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February 4-5, 2018, University of Padova (Italy)

Event: Winter School “Competing or cooperating: human interaction in times of social and economic instability”

The Department of Developmental Psychology and Socialization at the University of Padua is organizing a Winter School on competitive and cooperative behaviors in relation to socioeconomic factors. 

Date of Winter School: February 5th to 9th, 2018

Place: Padova, Italy

Application deadline: November 15th, 2017 

Applications are welcome from post-doctoral, Ph.D and Master’s students (with at least two years of research experience) with a research interest on socioeconomic factors associated to human cooperation and competition and one of the following areas: social psychology, psychology of social class, community psychology, developmental psychology, political psychology, judgment and decision-making, behavioral economics. 

The Winter School has a multidisciplinary approach and the speakers, as well as the interactive seminars, will cover all the above areas and perspectives on how socioeconomic factors influence competitive and cooperative behaviors.
The goal of the 5-day program is to provide participants with a multidisciplinary perspective on how competitive and cooperative behaviors are shaped by socioeconomic factors.

International speakers:
- Paul Piff (Department of Psychology and Social Behavior- University of California, Irvine) 
- Eric Knowles (Department of Psychology - New York University - NYU, New York) 
- Ilana Ritov (School of Education/Center for the Study of Rationality - The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel) 

Coordinating the interactive seminars:
- Dr. Inga Jonaityte (University of Venice, expert in experimental economics) 

Presenting “We App Heroes”:
- Dr. Valentina Hernandez (Sunscious CEO & Co-Founder, developer of “We App Heroes” and TEDx speaker)

For additional information, please visit the website: 

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April 4-5, 2018, Glasgow, Scotland

Event: 2018 Consortium of European Research on Emotion (CERE) conference

Dear colleagues 

We are delighted to announce that we are hosting the 2018 biennial conference of the Consortium of European Research on Emotion (CERE). We welcome ALL disciplines and researchers studying emotion/affect. Registration is now OPEN. 

Please share with any interested groups. 

Location: University of Glasgow
Dates: 4-5th April 2018
Submission deadline: 3rd December 2017

See here for more information. 

Follow @CERE_Emotion on Twitter for updates. 

We look forward to receiving your submissions!

June 7-9, 2018, Harvard Business School, Harvard University

Event: Behavioral Decision Research in Management 2018

BDRM is the leading conference for behavioral research with business and organizational implications.

July 5-11, 2018, Geneva, Switzerland

Event: ISSAS 2018 - The development of emotions

We are delighted to announce the eighth edition of our International Summer School in Affective Sciences (ISSAS 2018), which will take place from July 5th to 13th 2018 at the Château de Bossey, an 18th-century manor house located in an outstanding natural environment overlooking Lake Geneva and the French Alps.

This year the central topic of the summer school, organized by the Swiss Center for Affective Sciences, is “The development of emotions”. It presents a very exciting opportunity to address the theme in an interdisciplinary manner, with contributions from leading scholars in psychology, neuroscience and the humanities. The school participants will be able to reflect upon the different theories concerning the development of emotion, and to investigate related themes like emotion regulation, affective social learning, the role of imagination, play and humor in our affective education, the development of social and moral emotions, the role of emotional learning in the shaping of our evaluative outlook, and psychopathologies of emotion development. Participants will include some of the world's leading experts in emotion development and a selected group of highly motivated, promising PhD students and postdocs working on such topics.

The list of speakers includes:
Keynotes: Joseph Campos (UC Berkeley), Justin D’Arms (Ohio State), Eileen John (Warwick), Paul Harris (Harvard), Seth Pollak (Wisconsin-Madison) and Amrisha Vaish (Virginia)

Laurie Bayet (Harvard), Zanna Clay (Durham), Martin Debanné (Geneva), Jenny Gibson (Cambridge), Claudia Haase (Northwestern), Elena Hoicka (Sheffiled), Stephanie Olsen (McGill), Francisco Pons (Oslo), Betty Repacholi (Washington), Carolien Rieffe (Leiden), Andrea Samson (Geneva), Catherine Sebastian (Royal Holloway, London), Daniel Vanello (Geneva) and Eric Walle (UC Merced).

The scientific program for 2018 comprises plenary lectures from leading scholars in the field, discussions sessions and workshops aimed at theoretical integration and fostering new research ideas, and group work in which the students will design an interdisciplinary research project that will be presented and discussed on the last day. 

The varied program and its hands-on orientation make ISSAS 2018 highly attractive to young researchers from different disciplines. In addition, they will enjoy an opportunity to form strong professional ties with each other, as well as with the invited faculty members. They can use these contacts to build a substantial scientific network even at an early stage in their careers.

We would be grateful if you could inform the students and collaborators in your group as well as interested colleagues elsewhere of this event. A poster is attached. More information (including the application procedure) can be found on the ISSAS 2018 website: here.