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PEER-REVIEWED PRESENTATIONS

(* = student / alumni collaborators)


2019
 

Olsen, N., Perry, V. G., White, T. B., Stewart, M., & *Zhao, L. (June 2019). We're only human: The effects of race and gender in transactions with artificially-intelligent agents? Race in the Marketplace (RIM) Research Forum, Paris, France. https://gwtoday.gwu.edu/gw-researchers-converge-paris


Olsen, N. & Zhao, L. (May 2019). How prosocial, other-interest, and self-interest perspectives impact mini-ultimatum game performance. 31st Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, DC.


Olsen, N. & Menon, G. (May 2019). Openness has its limits: Structural drivers of productivity, collaboration, and performance. 31st Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, DC.


2018
 

Olsen, N., Perry, V. G., & *Jin, Z. (May 2018). Alexa, can you plan my retirement? Cognitive resource depletion and human versus computer-mediated financial planners. 30th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA.


Orr, J., *Peterson, L. M., & Olsen, N. (April 2018). Does physician gender play a role in college students’ Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination decisions? 39th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, New Orleans, LA.


Olsen, N., Perry, V. G., & *Jin, Z. (February 2018). Alexa, can you plan my retirement? Cognitive resource depletion and human versus computer-mediated financial planning interaction. 2018 Academic Research Colloquium for Financial Planning & Related Disciplines, Arlington, VA.


2017

 

*Sandler, A., Olsen, N., Ahmed, O., Fritzeen, J., Bernstein, A., Petrosyan, M., & Burd, R. (May 2017). Clinical indicators for non-accidental trauma in a pediatric emergency department setting. 29th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Boston, MA.


Olsen, N.
, *Jin, Z., *Fullop, T., & *Flacco, N. (May 2017). Peripheral processing and airline ads: Flying in the face of logic. 29th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Boston, MA.


*Yee, K., & Olsen, N. (May 2017). Drivers of brand romance: Exploring the emotional connection between luxury brands and consumers. 29th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Boston, MA. 


2016

 

*Lee, J. D., Olsen, N., & Perry, V. G. (June 2016). In the zone: The impact of cognitive resource depletion on wine consumption. 10th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Wine Economists, Bordeaux, France.

 

*Deem, M., & Olsen, N. (May 2016). Flow and the performance quality of jazz musicians. 28th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL.

 

2015
 

Olsen, N., Volchansky, N., & *Shen, R. (May 2015). Sound, time, and cognitive processing: Implications for medical contexts. 27th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, New York, NY.



Olsen, N.
, & *Shen, R. (May 2015). Central processing, travel savviness, and NFC: Optimizing airline ad appeal. 27th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, New York, NY.



2014

 

*Hecht, H. K., & Olsen, N. (November 2014). Professional dance networks: Decision-making styles and creative opportunities. Annual Meeting of the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO), Focus on Dance Education: Collaborations – A Mosaic of Possibilities, Chicago, IL.



Olsen, N.
, & Tefera, L. (May 2014). Perceived bedside manner and competence of emergency department physicians: Kindness matters. 26th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA.



Olsen, N.
, & *Hecht, H. K. (May 2014). Decision-making, network habits, & connection duration: The logic of dance. 26th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA.


Consistent with GW’s strategic plan, emphasizing the importance of undergraduate research, Dr. Olsen served as research advisor for Hillary Hecht (GWU CCAS, double major in Organizational Sciences & Dance, B.A. 2014), 'From weak to strong ties: Unraveling the dynamic network of professional dance'.


2013

 

Olsen, N., *Lee, J. D., & Perry, V. (May 2013). Smart breaks and financial decision-making: In search of optimal cognitive replenishment. 25th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, DC.



Olsen, N.
, & *Kennedy, C. (May 2013). Physician-characteristics driving patient-adherence beyond the effects of need for cognition and patient-risk. 25th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, DC.



Olsen, N.
, *Bowers, C. B., *Shen, R., *Saqib, I., & *Erazo, E. P. (May 2013). Levels-of-processing, culture, and gender: Assessing intent-to-purchase and appeal of airline commercials. 25th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, DC.

 

2012
 

Olsen, N., & *Kayton, B. (July 2012). Imagery, sport-complexity, and performance of elite athletes. International Convention on Science, Education and Medicine in Sport (ICSEMIS), Glasgow, Scotland.

 

Olsen, N., & *Kennedy, C. (May 2012). Physician-patient concordance, risk, weight, and need-for-cognition: Appearance isn’t everything. 24th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL.


