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15 July, 2012

Temperament in the spotlight: Three-day workshop will feature Israeli and international presenters

Keep your cool: temperament in the spotlight
Keep your cool: temperament in the spotlight

From July 15 to17, the Department of Psychology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem will host a three-day international workshop on temperament, featuring leading researchers from Israel and around the world. ''Temperament: Old Questions, New Answers'' will explore such issues as temperament and motivation, temperament and developmental psychopathology, and affective tendencies and environmental effects on temperament.

Among the Israeli presenters are Prof. Ariel Knafo and Prof. Jonathan Huppert from the Hebrew University, Prof. Avi Sadeh and Prof. Yair Bar-Haim from Tel Aviv University, Prof. Avi Assor and Prof. Andrea Berger from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, and others.

Among the guests from abroad are Prof. Robert Plomin from the Institute of Psychiatry at Kings College London, Prof Daniel Klein from the University of California at Berkeley, Dr. Marcel Zentner from the University of York, and others.

The conference is not open to the public.

On July 15, Prof. Robert Plomin will speak about ''DNA and the Mind'' in a special lecture that is open to the public. Prof. Plomin is a leader in the field of behavior genetics. Known for his work in twin studies, he made some of the most important discoveries in the field. His talk will touch on advances in DNA techniques that have revolutionized behavioral genetic research and the heritability of cognitive traits. His talk takes place on at 4 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Rabin Building on the Mount Scopus campus.

 

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