Where and When: 4 pm on Fridays throughout the year: Room G26, 7 George Square, EH8 9JZ. We used to go to the pub afterwards.
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Otherwise email Professor Timothy Bates

M.Sc. in Individual Differences students attend this club (as well to own MSc PG Seminar in personality and PG Seminar in intelligence.

Academic year 2023 completed and future list is this google doc

Academic year 2018/19 Meetings a google doc for possible topics is here

[!— Copy this blank example, and paste in to make new meeting and topic

Friday, February DAY: YOUR_SHORT_TITLE

  • Presenter: [Alicia]
  • Topic Page Conscientiousness
  • Papers: Göllner, R., Damian, R. I., Rose, N., Spengler, M., Trautwein, U., Nagengast, B., & Roberts, B. W. (2017). Is doing your homework associated with becoming more conscientious? Journal of Research in Personality, 71, 1-12. doi.

Friday, November 30: Who's family? Evidence for innate kin recognition mechanisms.

Thursday, November 29 9-11: Morality as Cooperation

Friday, November 16: Walter Mischel 2.0: Should/can we study Animal Personality?

  • Pulp fiction & Arnold the pig
  • Presenter: Rosalind Arden
  • Topic Page animal personality
  • Papers:
      • Beekman, M. and Jordan, L.A. (2017). Invited Review: Does the field of animal personality provide any new insights for behavioral ecology? Behavioral Ecology 28, 617–623. doi:10.1093/beheco/arx022 pdf
      • Bell. A.M. (2018) There is no special sauce: a comment on Beekman and Jordan. Behavioral Ecology pdf
      • “It’s like déjà vu all over again”- Yogi Berra

Friday, November 9th: Evolution of Vulnerability: How our mental and physical vulnerabilities are not failures of evolution, but rather result from selection to display behaviors that are vulnerable.

Friday, October 26: Situational Strategies for Self-Control

Friday, October 19: Do differences between schools matter?

Friday, October 12: Depression genetics redux

Friday, Sept 21: Interests

Dozens of previous talks for your edification

Suggestions for future topics

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Esteemed Alumni of the organizing club
2017: Theresa KÄMPFER or Sam Henry, Natalie Tew, and Mia Rohler

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We have a facebook group (not much used)