Join the Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience for "Changing Two Minds Is Better Than One: Biological and Behavioral Experimentation Within Complex Social Relationships." Experimental interventions are becoming an increasingly popular research methodology in the neural and social sciences. Conventionally, animal and human intervention studies try to reduce the variability and complexity of the environment as much as possible. These studies focus on independent individuals, randomly assigning each one to either an experimental condition (intervention) or control condition, and look for changes to the brain and behavior. This seminar is not about conventional intervention research. Instead, we spotlight novel research designs that examine interdependent individuals embedded within complex relational systems, from the interactions of couples, to middle-school friendships, to parent-child dynamics.
Zoe Donaldson, Assistant Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Colorado Boulder
Howard Markman, John Evans Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Co-Director of the Center for Marital and Family Studies, University of Denver
Hana Shepherd, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Rutgers University
Noam Zerubavel, Presidential Scholar in Society and Neuroscience, Columbia University
Free and open to the public, but RSVP is required via Eventbrite.