Fredrik Bajers Vej 5
P.O. Box 159 DK-9100 Aalborg
Phone: +45 9940 9940
A guest lecture by Emanuele Castano, Professor and Chair of the Psychology Department of the New School for Social Research, New York
30.05.2017 kl. 10.00 - 12.00
The project “The Administration of Fear: Using Art to Study Psycho-social Phenomena”, funded by the Network Programme Grant from the Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation is proud to present a guest lecture by Professor Emanuele Castano, from the New School for Social Research, New York and Chair of the Psychology Department.
Professor Castano will present his research titled “From Fiction to Social Cognition. The Impact of Literary Fiction on Theory of Mind”: Fiction is a sort of gym for social cognition. Through it we learn how to understand ourselves and others. Not all forms of fiction, it is argued, impact these processes equally. I discuss how literary fiction is particularly positioned to enhance one's capacity for mentalizing, or Theory of Mind, and present experimental and correlational data in support of this claim.
Entrance is free and the programme is:
10.00-11.00: Lecture of Professor Emanuele Castano
11.00-11.15: Coffee and cake
He is Professor and Chair in the Psychology Department of the New School for Social Research. He conducts research and writes about topics such as violent intergroup conflict and reconciliation, nationalism and international relations, and the existential motives of human behavior. His work appears in over fifty publications in top tier scientific journals. His latest work on the consequences of reading literary fiction for mentalizing processes, published in Science, has received worldwide media attention, including the front page of the New York Times. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Henry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, the Whiting Foundation, the European Union, the Economic and Social Research Council (UK) and the International Committee of the Red Cross. Italian by birth, he is fluent in French and English, and has been named by his young nephew, a citizen of the world.
14 Rendsburggade, Room 4.105
23.05.2017 kl. 12.00
27.08.2018 - 31.08.2018
This Doctoral Summer School is meant to provide opportunities for Ph.D. aspirants in psychology, anthropology, history, education, and semiotics to learn the basic principles of cultural organization of the human affective mind.