Interdisciplinary workshop on Social Cognition

Interdisciplinary workshop on Social Cognition

Social cognition, the ability to accept, process, and apply information about social situtations and contexts, has been studied from many different scientific and philosophical perspectives.

This workshop, sponsored by the Centre for Philosophy of the Sciences, will bring together an interdisciplinary group of speakers to discuss cutting-edge research in the area.

Register your place using the "Register now" link at the top of this page, or contact the organiser for more information.


Thursday 26 April:
9:30am: Workshop opening, please aim to arrive by 9:15
9:45am: Paula Rubio-Fernandez - What Theory of Mind can learn from experimental pragmatics

11:15: Morning tea (catered)

11:45: Penny van Bergen - Children's development of social cognition in partnership with parents, teachers, and friends
1pm: Lunch (catered)
2pm: Ron Planer - Cross-Cultural Variation in Theory of Mind
3:15pm: Break
3:30pm: Nick Evans - Linguistic diversity and social cognition: engagement as a grammatical category
4:45pm: drinks, followed by workshop dinner (not catered, contact for more information about the workshop dinner)

Friday 27 April:
9:30am: Richard Moore - The Communicative Origins of Propositional Attitude Psychology
11am: Morning tea (catered)

11:30: Danielle Barth - SCOPIC, a multilingual corpus for the investigation of cross-cultural social cognition
1pm: Lunch (catered)
2pm: Tori McGeer - Enculturating Folk-Psychologists
3:15: Break
3:30pm: Richard Menary - Enculturating Social Cognition
4:45pm: drinks

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Date & time

Thu 26 Apr 2018, 9:30am to Fri 27 Apr 2018, 5:30pm


Conference Room 1.02, Sir Roland Wilson Building (ANU #120)


Paula Rubio-Fernandez (Oslo)
Richard Moore (HU Berlin)
Nicholas Evans (ANU)
Tori McGeer (ANU)
Penny van Bergen (Macquarie)
Richard Menary (Macquarie)
Danielle Barth (ANU)
Ron Planer (ANU)

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