Lecture Series Psychological Science: Mechanisms of Change (MoC)
Program summer term 2023
We cordially invite you to the guest lectures in our lecture series Psychological Sciences
- Wednesday, 26.04.2023, 16:15 Uhr: PD Dr. Jan Haaker, Universitätsklinikum Hamburg, Zentrum für Experimentelle Medizin, Institut für Systemische Neurowissenschaften, Titel: „.Observational threat learning“. Habilitations-Antrittsvorlesung
- Wednesday, 10.05.2023, 16:15 Uhr:Dr. Patricia Lockwood, Institute and University: School of Psychology, University of Birmingham. Titel: ,,Prosocial motivation, learning and preferences: age-related changes and neural mechanisms"
Many of our decisions affect other people. Our choices can decelerate climate change, stop the spread of infectious disease and directly help or harm others. Prosocial behaviours – decisions that help others – could contribute to reducing the impact of these challenges, yet their computational and neural mechanisms remain poorly understood.
I will present recent work that examines prosocial motivation, how willing we are to incur costs to help others, prosocial learning, how we learn from the outcomes of our choices when they affect other people, and prosocial preferences, our self-reports of willingness to help others. I will show that there are important differences in these processes as we grow older. Next, I will present studies probing the neural basis of prosocial motivation and prosocial learning using computational modelling and functional neuroimaging. This work shows that different aspects of prosocial motivation and learning can be distinguished by signals in brain areas that are domain general and domain specific for social processing. Finally, I will discuss recent work that has examined prosocial preferences and age on a global scale to show that differences in prosocial behaviour in older adults are similar around the world.
- Wednesday, 14.06.2023, 16:15 Uhr: Prof. Susannah Paletz, University of Maryland, USA. Titel: „A Task and Platform for Studying Human-Agent Teaming in Intelligence Analysis Shift Handovers“ https://ischool.umd.edu/directory/susannah-paletz
With the increase in the volume and velocity of information, team problem solving has become even more challenging. The development of artificial intelligence (AI) tools to facilitate information management and team cognition is in its infancy. The goal of this project was to develop a platform and research paradigm for studying asynchronous team problem solving in the context of intelligence analysis shift handovers, specifically, and the potential role of AI. We created an experimental platform, a fictional world, an intelligence task with dozens of documents, and questionnaires to measure problem solving success and team cognition. The experimental platform also captures keystrokes, timestamps, and the contents of the scratchpad. This talk presents the current platform and task, the research that led to them, and initial results.
We cordially invite you to the guest lectures in our lecture series Psychological Sciences:
The lectures will be held in presences at the lecture hall in Mollerstraße 10, 20148 Hamburg