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Ohio State University.