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- Monday, February 25th, 2013 - MAC - The Neurobiology of Political Violence: New Tools to Understand and Deter Violent Actors
Please join us for a lecture by Dr. Pete Hatemi about the biological, physiological and genetic precursors of violence and aggression. Dr. Hatemi is a research fellow at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney and Associate Professor of Political Science, Microbiology and Biochemistry at The Pennsylvania State University. He is primarily interested in advancing the study of the neurobiological mechanisms of social and political behaviors and utilizing advanced methods in genetics, physiology, endocrinology, and neurology in order to better understand human decision making and preferences in complex and dynamic political environments. His recent book, co-edited with Rose McDermott, Man is by Nature a Political Animal at the University of Chicago Press, offers a comprehensive volume that includes applications of evolution, genetics, primatology, neuroscience, and physiology, to understand political preferences.
Location: TJ Day 219
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