Competing or cooperating: human interaction in times of social and economic instability


FREE opening plenary session

February 5th at 10.00, Aula Nievo (Palazzo Bo).

Please register here: http://ip146172.psy.unipd.it/ws2018-auditors


We encourage applications for the first edition of the Winter School on competitive and cooperative behaviors in relation to socioeconomic factors. The deadline to apply is set for December 19th, 2017.

Applications are welcome from post-doctoral, Ph.D and Master’s students (with at least two years of research experience) with a research interest on socioeconomic factors associated to human cooperation and competition and one of the following areas: social psychology, psychology of social class, community psychology, political psychology, judgment and decision-making, behavioral economics.  

The Winter School has a multidisciplinary approach and the speakers, as well as the interactive seminars, will cover all the above areas and perspectives on how socioeconomic factors influence competitive and cooperative behaviors.

The Winter School will take place from February 5th to February 9th, 2018 in Padova, Italy (see: venue).

The goal of the 5-day program is to provide participants with a multidisciplinary perspective on how competitive and cooperative behaviors are shaped by socioeconomic factors (see: aims and contents).


International speakers:

- Paul Piff (Department of Psychology and Social Behavior- University of California, Irvine)


- Eric Knowles (Department of Psychology - New York University - NYU, New York)


- Ilana Ritov (School of Education/Center for the Study of Rationality - The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel)


Coordinating the interactive seminars:

- Dr. Inga Jonaityte (University of Venice, expert in experimental economics)


Presenting “We App Heroes”:

- Dr. Valentina Hernandez (Sunscious CEO & Co-Founder, developer of “We App Heroes” and TEDx speaker)




For any questions please contact: winterschool.dpss@unipd.it