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November 2018

CancelledPsychology and Neuroscience seminar: Dr Nathan EmeryFree. 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm School of Psychology and NeuroscienceFriday 16 November 2018

Event type: SeminarAudience: Staff and studentsAcademic Schools and Departments: Psychology and Neuroscience
This event has been created by: Katrina Cruickshank kac22@st-andrews.ac.uk

Event Details

Dr Nathan Emery’s seminar is titled: A Comparative Psychology of Fun & Games. The seminar will begin at 1pm in the Old Library.

Abstract:

Despite being an essential part of modern human life, with innumerable benefits to physical and mental health and wellbeing, fun has received scant attention from psychological research. In this talk, I propose a number of ways to begin a comparative study of play behaviour in animals and adult humans, especially focusing on games as a psychological tool. I will describe some of our studies investigating the play behaviour of corvids and parrots, including how they play different problem-solving games. I will then present a taxonomy of different game design mechanics in human tabletop games and how they could be studied within a cognitive framework.

Time

(Friday) 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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