The Six Secrets of Social Behavior - Dr. Erin Heerey
Thursday, April 6, 2017
London Central Library
Room: Stevenson & Hunt Room A
251 Dundas Street
The Six Secrets of Social Behavior
Dr. Erin Heerey
London Public Library Series 2017 - "Can We All Get Along?"
Presented by Western's Psychology Department
Psychology: The Science of Being Human
Thursday, April 6, 7-8:30 pm
Central Library, Stevenson & Hunt Meeting Room A
No registration required
Two hours validated parking in City Plaza during library hours.
Humans are social animals. Although no two interactions are identical, we appear to be masters of conversation. How do we manage the ever-changing demands of social environments? What clues help us anticipate conversation partner behaviour? How do biases shape social outcomes? This talk explores the science of human social connections.
Dr Erin Heerey’s research focuses on the scientific study of face-to-face social behaviour. Her work explores how people read and evaluate different types of social cues, use these cues to predict social partners’ behaviour, and how different types of cues drive decision-making in cooperative and competitive environments.
Department of Psychology