The human brain is the most complex living structure known, tasked with producing our mental and behavioral existence. Whether investigating an isolated gene or a larger societal trend, social neuroscience takes an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the brain and considers how biological systems affect our social processes and behavior. In this lecture, John Cacioppo describes how social neuroscience contributes to our knowledge of the brain and how that knowledge might instruct our responses to contemporary social issues.
A pioneer in the field of neuroscience, John Cacioppo, LAB'70 is the Tiffany and Margaret Blake Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago, the director of the Center for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience, the founding director of the University's Arete Initiative, and the chair of the Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences at the National Research Council.
$20/person for general admission
$10/person for recent graduates (College alumni of the past ten years and graduate alumni of the past five years)
Two complimentary registrations for members of the Alumni Leadership, Chicago, Harper, and Phoenix SocietiesIncludes program and refreshments
6:00 PM-7:00 PM: Registration and reception
7:00 PM-8:30 PM: Presentation and discussion
John Cacioppo LAB'70 (Speaker)
John Cacioppo is the Tiffany and Margaret Blake Distinguished Service Professor at The University of Chicago, the Director of the University of Chicago Center for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience, and the Founding Director of the Arete Initiative of the Office of the Vice President for Research and National Laboratories at the University of Chicago. He served on the faculty of the University of Notre Dame (1977-1979), University of Iowa (1979-1989), and Ohio State University (1989-1999) prior to joining the faculty at the University of Chicago. He has also served as an External Professor Chair in Social Neurosciences at Free University Amsterdam in the Netherlands and is a Guest Professor at the State Key Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning at Beijing Normal University in China. Among the awards he has received are the Scientific Impact Award from the Society for Experimental Social Psychology, a MERIT Award from the National Institutes of Health, the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Ohio State University Department of Psychology, the Presidential Citation from the American Psychological Association, the Theoretical Innovation Prize from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, the Award for Distinguished Service on Behalf of Personality and Social Psychology from the Society of Personality and Social Psychology, the Distinguished Member Award from Psi Chi, an Honorary Doctor of Science Degree from Bard College, an Honorary Doctorate of Science Degree from the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom, the Patricia R. Barchas Award from the American Psychosomatic Society, the "ISI Highly Cited Researchers" in Psychiatry/Psychology, the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award from the American Psychological Association, the Campbell Award (for Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Personality and Social Psychology) from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, the Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Psychophysiology from the Society for Psychophysiological Research, the Distinguished Scholar Award from the Ohio State University, and the Troland Research Award from the National Academy of Sciences. He has been elected to the Society of Experimental Psychologists, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Society of Experimental Social Psychologists, and the Gesellschaft fur Unendliche Versucheand, and he is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Association for Psychological Science (Charter Member), the American Psychological Association (Divisions 1, 3, 6, 8, 23, & 38), the Royal Society of Arts, the American Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research, the Midwestern Psychological Association, the World Innovation Foundation, International Organization of Psychophysiology, Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Society of Experimental Psychologists, and Society of Behavioral Medicine. He has also been elected President of several scientific organizations including the Association for Psychological Science, the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, the Society for Psychophysiological Research, and the Society for Social Neuroscience, and he is either a past or present member of the Board of Directors or Advisory Council/Board of a variety of organizations including the National Advisory Council on Aging of the US Department of Health and Human Services, Association for Psychological Science,Ohio State University Research Foundation, Society for Psychophysiological Research, National Research Council Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences (Chair), Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences Foundation, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois, John Templeton Foundation (American Board), Cluster of Excellence "Languages and Emotion" at Free University Berlin (Chair, International Board), Health and Retirement Study Data Monitoring Board of the National Institute on Aging, Society for Personality and Social Psychology, the Society for Social Neuroscience, the Advisory Committee for the National Science Foundation Behavioral, Social, and Economic Sciences Division, and the National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review. Cacioppo has served on various journal boards, as well, as is a past Editor of Psychophysiology, a former Associate Editor of Psychological Review, Perspectives on Psychological Science, and Social Neuroscience. He is also a former member of the MacArthur Foundation Mind-Body Integration Network and Director of the Chicago Social Brain Network, and he is a current member of the MacArthur Foundation Aging Society Network.