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[Computational-biology] Call for Applications: Social Norms, a DySoC/NIMBioS Investigative Workshop

Catherine Crawley via comp-bio%40net.bio.net (by ccrawley from nimbios.org)
Fri Jul 6 15:19:09 EST 2018

The Center for the Dynamics of Social Complexity (DySoC) is now 
accepting applications for its Investigative Workshop, "Social Norms: 
Emergence, Persistence, and Effects," to be held April 23-25, 2019, at 
the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS).

*Objectives:* Human social behavior is controlled by many interacting 
factors including material cost-benefit considerations, 
genetically-informed social instincts, personality, and culturally 
transmitted norms, values, and institutions. A social norm is a behavior 
that one is expected to follow and expects others to follow in a given 
social situation. Understanding the emergence, persistence, and effects 
of social norms is crucial for developing better policies affecting the 
life of the society as a whole and of its individual members. This 
workshop brings together active scholars interested in various aspect of 
social norms in an attempt to stimulate new synergies, insights, and 
collaborations. We envision this meeting as a truly transdisciplinary 
gathering of researchers from diverse disciplines including sociology, 
anthropology, psychology, economics, evolutionary biology, cultural 
evolution, neurobiology, political science, history, and experts on 
extremism, marketing, communications, as well as policy scholars and 
practitioners. Full details at 
**Location:* The Center for the Dynamics of Social Complexity at 
NIMBioS, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

*Co-Organizers: *Michele Gelfand (Psychology. Univ. of Maryland); Nathan 
Nunn (Economics, Harvard Univ.);  Sergey Gavrilets (Ecology & 
Evolutionary Biology and Mathematics, Univ. of Tennessee)

*Invited Participants: *Jeannie Annan, International Rescue Committee; 
Robert Boyd, Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State Univ.; 
Colin Camerer, Chen Center for Social and Decision Neuroscience, 
California Institute of Technology; Damon Centola, Annenberg School for 
Communication, Univ. of Pennsylvania; Jean Ensminger, Humanities and 
Social Sciences, California Institute of Technology; Ernst Fehr, UBS 
International Center of Economics in Society, Univ. of Zurich; Jeremy 
Ginges, Psychology, New School of Social Research; Joseph Henrich, Human 
Evolutionary Biology, Harvard Univ.; Karla Hoff*, Development Research 
Group, The World Bank; Shinobu Kitayama, Culture & Cognition Program, 
Univ. of Michigan; Maria Lapinski, Communication, Michigan State Univ.; 
Vera Mironova, Belfer Center for Science & International Affairs, 
Harvard Kennedy School; Karine Nyborg*, Economics, Univ. of Oslo; 
Elizabeth Paluck, Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International 
Affairs, Princeton Univ.; Alan Sanfey, Behavioural Science Institute, 
Radboud Univ.; Agnis Stibe, Media Lab, Massachusetts Institute of 
Technology; Arne Traulsen, Evolutionary Theory, Max Planck Institute for 
Evolutionary Biology, Plön, Germany
/*Not yet confirmed/

For more information about the workshop and a link to the online 
application form, go to http://www.nimbios.org/workshops/WS_socialnorms

Participation in NIMBioS workshops is by application only. Individuals 
with a strong interest in the topic are encouraged to apply, and 
successful applicants will be notified within several weeks after the 
application deadline. If needed, financial support for travel, meals, 
and lodging is available for workshop attendees.

*Application deadline: December 1, 2018*

The Center for the Dynamics of Social Complexity (DySoC) 
(http://www.dysoc.org) promotes connections and collaborations between 
different researchers using theoretical and empirical methods at the 
interface of mathematical, biological, social, and computational 
sciences to address the dynamics of social behavior.

The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis 
(NIMBioS) (http://www.nimbios.org) brings together researchers from 
around the world to collaborate across disciplinary boundaries to 
investigate solutions to basic and applied problems in the life 
sciences. NIMBioS is sponsored by the National Science Foundation, with 
additional support from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

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