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In a rapidly changing world scientists are asked to deliver solutions for global problems (e.g. climate, migration, food, big data, quality of life) on many different levels. How can we influence individual and collective behavior in such a way that people, cities and societies can thrive amidst all these fundamental and global shifts?

Detail Summary
Date 27 September 2018
Time 12:00 -18:00

12.00 Lunch

CREA Muziekzaal (please register below)

13.00 Symposium ‘Resilient minds, resilient worlds’

CREA Theaterzaal

Resilient minds

(moderator: Brenda Jansen)

  • 13:00-13:05 Welcome (Joost Agelink van Rentergem Zandvliet)
  • 13:05-13:20 Geert-Jan Stams (Pedagogical Sciences): What developmental factors determine resilience? Who is resilient and who is not?
  • 13:20-13:35 Han van der Maas (Psychology): The mathematics of resilience: A practical session
  • 13:35-13:50 Disa Sauter (Psychology): How can we strengthen resilience through positive emotions?
  • 13:50-14:05 Arnoud Arntz (Psychology): What means does a psychotherapist have to develop more resilience in patients?
  • 14:05-14:30 Panel discussion
  • 14:15-14:30 Break

Resilient worlds

(moderator: Agneta Fischer)

  • 14:45-14:30 Marieke Fransen (Communication Science): Mindfulness as a way to resist the unconscious effects of marketing
  • 14:30-15:00 Allard Feddes (Psychology): How can we build a society that’s resilient to extremism? What social measures could prevent people to radicalize?
  • 15:00-15:15 Gijs Schumacher (Political Science): How can politicians and political parties create (national) resilience against populism? Which persuasive means do they have at their disposal (emotions, rhetoric, personality, policy)?
  • 15:15-15:30 Katusha Sol (Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies; co-founder Placemakers): How can we make cities more inclusive? And how does that make them more resilient?
  • 15:30-15:40 Panel discussion
  • 15:40 Final thoughts (Joost Agelink van Rentergem Zandvliet)

16.00 Open Office Tour

Building G (REC-G)

17.00 Drinks 

Hall Building G (REC-G)

Registration for lunch is closed, you're welcome to join the symposium.