The Department of Psychological Sciences
in conjunction with the College of Arts and Science presents

Spring 2009 Series
Distinguished Lecture Series in Psychology

Conflict, Aggression, and Cooperation:
Psychological Perspectives on the Roots of War and Peace

This series explored the complex processes that underpin the human capacities for constructive and destructive behavior. Distinguished scholars will share their research and insights on the causes of conflict and aggression, and our potential for creating a more just and harmonious world.

February 26, 2009 | 3:30 to 5:00 pm

Jeanne BrettUnderstanding Culture and Conflict: An Overview of Theory and Research Linking Culture, Conflict and Conflict Management
more information | lecture flyer (pdf) | suggested readings

Jeanne Brett
DeWitt W. Buchanan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Dispute Resolution & Organizations
Director of the Dispute Resolution Research Center
Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

March 5, 2009 | 3:30 to 5:00 pm

Adrian RaineNeurobiology of Violence: Neuroethical and Neurolegal Implications
more information | lecture flyer (pdf) | suggested readings | lecture video

Adrian Raine
Richard Perry University Professor
Departments of Criminology, Psychiatry, and Psychology
University of Pennsylvania

April 2, 2009 | 3:30 to 5:00 pm

Jamie ArndtFrom Transience to Transcendence: The Psychological Impact of Awareness of Mortality on Human Conflict, Aggression and Peaceful Coexistence
more information | lecture flyer (pdf) | suggested readings | lecture video

Jamie Arndt
Associate Professor
Department of Psychological Sciences
University of Missouri-Columbia


series flyer (pdf)

Sponsored by generous contributions from
the Grimshaw Distinguished College Lecture Series in the Humanities and Social Sciences
the Fred McKinney Psychology Lectureship
the Melvin H. & Kathleen Marx Lecture in Experimental Psychology Fund
the Vaughan Distinguished Visiting Scholar Program
the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
the Department of Management, Trulaske School of Business
the Department of Political Science
the Department of Sociology
the Department of Philosophy and
the Graduate School PhD Completion Project

Distinguished Lecture Series Contact:
Jacqueline Chenault, Department of Psychological Science