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Thu 17 Jan, '19
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Guest Seminar: "Rationality Enhancement: Towards theories and tools for helping people become more effective", Dr Falk Lieder, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems
H1.48 Humanities Annex

Title: Rationality Enhancement: Towards theories and tools for helping people become more effective

Human judgment and decision-making appear to be riddled with numerous systematic errors. Previous attempts to attenuate these so-called cognitive biases by educating people about them or schooling them in the laws of logic, probability theory, and expected utility theory have had limited success. In this talk, I will outline an alternative approach to improving human rationality that grew out of rethinking what it means to be rational. In the first part of my talk, I will illustrate how making Herbert Simon’s notion of bounded rationality mathematically precise allows us to derive optimal decision strategies from first principles. In the second part of my talk, I will illustrate how such advances can be leveraged to improve human decision-making. Concretely, I will present an intelligent tutor that discovers optimal planning strategies and helps people to internalize those strategies by providing metacognitive feedback.
Finally, in the third part of my talk, I will present a complimentary approach that combines artificial intelligence with gamification to help people become more productive.
 

2018-1-17 Falk Lieder

Dr Falk Lieder, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems

Host: Dr Elliot Ludvig

3.30pm Refreshments in Common Roon

4pm Talk

Thu 31 Jan, '19
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Guest Seminar: "Crime Linkage International NetworK (C-LINK): A model of academic-practitioner collaboration", Dr Amy Burrell, Coventry University
H1.48 Humanities Annex

Title: Crime Linkage International NetworK (C-LINK): A model of academic-practitioner collaboration

Abstract: Serial offending is a major concern for police services across the globe as these offenders are responsible for a disproportionate amount of crime and represent a high level of harm in our communities. The ability to accurately link offences that have been committed by the same person(s) is, therefore, essential in policing. In the absence of forensic evidence (e.g. DNA), behavioural crime linkage (BCL) can be used to identify series of offences. This talk outlines the work of the Crime Linkage International NetworK (C-LINK); a ground breaking academic-practitioner collaborative research project designed to test the efficacy of crime linkage (in rape). Partners from seven countries including the UK, Finland, Belgium, the Netherlands, South Africa, Canada, and the USA came together to compile the largest dataset ever used to test the theoretical framework for BCL. The talk will not only outline the key findings from the project but also provide updates on related work (e.g. conferences, follow on research, and a submission to the House of Lords). Please be aware that the talk will include descriptions of sexual violence.

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190110 Amy Burrell

Dr Amy Burrell, Coventry University

Dr Amy Burrell is a Lecturer in Forensic Psychology at Coventry University. Alongside teaching, she is engaged in projects with a range of academic and practitioner partners. She is a founding member of the Crime Linkage International Network (C-LINK); a Leverhulme Trust funded research project which brought academics and practitioners from seven countries together to collaborate on research in crime linkage. Crime linkage – also known as comparative case analysis, linkage analysis, and case linkage – focuses on identifying crimes committed by the same offender using crime scene behaviour. This network is ongoing and aims to establish a coherent, evidence-based approach to the detection of serial offenders using crime linkage techniques. The funded phase of the research is completed, with partners now working together to write up the findings from two research projects. Work is also ongoing to develop new research ideas and grant applications to continue the work in the area. For more information about the project please see www.crimelinkage.org

Host: Dr Jagjeet Jutley-Neilson

3.30pm Refreshments in Common Roon

4pm Talk

Thu 7 Feb, '19
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Guest Seminar: Dr Lucy Bowes, Oxford University
H1.48 Humanities Annex

Title tba

Dr Lucy Bowes 7-2-19

Dr Lucy Bowes, Associate Professor of Experimental Psychology, Oxford

Host: Dieter Wolke

3.30pm Refreshments in Common Roon

4pm Talk

Thu 21 Feb, '19
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Guest Seminar: Dr Peter Taylor, University of Manchester
H1.48 Humanities Annex

Title tba

Peter Taylor 21-2-19

Dr Peter Taylor, Clinical Lecturer, University of Manchester

Host: Dr Nicole Tang

3.30pm Refreshments in Common Roon

4pm Talk

Thu 28 Feb, '19
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Guest Seminar: "Neural mechanisms of model-based planning in the rat", Dr Kevin J Miller, UCL and DeepMind
H1.48 Humanities Annex

Title: "Neural mechanisms of model-based planning in the rat"

2018-28-2 Kevin J Miller

Dr Kevin J Millar, UCL and DeepMind

Host: Dr Elliot Ludvig

3.30pm Refreshments in Common Roon

4pm Talk

Thu 7 Mar, '19
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Guest Seminar: “Understanding the nature and causes of very preterm children’s mathematics learning difficulties: From evidence to intervention” Professor Samantha Johnson, University of Leicester
H1.48 Humanities Annex

“Understanding the nature and causes of very preterm children’s mathematics learning difficulties: From evidence to intervention”, Professor Samantha Johnson

Samantha Johnson 7-3-19

Professor Samantha Johnson, Developmental Psychologist, University of Leicester

Host: Professor Dieter Wolke

3.30pm Refreshments in Common Roon

4pm Talk

Thu 14 Mar, '19
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Guest Seminar: Dr Emmanouil Konstantinidis, Leeds University Business School
H1.48 Humanities Annex

Title: tba

19-3-14 Emmanouil Konstantinidis

Dr Manos Konstantinidis, University of Leeds Business School

Host: Dr Elliot Ludvig

3.30pm Refreshments in Common Roon

4pm Talk

Thu 25 Apr, '19
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Guest Seminar: Dr Sophie Milward, Portsmouth University
H1.48 Humanities Annex

Title: (tba)

2019-4-25 Milward, Sophie

Dr Sophie Milward, University of Portsmouth

Host: Dr John Michael

3.30pm Refreshments in Common Roon

4pm Talk

Thu 2 May, '19
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Guest Seminar: "Expression unleashed" (tbc), Dr Thom Scott-Phillips, Central European University
H1.48 Humanities Annex

Title: "Expression unleashed" (tbc)

2019-5-2 Thom Scott-Thomas

Dr Thom Scott-Phillips, Central European University

Host: Dr John Michael

3.30pm Refreshments in Common Roon

4pm Talk

Tue 21 May, '19
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CAL & Psychology Network Event
Millburn House (IAS Room tbc)

Further details from:

Anu Realo and Katharina Lefringhausen