Fall 2022

Meetings take place every other Tuesday, according to the calendar below (*changes to the program may occur)

Starting time: 15:15 (unless specified otherwise)

Location: Digital (ZOOM – please sign up to our Lab´s newsletter to receive the meeting link and other updates)

13 September

Title: Literature searches and reviews

Program: Lilja from the university library shares insights and experience on how to perform effective litereature searches and reviews

27 September

Title: Thesis writing

Program: Gunnar Ree presents on thesis writing and how to set up a master’s project work. 

11 October

Title: Meta-analysis of pro-environmental behavioral interventions – assumptions & initial findings

Presenter: Jakub Krawiec, SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Warsaw, Poland

Program: Over the past two decades, there has been increased research interest in the use of behavioral interventions, understood as “interventions that do not involve economic (dis)incentives and regulations— holding all other factors constant”. Much of this interest was generated by the publication of the nudging concept in book form in 2008 by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein. One domain in which the use of behavioral interventions may be particularly needed is the area of pro-environmental behavior. As recent meta-analyses in this area have not been conducted in sufficient detail (Mertens et al., 2021), this project seeks to collect and summarize data on the effectiveness of behavioral interventions in the domain of pro-environmental behavior. An additional goal is to develop recommendations and instructions that could be implemented by individuals working in the public policy or CSR sector.

Recommended reading: https://www.pnas.org/doi/10.1073/pnas.2107346118

October 25

Program: April Becker will discuss her work Brain, Behavior, and Culture: Homologies, Analogies, and Bridging Concepts 

Note: Reading for this session – Becker A. M. (2019). The flight of the locus of selection: Some intricate relationships between evolutionary elements. Behavioural processes, 161, 31–44. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.beproc.2018.01.002

November 08

Program: Daniele Ortu will discuss his work on integrating neuroscience and behavior analysis

Note: Reading for this session – Ortu D. (2012). Neuroscientific measures of covert behavior. The Behavior analyst, 35(1), 75–87. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF03392267

November 22

Title: Effects of the PAX i skolan in Norwegian schools 

Program: Marie Aunemo will present her Ph.D. project concerning the application and evaluation of a variation from the Good Behavior Game in Norway 

Note: Students interested in the application of Behavior Analysis in schools might see in the project an opportunity for collaboration — and also a topic for their master’s thesis.

December 6

Title: Behavior Analysis in Public Policy Arena

Program: Laercia Vasconcelos and co-authors of the manuscript “Behavior Analysis in Public Policy Arena” will discuss interfaces between Behavior Analysis and Public Policies