From Democratic Consensus to Cannibalistic Hordes: The Principles of Collective Behavior – lecture Tuesday, Feb. 28, 6pm

From Democratic Consensus to Cannibalistic Hordes: The Principles of Collective Behavior Lecture by Iain Couzin TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 6:00 PM Why do billions of locusts suddenly break into motion? How do ants carry heavy loads and march with orderly precision along densely packed trails? How do flocks of birds and schools of fish select their […]

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Tuesday, January 31: Teresa Amabile, “The Progress Principle”

On Tuesday, January 31, SALMS kicks off its spring 2012 Speakers Series with a talk by Harvard Business School Professor Teresa Amabile. In this talk, Amabile will discuss what makes people happy, motivated, productive, and creative at work. And she will explore the implications for managing people, especially in the professions that drive the law. Amabile’s […]

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SALMS Announces Spring 2012 Schedule

SALMS is excited to announce its Speakers Series slate for Spring 2012. All of the following talks will take place at noon; stay tuned for further details, including room locations on the Harvard Law School Campus. Teresa Amabile, Harvard Business School – Tuesday, January 31, 2012 John Jost, NYU Psychology – Monday, February 6, 2012 […]

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Video: Richard Wrangham at SALMS: “Sexual Disparities and the Evolution of Patriarchy”

m4s0n501 SALMS hosted Richard Wrangham at Harvard Law School on October 12, 2011 for a talk titled “Sexual Disparities and the Evolution of Patriarchy.” Click the link below to watch the video – enjoy! Richard Wrangham – Sexual Disparities and the Evolution of Patriarchy

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Video: Dr. Steven Hyman at SALMS – “Addiction as a Window into Volition

SALMS hosted Dr. Steven Hyman at Harvard Law School on September 27, 2011. His talk was titled “Addiction as a Window into Volition.” Click the following link to watch the talk – enjoy! Dr. Steven Hyman – Addiction as a Window into Volition

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Video: Diane Rosenfeld at SALMS – “Penn State, Intervention, and a Theory of Patriarchal Violence”

SALMS hosted Diane Rosenfeld at Harvard Law School on November 30, 2011. Her talk was titled “Penn State, Intervention, and a Theory of Patriarchal Violence.” Below are the video of the talk and the download link – enjoy!  Diane Rosenfeld – Penn State, Intervention, and a Theory of Patriarchal Violence

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Video: Robert Trivers at SALMS – Deceit and Self-Deception

Robert Trivers was hosted by SALMS at Harvard Law School on Thursday, 11/3/11. His talk was called “Deceit and Self-Deception: Fooling others the better to fool ourselves.” Below are the video of the talk and the download link. [Quicktime]http://www3.law.harvard.edu/orgs/salms/files/2012/01/Trivers-at-SALMS.mov[/Quicktime] Robert Trivers at SALMS – Deceit and Self-Deception: Fooling others the better to fool ourselves (Thursday, […]

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New Book by Sam Sommers: Situations Matter

SALMS speaker Sam Sommers has a new book called Situations Matter. Some details from the author here: As many of you know, I’ve written a general-audience book about the psychology of everyday life titled Situations Matter that will be officially released this week, on December 29. Its central argument is that in thinking about human […]

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Evo-Devo: Cognitive adaptations for learning about plants?

The last Evolutionary Development speaker this semester is Annie Wertz, at postdoc in developmental psychology at Yale. Her title and abstract are below. The talk is on Wed, 12/7 at 12 pm, Haller Hall, 24 Oxford St. (Please note that this talk is in Haller Hall, next to the Museum of Comparative Zoology.) Lunch will […]

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Diane Rosenfeld: “Penn State, Intervention, and a Theory of Patriarchal Violence” 11/30/2011

Join SALMS for the final event of our Fall Speakers Series, when HLS’s Diane Rosenfeld will present on “Penn State, Intervention, and a Theory of Patriarchal Violence” on Wednesday, November 30, 2011, at noon in Austin West. Rosenfeld will respond to Harvard primatologist Richard Wrangham’s October 12 SALMS talk on “Sexual Disparities and the Evolution […]

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