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Colloquia department of Sociology

Academic year 2019/2020:

  • March, 26, 2020: Siegwart Lindenberg, professor University of Groningen, dept. of Sociology 
  • April, 16, 2020: Nanda Weijermans, Stockholm Resilience Centre, Sweden

Details: Titles and abstracts will be available a few weeks in advance.
Location & time: All colloquia take place in room B.128 (Bouman Building) at 15:30h (unless stated differently).

Grounding microfoundations for the social sciences

by prof. dr. Siegwart Lindenberg

Abstract: Social sciences need good behavioral theories, i.e. theories that deal adequately with the influence of changing contexts on behavior.
What do we gain in this regard by considering how the brain works? Is this dealing with the brain not far too removed from social science?
Well, no: the brain is our organ that is most sensitive to the influence of social contexts. In this colloqium, I will cover a broad spectrum of this sensitivity, its relation to behavior, and the question why considering this spectrum is likely to make us better social scientists.


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