Menu

Search

Melissa J. Ferguson

Melissa J. Ferguson

Melissa J. Ferguson (melissaferguson[at]cornell.edu) is an experimental social psychologist. She received her doctorate in social psychology from New York University in 2002 and then joined the psychology department at Cornell University. Her research focuses on the implicit and non-conscious cognitive processes that enable evaluation, goal-pursuit, self-control, and social behavior. Three recent topics of research in the lab are self-control (what predicts success?), first impressions (how do they form, change, and influence behavior?), and ideology (how do ideological symbols affect us?). Her research has appeared in outlets such as the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Psychological Science, Trends in Cognitive Sciences, Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and her work has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. She is also currently a Public Voices Fellow of The OpEd Project.

What is the secret to success?

Oct 27, 2016 05:25 am UTC| Life

At hundreds of colleges and universities across the country, thousands of students are in the midst of the fall semester, trying to manage the academic tasks of studying, exams, papers and lectures. A lot is riding on...

US Election Series

Is it too late for Trump and Clinton to become more likable?

Apr 14, 2016 06:50 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

According to the old adage, one never gets a second chance to make a first impression. Might that hold true for the presidential candidates? There would seem to be plenty of opportunities between now and Election Day ...

1 

Economy

Japan, China may restart mutual business travel in Oct.

Japan and China may restart its two-way business travel for both short- and long-term businesspeople as they seek to revive their economies. Around 9.59 million Chinese visited Japan in 2019, including about 370,000...

Australian weekly consumer sentiment rises for seventh consecutive week

Australian weekly confidence rose for the seventh consecutive week. The ANZ-Roy Morgan Australian consumer sentiment index rose 0.4 percent. A solid rise of 5.8 percent in Time to buy a household item underpinned the...

New Chinese law restricts sensitive exports, prescribes retaliation against threats

China has passed a new law restricting sensitive exports and taking reciprocal measures toward countries or regions that abuse export controls and threaten its national security and interests. Export controls under the...

Egypt exceeds IMF's growth expectation amid pandemic

Egypt exceeded the International Monetary Funds (IMF) expectations during the COVID-19 pandemic, prompting the latter to raise its estimate of the countrys economic growth rate from 2 percent during the last fiscal year to...

Biden's poll lead boosts shares of gun manufacturers

Shares of gun makers have been surging as Democratic candidate Joe Biden who vowed to increase gun regulation widened his lead in the polls against President Donald Trump since their debate. Smith Wessons stock is up...

Politics

Joe Biden extends campaigning into 'Animal Crossing'

With a few weeks left until the November elections, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is ramping up campaigning efforts in order to get elected to the presidency. Bidens campaigning has even extended to the popular...

Michelle Obama says she would never run for office because of the loss of anonymity

Even after leaving the White House in 2017, former first lady Michelle Obama and her husband Barack Obama remain to be incredibly influential political figures. While she has received calls from many hoping that she would...

Melania Trump to return to the campaign trail following COVID-19 recovery

For the past few weeks, first lady Melania Trump stayed out of the public eye after contracting coronavirus and experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Recently it was announced that she will be returning to the campaign trail...

Donald Trump humiliated: Congresswoman Ilhan Omar pushes back against POTUS' accusation of entering US illegally

Donald Trump is often criticized for pushing for an anti-immigrant as well as anti-Muslim agenda. Following his accusation that congresswoman Ilhan Omar entered the country illegally, Omar spoke out against...

World War 3 warning: India minister says defense forces are always ready for potential threats

Several countries find themselves at odds over deals and ideologies and geographic landscapes, with India and China being two of the countries that have long-running disputes with each other. As China continues to assert...

Science

NASA revelation: Mysterious set of footprints found on lunar surface outside of Apollo missions

NASA is currently preparing to return to the Moon through its upcoming Artemis space program. With five Apollo missions having preceded this one, scientists had also discovered a mysterious set of footprints that did not...

Asteroid discovery: space rock on extremely close approach photographed by scientist

Yesterday, October 19, an asteroid made a safe fly-by when it approached Earth. An astronomer was able to capture the rock as it traveled through space and towards our planet. The asteroid that NASA has referred to as...

NASA news: Expert warns of China's increasing dominance in future space exploration

In recent years, more countries are beginning to branch out into potential space exploration, among them being China. As NASA gears up for its upcoming space missions, a scientist has warned that Chinas own space agency is...

Climate change discovery: Changing global temperatures may have been the cause of human extinction in the past

Climate change today is becoming more and more of a problem that the toll it has taken on the environment has become more evident especially in recent years. Aside from leading to the extinction of certain species of...

Technology

Apple silicon Macs reportedly slated to be announced in November

Apples biggest events of 2020 have already taken place, where new iPad, Watch, and iPhones have been announced. However, the tech giant is expected to have one more product unveiling before the year ends focused on the...

Huawei Mate 40 Pro sports 50MP camera, 65-watt fast charging as specs leak before Oct. 22 reveal

Shortly before the official unveiling of the Huawei Mate 40 series, a reliable source has already reported the supposed full specs sheet for the Pro model. Aside from a processor that could surpass the capacity of Qualcomm...

Xbox Game Pass hints at ‘Rainbow Six Siege’ arriving on the streaming service

Previous online teasers made for Xbox Game Pass promotions have been fun, albeit easy, puzzles to crack. Video game fans may have just been given one more thing to decode, which suggests the addition of Rainbow Six Siege...

iPad Air 4 release date listed as Oct. 23 by several retailers

More evidence has surfaced online suggesting that the iPad Air 4 pre-order will open on the same day as the iPhone 12 on Friday, Oct. 16. Reports have it that third-party retailers have also listed the tablet with a...
  • Market Data
Close

Welcome to EconoTimes

Sign up for daily updates for the most important
stories unfolding in the global economy.