 

Olsen, N., & *Peterson, L. (May 2012). Physician-attractiveness, gender, need-for-cognition, and masculinity: A dynamic approach to HPV prevention. 24th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL.

 

2011
 

Olsen, N., & *Kennedy, C. (May 2011). Physician weight, patient health, and need for cognition: Addressing protocol adherence and satisfaction. 23nd Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, DC.


2010

 

Olsen, N., *Lee, J. D., & Perry, V. G. (May 2010). Self-restraint, indulgence, and performance. 22nd Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Boston, Massachusetts.
 

Kemp, E., Grier, S., Motley, C. M., *Lee, J. D., Olsen, N., Perry, V. G., & Duverger, P. (February 2010). Special session: Unintended consequences of everyday consumption activities. American Marketing Association - Winter Marketing Educators Conference, New Orleans, LA.

2009


Olsen, N.
, Ritchie, T. D., Hart, C. M., & Sedikides, C. (May 2009). When doubting yourself, approach the best: Social comparison and self-improvement. 21st Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, California.
 

2008


Olsen, N.
, Lind, E. A., *Kennedy, C., & *Chrabaszcz, J. (May 2008). Trust, protocol adherence, and re-use intentions: A look at legal clients and medical patients. 20th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, Illinois.
 

2007


Lucas, R., Twanmoh, J., Farley, H., Olsen, N., Urumov A, & Evans, B. (October 2007). A multi-center analysis of time spent boarding inpatients in the ED. Annual Meeting of the American College of Emergency Physicians, Seattle, WA. 


Lucas, R., Twanmoh, J., Farley, H., & Olsen, N. (May 2007). The effect of inpatient and outpatient hospital census variables on emergency department length of stay. Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, Chicago, IL.

*Graebner, R. L., Olsen, N., *Basu, S., & Offermann, L. R. (May 2007). Personality and conflict in virtual
teams. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, DC. 


2005


Warren, C., & Olsen, N. (November 2005). A paired analysis of parent-child communication. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Communication Association, Boston, MA.
 

2001


Rusbult, C. E., Davis, J. L., Finkel, E. J., Hannon P. & Olsen, N. (February 2001). What happens to self-interest in ongoing close relationships? Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), San Antonio, TX.
 

2000


Olsen, N.
, & Burton, R. M. (July 2000). Asymmetric dominance versus learning: Can context effects override the learning of choice-set rules? Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory Conference, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

2018


Olsen, N.
(June 2018). Strategies for navigating the transition into a University education, and ultimately into a dynamic career. Invited presentation for students at The National Cathedral School, Washington, DC.

2015

Olsen, N.
(August 2015). Decisions within hot contexts: Consumer behavior, the olympic games, and medical care. Invited presentation for n=150 Incoming 1st Year Medical Students, Department of Medicine, Medical Faculty Associates, The George Washington University, Washington, DC.

2014

Olsen, N.
(October 2014). Hot decisions. Invited colloquium for the Department of Psychology, I/O brown bag discussion series, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.


Olsen, N.
(March 2014). Extreme decisions: Applications to consumer behavior, health, and olympism. Invited colloquium for the Faculty of Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA.


2013


Olsen, N.
(June 2013). Cognitive defaults and blink vs. think at the 2012 London olympic and paralympic games. Invited presentation, Chinese Delegation from the General Administration of Sports in China, Washington, DC.


Olsen, N.
(February 2013). Extreme decisions within the medical, financial, and legal arenas. Invited Presentation,
Think Global School, Washington, DC.

2010


Olsen, N.
(April 2010). Extreme decisions. Invited presentation,
The National Geographic Channel, Washington, DC.
 

Olsen, N., & Perry, V. G. (April 2010). Hot consumer decisions.
American Marketing Association – DC Chapter, Invited Webinar, Washington, DC.

 
Olsen, N. (March 2010). Hot decisions. Invited presentation, GW’s Last Lecture Series, The George Washington University, Washington, DC. 


2009


Olsen, N.
(October 2009). Extreme decisions and irrational behavior in a changing economy. Luther Rice Society Financial Services Alliance, Presentation to Morgan Stanley, New York, NY.
 

Olsen, N., & Stewart, M. M. (September 2009). Negotiation, extreme decisions, and diversity.
Invited Symposium for the Environmental Protection Agency, Arlington, VA.
 

Olsen, N. (April 2009). Cognitive complexity, time, and extreme decisions.
Invited Symposium for the GW Colonial Entrepreneurs, Washington, DC.

