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PhD defense Catherine Molho: Thursday, October 10th, 13:45

On Thursday, October 10th 2019, Catherine Molho will defend her dissertation entitled “The Psychological Underpinnings of Cooperation and the Punishment of Non-Cooperators: Insights from the Lab to the Field.” at 13.45 in the VU Aula (co-promoters: Dr. Daniel Balliet, Dr. Joshua Tybur; promotor: Prof. Dr. Paul van Lange). Looking forward to seeing you all at the defense.
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VIDI grant for Francesca Righetti

Francesca Righetti (Social Psychology) was awarded a VIDI-grant by N.W.O. for a proposal titled "Torn between love and contempt: Ambivalence in close relationships" See below for more details of the project. It is an irony of life that the people we love the most, such as our romantic partners, are also the people towards which we can feel very strong negative emotions. When people hold st...
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PhD defense Ali Mashuri: April 10, 13:45

On Wednesday, April 10 2019, Ali Mashuri will defend his dissertation entitled “Dealing with separatism conflict in Indonesia: Examining an interactive model of conflict de-escalation and resolution” at 13:45 in the VU Aula (promotor: prof.dr. Mark van Vugt; Co-promotor: dr. Esther van Leeuwen). Click here for more information on his dissertation. Hope to see you at the defense!
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Colloquium by Agneta H. Fischer, Thursday April 4, 16.00, MF D565

Agneta H. Fischer Date: Thursday April 4, 16:00-17:00, room HG 9A16 Speaker: Agneta H. Fischer University of Amsterdam. Title: Hate and other hostile emotions In this talk I will focus on the type of negative emotions that have been generally neglected by psychologists: hate. I will first of all argue that it is useful to theoretically differentiate between different types of negative emot...
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Annual iBBA Meeting – Organizational Neuroscience, Friday May 24th

Institute for Brain and Behavior Amsterdam organizes its annual symposium on “Organizational Neuroscience” on 24 May 2019, Auditorium, Vrije Universiteit. Organizational neuroscience is an emerging field in management and organizational behavior that studies the role of brain and cognition in workplace behavior. The aim of this annual IBBA-symposium is to investigate how neuroscience and it...
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Colloquium by Andreas Glöckner, Thursday November 15, 16.00, HG 9A16

Colloquium Talk by Andreas Glöckner Date: Thursday November 15, 16:00-17:00, room HG 9A16 Speaker: Andreas Glöckner University of Göttingen. Title: The development of a unified theory of trust game behavior The factors influencing to which degree people trust others have been intensely investigated in psychological and economic research. Research in psychology focused on the effect of soci...
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PhD defense Daniela Gutermann: October 30, 11:45

On Tuesday, October 30 2018, Daniela Gutermann will defend her dissertation entitled “Work engagement as a key for unlocking performance: An investigation across different organizational levels” at 11:45 in the VU Aula (promotor: Prof. Marise Born & Prof. Sven Voepel; Co-promotor: dr. Nale Lehmann-Willenbrock). Click here for more information on her dissertation. Hope to see you at the ...
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Colloquium by Guy Cheron, Thursday October 18,16.00-17.00, HG 08A20

  Prof. Guy CHERON, PhD, received his master’s degree in Motor Sciences and his PhD in Neurophysiology, both from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium, in 1978 and 1980, respectively. Since 1993, Prof. Cheron is a full Professor and Director of the Laboratory of Neurophysiology and Movement Biomechanics (LNMB) of the Université Libre de Bruxelles and Director of the Laboratory ...
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PhD defense Jan Luca Pletzer: October 8, 11:45

On Monday, October 8 2018, Jan Luca Pletzer will defend his dissertation entitled “The Role of Individual Differences in the Prediction of Cooperation, Deviance, and Performance” at 11:45 in the VU Aula (promotor: Prof. Paul van Lange & Prof. Sven Voepel; Co-promotors: dr. Daniel Balliet & dr. Janneke Oostrom). Click here for more information on his dissertation. Hope to see you at the ...
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Colloquium by Diana Fleischman, Wednesday September 19 (today), 16.00, MF-D565

Colloquium Talk by Diana Fleischman Date: Wednesday September 19, 16:00-17:00, room MF-D565 Speaker: Diana Fleischman University of Portsmouth. Title: How to train your boyfriend: Integrating evolutionary psychology and behaviorist learning theory Before behaviorism had even been named, evolution endowed us with the ability to shape the behavior of others to facilitate enacting our adaptiv...
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Josh Tybur has won the Early Career Award by the Human Behavior and Evolution Society (HBES)

Josh Tybur has been awarded with the prestigious Early Career Award by the Human Behavior and Evolution Society (HBES). The award recognizes distinguished theoretical and/or empirical contributions to the study of evolution and human behavior, and it is given once annually to a scholar who has received his or her Ph.D. in the past 10 years. He received this award at the 30th Annual Meeting...
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iBBA Colloquium by Yee Lee Shing, Thursday June 14, 16.00

Episodic memory and prior knowledge: Neural correlates and developmental trends Yee Lee Shing Institute of Psychology Goethe University Frankfurt Investigating the beneficial effects of prior knowledge on memory is an important topic in cognitive neuroscience. The medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) has been shown to be involved in the encoding of new information that is congruent to a pre...
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June 1st, iBBA Symposium: Your Brain on Sports

The institute for Brain and Behavior Amsterdam (iBBA) of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is organizing the symposium “Your brain on sports”, highlighting the latest findings in sport neuroscience. Speakers will cover the full range from scientist to practitioners to enlighten us whether neuroscience can help you perform better in sports. There will be presentations and a panel discussion, in w...
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Colloquium by Bernadette van Wijk, Thursday April 12, 16.00

Normal and abnormal oscillations in the cortico-basal ganglia network revealed by deep brain stimulation recordings Deep brain stimulation is an effective treatment for patients with advanced movement disorders. It also offers a unique opportunity to record local field potentials from basal ganglia structures in humans. I will give a brief overview of physiological and pathological neural oscil...
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Colloquium Talk by Emily Impett on May 23, 16:00, 14A-00 (main building)

Colloquium Talk by Emily Impett Date: Wednesday May 23, 16:00-17:00, room 14A-00 (main building) Speaker: Emily Impett University of Toronto, Mississauga. Title: A Prosocial Perspective on Sexuality in Relationships Satisfying sexual interactions are a crucial predictor of relationship and life satisfaction. Despite the importance of sex for relationships, couples face numerous challenges ...
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IBBA Colloquium Thursday 15th of Feb 16:00-17:00: Professor Kia Nobre

Date: 15 February 2018 Time: 16.00 - 17.00 Drinks: 17.00 - 18.00 Location: VU Main Building HG 05A00 Premembering Experience In this talk, Kia Nobre will discuss how the brain uses multiple time scales of experience to anticipate relevant events proactively and dynamically in order to facilitate the analysis and utilisation of information to guide adaptive behaviour. Oxford Cent...
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PhD defense Nils Köbis: February 16, 11:45

On Friday, February 16 2018, Nils Köbis will defend his dissertation entitled "The Social Psychology of Corruption" at 11:45 in the VU Aula (co-promoters: Dr. Jan-Willem van Prooijen and Dr. Francesca Righetti; promotor: Prof. Paul A.M. van Lange). Click here for more information on his dissertation defense (in Dutch). Hope to see you at the defense!
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