Timothy M. Devinney (UTS), Pat Auger (Melbourne), and Rosalind De Sailly (UTS): What Matters to Americans: Social, Economic and Political Values. Katerina Linos and Kimberly Twist (UC-Berkeley): Can the Supreme Court Change Americans' Views? Comparing Experimental and Observational Methods. Science confirms the obvious — Americans are selfish: We're less motivated to do something challenging if it benefits the common good. Happiness means being just rushed enough: The image of the increasingly time-crunched American is wrong — and being less rushed does not always mean being happier. David S. F. Portree on the purpose of the United States. President Obama wants America to be like Germany — what does that really mean? Mount Reagan: Why do Americans name mountains after presidents?