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Daedalus Lecture with Dr. Melvin Rouse

Add to Calendar 2023-02-07 17:00:00 2023-02-07 19:30:00 Daedalus Lecture with Dr. Melvin Rouse Join Dr. Melvin Rouse, Associate Professor of Psychology, for a talk entitled: The Social Self, the Biological Self: How Biological Phenotype and Social Behavior Can Inform One Another. Songbirds have been used as a model to study complex social behaviors and the biological underpinnings thereof for a long time. The social choices a bird makes are bounded by their social history, environmental context, biological phenotype, and so on. However, what is often under-appreciated in these data is the clear evidence that the direction of influence is multi-directional. Yes, biology can influence social decisions, but, social decisions can in turn influence biology. This fascinating truism of the data underscores the importance of nuance and inclusion in the translation and application of basic science. 5:00 pm - Reception 5:30 pm - Lecture 6:30 pm - Dinner Tickets are $15 per person Cash or check only at door RSVP for dinner by Monday, January 30th: tinyurl.com/DaedalusRSVP All members of the university community such as faculty, staff, partners, retirees, and friends are welcome.  Questions? Contact the Academic Dean's Office: 253.879.3207 or academicdeans@pugetsound.edu Location Contact Information Kate Peterson 253.879.3207 academicdeans@pugetsound.edu support@kwallcompany.com America/Los_Angeles public
Feb 07, 2023
5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Join Dr. Melvin Rouse, Associate Professor of Psychology, for a talk entitled: The Social Self, the Biological Self: How Biological Phenotype and Social Behavior Can Inform One Another.

Songbirds have been used as a model to study complex social behaviors and the biological underpinnings thereof for a long time. The social choices a bird makes are bounded by their social history, environmental context, biological phenotype, and so on. However, what is often under-appreciated in these data is the clear evidence that the direction of influence is multi-directional. Yes, biology can influence social decisions, but, social decisions can in turn influence biology. This fascinating truism of the data underscores the importance of nuance and inclusion in the translation and application of basic science.

  • 5:00 pm - Reception
  • 5:30 pm - Lecture
  • 6:30 pm - Dinner

Tickets are $15 per person Cash or check only at door

RSVP for dinner by Monday, January 30th: tinyurl.com/DaedalusRSVP

All members of the university community such as faculty, staff, partners, retirees, and friends are welcome. 

Questions? Contact the Academic Dean's Office: 253.879.3207 or academicdeans@pugetsound.edu

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Event Location

Rotunda, Wheelock Student Center

Contact Information
Kate Peterson
253.879.3207
academicdeans@pugetsound.edu