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02: The biological foundations of trust and social decision-making

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This seminar reviews the contributions of the biological, neural and behavioural sciences to understanding social decision-making in general and trust in particular. The following topics will be covered: the neural and biological bases of trust: how we understand the emotions and intentions of others; biological and psychological factors affecting decisions made under risk and uncertainty; egoism vs. altruism – self-control and how decisions are driven by self-interest vs. prosocial motivations; implicit vs. explicit information processing, „rational“ vs. „emotional“ decisions – the role of conscious and unconscious processes in interpersonal trust and social evaluations. In discussing these topics, we use an inherently multi-disciplinary and multi-method approach which integrates evidence from fields such as social and decision neuroscience, psychoneuroendocrinology, behavioural economics and (experimental) social psychology. The research we present aims to improve our understanding of the principles and mechanisms driving human decisions – an endeavour which will result in a better understanding of social interactions and ultimately aims to inform public policy making.

Postdoctoral Researcher, Chair for Microeconomics and Experimental Economic Research, Institute for Empirical Research in Economics, University of Zurich
Leiter, Forschungsgruppe Soziale, Kognitive und Affektive Neurowissenschaften, Fakultät für Psychologie, Universität Wien

Mag. Dr. Christoph EISENEGGER

Postdoctoral Researcher, Chair for Microeconomics and Experimental Economic Research, Institute for Empirical Research in Economics, University of Zurich

 M.Sc., Ph.D., Swiss Federal Institue of Technology (ETH), Zurich
 Academic positions at:
 The University of Zurich, Department of Economics & Department of Neuropsychology
 The University of Kaiserslautern, Department of Biology
 The University of Zurich,Laboratory for Social and Neural Systems Research

Mag. Dr. Claus LAMM

Leiter, Forschungsgruppe Soziale, Kognitive und Affektive Neurowissenschaften, Fakultät für Psychologie, Universität Wien

Assistant Professor, Laboratory for Social and Neural Systems Research, University of Zurich, Switzerland Research Associate, Social Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, Department of Psychology, University of Chicago, IL, USA Post Doctoral Researcher, Unit 280  Mental Processes and Brain Activation, INSERM  French National Institute for Health and Medical Research, Bron, France
2008-2010
2006-2008
2004-2005

Seminarwoche

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20.08.2009

15:00 - 15:30 Eröffnung des Europäischen Forums Alpbach 2009 Plenary
15:30 - 17:00 Eröffnungsreferate Plenary
17:00 - 18:30 Vorstellung der Seminarinhalte Plenary

20.08.-26.08.2009

Seminar 09: The future of the internet Seminar
Seminar 05: Vertrauen im Recht Seminar
Seminar 08: The United Nations: International trust and global governance Seminar
Seminar 07: Trust in America: Understanding the cultures and society of the United States Seminar
Seminar 04: Confidence-building in the context of security and ethnic conflicts Seminar
Seminar 11: Trust in science Seminar
Seminar 03: Global contracts, economic crisis and rebuilding trust Seminar
Seminar 01: Vertrauensbildung in der Kommunikation – Kontrolle ist gut, Vertrauen ist besser! Seminar
Seminar 13: Trust and confidence in medicine Seminar
Seminar 14: Kunstmarkt und Vertrauen Seminar
Seminar 10: Historical aspects of trust and confidence in societies Seminar
Seminar 06: Political trust and the role of religion Seminar
Seminar 12: Building trust: Development cooperation Seminar
Seminar 02: The biological foundations of trust and social decision-making Seminar

21.08.2009

15:30 - 17:30 Plenarveranstaltung „1989-2009: Von der Revolution zur Normalität. Herausforderungen der Stadtpolitik in Mitteleuropa“ Plenary

22.08.2009

15:30 - 17:30 Plenarveranstaltung: „Integrated risk policies for global systems at risk“ Plenary

24.08.2009

17:00 - 19:00 Plenarveranstaltung „Öffentliche Medien im digitalen Zeitalter – Wem vertrauen?“ Plenary

25.08.2009

15:30 - 17:00 Plenarveranstaltung „Ethik und Wissenschaft“ Plenary