Facial Feedback: The History of the Pen. 1988 - 2022 › view all

Lecture by Prof. Fritz Strack

June 02, 2022 - 16:00-18:00
South Hall, Video Conference Room
Jacobs University
Series: Social Sciences Lecture Series
Event type: public

You are cordially invited to a lecture by Prof. Dr. Fritz Strack (Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Würzburg) on "Facial Feedback: The History of the Pen. 1988 - 2022".

He will present a retrospective view on a study published 1988 and its subsequent empirical and conceptual impact. Both starting and point will be the consequences of holding a pen (or a straw) in your mouth. This will be embedded in a more general discussion of the merits of replications in psychology and beyond.

Before the talk (15:00-16:00), everybody is cordially invited to an informal get-together for coffee, tea and cake outside South Hall. Please join us!



Prof. Strack is a German social psychologist, probably most known for his research on the Facial Feedback Hypothesis. In 2019, Fritz Strack received the Ig Nobel Prize in Psychology "for discovering that holding a pen in one's mouth makes one smile, which makes one happier — and for then discovering that it does not". Here is a nice overview from The Guardian the year before.