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July 5-11, 2018, Geneva, Switzerland

Event: ISSAS 2018 - The development of emotions

We are delighted to announce the eighth edition of our International Summer School in Affective Sciences (ISSAS 2018), which will take place from July 5th to 13th 2018 at the Château de Bossey, an 18th-century manor house located in an outstanding natural environment overlooking Lake Geneva and the French Alps.

This year the central topic of the summer school, organized by the Swiss Center for Affective Sciences, is “The development of emotions”. It presents a very exciting opportunity to address the theme in an interdisciplinary manner, with contributions from leading scholars in psychology, neuroscience and the humanities. The school participants will be able to reflect upon the different theories concerning the development of emotion, and to investigate related themes like emotion regulation, affective social learning, the role of imagination, play and humor in our affective education, the development of social and moral emotions, the role of emotional learning in the shaping of our evaluative outlook, and psychopathologies of emotion development. Participants will include some of the world's leading experts in emotion development and a selected group of highly motivated, promising PhD students and postdocs working on such topics.

The list of speakers includes:
Keynotes: Joseph Campos (UC Berkeley), Justin D’Arms (Ohio State), Eileen John (Warwick), Paul Harris (Harvard), Seth Pollak (Wisconsin-Madison) and Amrisha Vaish (Virginia)

Laurie Bayet (Harvard), Zanna Clay (Durham), Martin Debanné (Geneva), Jenny Gibson (Cambridge), Claudia Haase (Northwestern), Elena Hoicka (Sheffiled), Stephanie Olsen (McGill), Francisco Pons (Oslo), Betty Repacholi (Washington), Carolien Rieffe (Leiden), Andrea Samson (Geneva), Catherine Sebastian (Royal Holloway, London), Daniel Vanello (Geneva) and Eric Walle (UC Merced).

The scientific program for 2018 comprises plenary lectures from leading scholars in the field, discussions sessions and workshops aimed at theoretical integration and fostering new research ideas, and group work in which the students will design an interdisciplinary research project that will be presented and discussed on the last day. 

The varied program and its hands-on orientation make ISSAS 2018 highly attractive to young researchers from different disciplines. In addition, they will enjoy an opportunity to form strong professional ties with each other, as well as with the invited faculty members. They can use these contacts to build a substantial scientific network even at an early stage in their careers.

We would be grateful if you could inform the students and collaborators in your group as well as interested colleagues elsewhere of this event. A poster is attached. More information (including the application procedure) can be found on the ISSAS 2018 website: here.

July 11-14, 2018, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Event: Society for Philosophy and Psychology

The 44th Annual Meeting of the Society for Philosophy and Psychology (SPP) will be held at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, July 11-14, 2018.

Susan Gelman (Psychology, University of Michigan) will deliver the Presidential Address. Keynote speakers will be Lisa Feldman Barrett (Psychology, Northeastern University) and Peter Railton (Philosophy, University of Michigan). 

An invited symposium on Addiction and Problems of Agency will include Kent Berridge (Psychology, University of Michigan), Marc Lewis (Psychology, Radboud University), Peg O'Connor (Philosophy, Gustavus Adolphus College), and Hanna Pickard (Philosophy, University of Birmingham). An invited symposium on Epistemic and Moral Virtue will include Igor Grossman (Psychology, University of Waterloo) Kiley Hamlin (Psychology, University of British Columbia), Christian Miller (Philosophy, Wake Forest University), and Lauren Olin (Philosophy, University of Missouri, St. Louis).

The 2018 program will also include a pre-conference workshop on recent philosophical and psychological research on well-being. It will be held on Wednesday, July 11, 2018.

Please submit an abstract of 750 words or less by February 16, 2018, in any area relevant to philosophy, psychology, and cognitive science. Special consideration will be given to submissions that fit with the four themes to be highlighted at the 2018 meeting: Emotions, Virtue, Agency and Addiction, and Well Being. 

Submissions will be refereed and selected on the basis of quality and relevance to philosophy, psychology, and cognitive science. They must be written in a format appropriate for anonymous review and employ gender-neutral language. Individual authors may submit only one abstract as first author, though they may be co-authors on other submissions. All submissions will be considered for oral or poster presentation.