Introduction

From villain to virtuoso: exploring the role of spontaneous thought in Science and Society

Peter Wall Institute International Research Roundtable
June 22 - 24, 2018

The goal of the Roundtable is to galvanize top scholars from multiple disciplines (psychology, philosophy, cognitive neuroscience) in order to inspire discussion about the nature of spontaneity. Day 1 of the Roundtable will focus on the conditions and consequences of spontaneity. We will discuss how spontaneity relates to trust and the potential bi-directionality of this relationship. Day 2 will focus on effortlessness and virtue ethics in relation to spontaneity. We will focus on questions such as can a spontaneous thought or action be virtuous or valuable? Both days will explore clinical and educational applications related to the key topics of discussion.

Contact

Dr. Kalina Christoff, Dept. of Psychology UBC