Olsen, N. (March 2009). Extreme decisions and the financial market.
Luther Rice Society Financial Services Alliance Launch in New York, Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY.
 

Olsen, N., & Miller, S. M. (March 2009). Extreme decisions: From the emergency department to the financial market. Luther Rice Society Financial Services Alliance Launch in New York, Wall Street Financial District, New York, NY.

2008


Olsen, N. (May 2008). Negotiation, persuasion, and choice. Invited Presentation at KPMG, McLean, VA.

2007

Dimitoglou, G., Olsen, N., & Rotenstreich, S. (February 2007). Organizational collaboration middleware. 2007 Edge Organizations Workshop, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA.

2002


Olsen, N.
(January 2002). Using heuristics to assess trust: A survival tool for organizational relations. Invited colloquium for the Faculty of Management, London Business School, London, England.
 

LOCAL COLLOQUIA
(* = student / alumni collaborators/ presenters)


STUDENT-LED
& COLLABORATIVE GW RESEARCH DAYS:
 

*Jin, Z., Olsen, N., *Flacco, N., & *Fullop, T. (4 April 2017). Consumer-based prosocial behavior: Mood, manipulative-intent, and donations. (Mentor & Collaborator: Nils Olsen). GW Research Days 2017
(Ranked #1 in Social & Behavioral Sciences), The George Washington University, Washington, DC. 


*Sandler, A., Olsen, N.,
Ahmed, O., Fritzeen, J., Bernstein, A., Petrosyan, M., & Burd, R. (4 April 2017). Clinical indicators for non-accidental trauma in a pediatric emergency department setting. (Mentor & Collaborator: Nils Olsen). GW Research Days 2017 (Health Sciences Category), The George Washington University, Washington, DC. 


*Basoco, R.
(29 March 2016). Sales associates' personality and purchasing decisions: An unlikely marriage within the fashion industry (Mentor: Nils Olsen). GW Research Days 2016 (Ranked #1 in Media, Business & Consumer Studies Category), The George Washington University, Washington, DC. 


*Yee, K. (29 March 2016). Drivers of brand romance (Mentor: Nils Olsen). GW Research Days 2016 (Ranked #2 in Media, Business & Consumer Studies Category), The George Washington University, Washington, DC. 


*Dhindsa, S.
(29 March 2016). The modern celebrity: How YouTube has generated successful careers for content creators (Mentor: Nils Olsen). GW Research Days 2016 (Media, Business & Consumer Studies Category), The George Washington University, Washington, DC. 


*Deem, M. (31 March 2015). How flow impacts the quality of performance of jazz musicians (Mentor: Nils Olsen). GW Research Days 2015 (Ranked #1 in Psychology 1 Category), The George Washington University, Washington, DC.



*Winters, L.
(31 March 2015). How to successfully integrate females into combat (Mentor: Nils Olsen). GW Research Days 2015 (Psychology 1 Category), The George Washington University, Washington, DC.



*Hecht, H. K.
& Olsen, N. & (1 April 2014). Decision-making, network habits, & connection duration: The logic of dance. GW Research Days 2014 (Ranked #1 in Psychology 1 Category), The George Washington University, Washington, DC.



NILS OLSEN
& COLLABORATIVE COLLOQUIA:


*Lee, J. D., Olsen, N., & Perry, V. (March 2012). Selecting wine under pressure: The high price of self-restraint, indulgence, & cognitive effort. Presented at the Department of Organizational Sciences and Communication, I/O Research Discussion Series, at The George Washington University, Washington, DC.


Olsen, N.
(September 2011). Physician-weight, patient-health, and need-for-cognition: Addressing protocol-adherence and satisfaction. Presented at the Department of Psychology’s Applied Social Psychology Research Discussion Series, at The George Washington University, Washington, DC.


Olsen, N.,
Lind, E. A., *Kennedy, C., & *Chrabaszcz, J. (April 2008). Trust, protocol adherence, and re-use intentions: A look at legal clients and medical patients. Presented at the Department of Organizational Sciences and Communication, I/O Research Discussion Series, at The George Washington University, Washington, DC.


*Graebner, R. L., Olsen, N., *Basu, S., & Offermann, L. R. (November 2007). Personality and conflict in
virtual teams. Paper presented at the Research Gallery of Inauguration Week’s Research Day, The George Washington University, Washington, DC. 


Olsen, N.
(February 2007). Developing and maintaining trust in lawyer-client and physician-patient interactions. Presented at the Department of Psychology’s Applied Social Research Discussion Series, at The George Washington University, Washington, DC.