Cognitive Flexibility or Moral Commitment? Evidence of Anticipated Belief Distortion

Silvia Saccardo studies topics at the intersection of economics and psychology, using experimental methods. She is particularly interested in understanding how motivated cognition shapes the prevalence of (un)ethical decision-making, focusing on corruption, dishonesty and discrimination.

In her talk, Saccardo will discuss whether people anticipate the conditions that enable them to manipulate their beliefs when confronted with unpleasant information.


Seminar schedule

  • The seminar starts at 12:15 and lasts about one hour
  • The host will give a short introduction
  • If there is time, there will be a discussion at the end
  • The host will do a closing summary


  • FAIR will host the seminar on Zoom
  • To start, we will mute everyone except for our speaker
  • Questions can be asked during the seminar with the “Raise your hand” feature, in the “participants” tab. You will find it under the list of participants. 
  • Make sure your video is turned on when you have a question
  • To join, fill out the registration form at the bottom before Thursday, September 9, 9 AM (UTC +02:00)
  • You will receive an e-mail with the link and password before 11 AM Thursday, September 9.