Bake-Off exposes amateur bakers to moderate levels of threat with every challenge and critique while letting the audience observe how they interact with the judges, hosts, and other bakers, and giving the audience glimpses into their lives with friends and family back at home. This week, we’ll look at clips that put the bakers’ responses on view to see what they can tell us about the bakers’ DMM strategies, and to explore observational assessment of strategies in adults. Among the clips are one featuring a “Strange Baking Situation” (in which one baker is left alone in the tent) and another showing a “frustration task.” Re-editing the original material so that specific bakers’ reactions to mishaps, responses to offers of comfort, interactions with parents, and straight-to-camera reflections on the previous challenge follow one after the other offers a unique window into their strategies.
Date session A: Tuesday, 6 April 2021 (live)
Date session B: Thursday, 8 April 2021 (live) (Australians, see time notation below)
Length: 90+ minutes
Host/Facilitator: Melanie Langer
Platform: Zoom meeting
Sponsor: Conflict Science Institute
Multiple sessions: Each session will be unique, please join both! Invite your colleagues.
Session A (US/EU/Africa/India): Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. Seattle (UTC -7) (noon in Miami; 5:00 p.m. in London; 6:00 p.m. in EU; 6:00 p.m. in Cape Town; 9:00 p.m. in New Delhi; midnight in Bangkok.)
Session B (US/EU/AUS/Asia): Thursday, at 1:00 p.m. in Seattle (4:00 p.m. in Miami; 9:00 p.m. in London; 10:00 p.m. in Finland/EU; and (in Australia/Thailand/China on Friday) at 6:00 a.m. in Sydney. (AUS/ASIA participants should confirm their local start time against Seattle time.)
Melanie Langer is a Senior Research Associate at Lancaster University, a visiting scholar at INSEAD, an affiliate of Ethical Systems, and an independent consultant offering services to organizations across diverse industries. She is interested in the correlates and antecedents of conflict, collaboration, and coexistence. Her perspective on these questions emerges from a background in evolutionary psychology, moral psychology, and philosophy, and is predominantly shaped by and focused on political psychology and attachment theory. She is particularly interested in how information processing organizes attitudes and behavior, and in using computational text and discourse analysis methods to explore these questions.