Once every semester, the Center for Cognitive Sciences features our faculty members' recent publications, presentations, posters and awards.
Marchetti, I., Koster, E. H. W., Klinger, E., & Alloy, L. B. (2016 online, in press). Spontaneous thought and vulnerability to mood disorders: The dark side of the wandering mind. Clinical Psychological Science, DOI: 10.1177/2167702615622383.
Cox, W. M., Klinger, E., & Fadardi, J. S. (2015). The motivational basis of cognitive determinants of addictive behaviors. Addictive Behaviors, 44, 16-22.
Leadership Award in the Innovation category, Ontario Research and Innovation Optical Network (ORION) 2016
Dubbels, B.R. (2016) Gamification, Serious Games, Ludic Simulation, and other Contentious Categories. International Journal of Games and Computer-Mediated Simulations. IGI Global.
Dubbels, B. R. (2016) Transforming Gaming and Computer Simulation Technologies Across Industries. IGI Global (new book)
Yonas, A., & Granrud, C. E. (Under Review) Infants' Perception of Lightness Based on Perceived Three Dimensional Surface Arrangement. Infancy.
Granrud, C.E. & Yonas, A. (Under Review) Effects of Ocular Convergence on Perceived Size and Distance in 3- to 5-Year-Old Children. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology.
Yonas, A,. & Condry, K.F., (Under Review) Six-month-old infants are responsive to spatial layout specified by motion parallax information. Infant Behavior and Development.
HSEM 3 720 Conflict, Anger, Aggression and Violence (3 credits)
Instructor: Michael Potegal, Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy Program
When: Tues, Thurs 1:00 - 2:15 pm
Where: To be announced ...
Bullying, school shootings, war and genocide are examples of aggression that cause misery, trauma and death on progressively larger scales. Why do people behave aggressively? Is aggression in our "animal natures", our genes, or our brains? Is it the result of our upbringing, our cultures, or our physical, social or economic environments? Is aggression inevitable or are there things we can do to limit, avoid, or prevent it? This seminar will help students formulate their own answers to these important questions by reviewing areas of research on conflict, aggression, anger and violence in humans and other animals. The first section of the seminar will guide students to an understanding of current views of its biological bases: aggression as an evolutionary adaptation and as a reproductive strategy, and its corresponding genetic, neural and hormonal foundations. The middle section of the seminar will focus on aggression at the level of individuals. This includes behavioral expression (e.g., anger, direct vs. indirect forms of aggression); development (e.g., tantrums, bullying); motivation for and learning to be aggressive; and aggression-prone personality, psychopathology and criminality. The last section of the seminar will deal with aggression in small and large social groups (e.g., gang violence, warfare and genocide.) In the final session, we will review solutions to the problems of aggression: prosocial and affiliative processes such as reconciliation, peacemaking, and programs for the prevention or mitigation of violence.
Students who are not in the Undergraduate Honors program may register for the course at firstname.lastname@example.org
CSOM 8810 Special Topics — Human Motivation (2 credits; A term)
Instructor: Kathleen Vohs, Professor, Marketing Department
When: Tuesday Sept 6 to Tues Oct 18, 2016, 2-5pm
Where: Carlson School of Management, Room 3-166