Convergence: Connecting Levels of Analysis in Psychological Science
 In the past, our field harbored distinct, and often competing, schools of thought that tackled different problems and produced findings that often appeared to diverge. Today, investigators attack shared problems at complementary levels of analysis and produce results that converge. Studies of people in a social world; mental systems of cognition and emotion; and biological mechanisms of the genome and the nervous system interconnect and yield an integrated psychological science. The APS 23rd Annual Convention displays, and celebrates, these advances in our field.

Invited Address

Sex, Murder, and the Meaning of Life

Saturday, May 26, 2012, 2:30 PM - 3:20 PM
Sheraton Ballroom III

Douglas T. Kenrick

Douglas T. Kenrick
Arizona State University

My colleagues and I have studied topics like homicidal fantasies and one-night stands, comparing humans to hyenas and chimpanzees. But looking in the gutter has given a glimpse of the stars, yielding a better understanding of the positive side of human nature and of where humans fit into the universe.

Douglas Kenrick will sign copies of his book, Sex, Murder and the Meaning of Life immediately following this program from 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM outside of Sheraton Ballroom III.

Read the APS Daily Observation on Douglas T. Kenrick.

Subject Area: Biological/Neuroscience

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