Past Event

Asymmetrical Genetic Attributions for Prosocial Versus Antisocial Behavior

June 17, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (Rm. 10-405B), Presbyterian Hospital Building, 622 West 168th Street, New York

Event Description:

Do people believe that some kinds of behavior are "more genetic" than others? In this project, a series of experimental studies revealed that U.S. adults were more willing to make genetic attributions for prosocial (i.e., helpful or generous) behavior than for antisocial (harmful) behavior. The talk will present evidence for this asymmetry in endorsement of genetic explanations of behavior and explore possible mechanisms behind its emergence.

Event Speaker:

Matthew S. Lebowitz, PhD (Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University Irving Medical Center)

Event Information:

This event is open to Columbia University students, faculty, and staff. Please see the event webpage for additional information.

This event is organized by the Center for Research on Ethical, Legal and Social Implications