Event Date/Time: Jun 18, 2008 End Date/Time: Jun 21, 2008
Abstract Submission Date: Dec 15, 2007
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The University Research Priority Program “Foundations of Human Social Behavior,” founded in 2005, focuses on the investigation of human social behavior from the perspectives of neuroscience, economics, psychology, philosophy, and evolutionary anthropology. Its main goal is to understand the factors which determine prosocial and antisocial behavior in humans. The program concentrates not only on the social and biological bases of altruistic and egoistic behavior, but also on the economic and ethical consequences of people displaying this behavior.

This small, invited symposium will bring together key scientists from different social science and biomedical disciplines to address the actionable knowledge needed to answer crucial questions associated with adaptive and maladaptive human social behavior. The symposim will have sessions on Prosocial Behavior, Antisocial Behavior, Understanding Others, and Social Behavior in Cross-Cultural and Cross-Species Perspective.

The organization Committee hereby invites young scientists (doctoral or postdoctoral students with less than five years postgraduate experience) from relevant fields to submit an abstract of their research to be considered for an invitation to attend the symposium as well as present their research in a poster session. Those interested should submit a poster abstract (400 words max) and CV as an email attachment to Tamara Herz (therz@iew.uzh.ch) by December 15, 2007. The Organization Committee will review the submissions and send invitations to selected applicants by January 31, 2008.

Travel Award
The Organization Committee will review the young scientists’ CVs and poster abstracts and, based on these, confer Travel Awards of 500 Swiss francs each to ten doctoral or postdoctoral students (with less than five years postgraduate experience).