FROM DNA TO SOCIAL MINDS
JUNE 30TH-JULY 1ST
Department of Psychology, University of York
10.15am: Registration and coffee
11.15am: Welcome and introduction
11.30am: Keynote Lecture 1 – David Skuse (University College, London)
“Genetic, neural and hormonal influences on social cognition”
- with commentary from Elizabeth Meins -
1.45pm: Keynote Lecture 2 – Philip Corr (City University)
“From DNA (to personality) to social behaviour: The monkey puzzle”
- with commentary from Constantine Sedikidis -
3.00pm: Afternoon tea and poster session
4.00pm: Delegate talks
a) Harriet Over (University of York) – Young children’s prosocial behaviour
b) William Brown (University of Bedfordshire) – Signals of heritable true fitness in older men? 3D facial morphology, hormonal status and DNA methylation in paired box 3 (PAX3) and androgen receptor (AR) genes
c) Irene Berra (University of Messina & University of Amsterdam) – Reciprocity: No need to give it much thought
5.00pm: Keynote panel session
“Where next for biosocial science?”
6.00pm: Wine reception in the Department of Psychology
7pm – late: Dinner and drinks at Stonegate Yard Bar and Brasserie.
9.30am: Keynote Lecture 3 – Essi Viding (University College London)
“Using conduct problem phenotypes to illustrate the challenge of uncovering how genes and environments influence the development of social minds”
- with commentary from Timothy Bates -
10.45am: Coffee break
11.00am: Delegate presentations:
a) Alan Pickering (Goldsmiths, London) – Modelling the relationships between extraversion and its endophenotypes.
b) Kathrin Weidacker (Swansea University) – tDCS on Behavioural Inhibition in an affective context.
c) Bonni Crawford (Cardiff University) – Individual differences in autism-related social traits are related to variation in function and structure of social brain regions.
d) Tim Andrews (University of York) – Interindividual differences in brain activity during natural viewing across different social groups.
1.30pm: Delegate presentations:
a) Carmen Lefevre (University of Leeds) – The impact of subtle differences in skin colour on apparent health and attractiveness
b) Michael Stirrat (University of Stirling) – fWHR: What is it good for?
c) Kelly Cobey (University of Stirling) – The impact of pregnancy and the post-partum on facial masculinity preferences
2.30pm: Coffee break
3.00pm: Keynote Lecture 4 – Constantine Sedikides (University of Southampton)
“The unbearable lightness of being wonderful”
- with commentary from Philip Corr -
4.15pm: Closing remarks