Workshop | 05/11/2016 - 05/12/2016 | Full-time
Workshop on Conflict, Emotions and Aggression: Economic and Psychological Views

Department of Communication Science, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Organizers:Elly Konijn (Communication Science, VU Amsterdam), Kai A. Konrad (MPI for Tax Law and Public Finance, Munich) and Klaus Wälde (DAS GK, JGU Mainz)

This workshop brings together researchers that work on, broadly speaking, conflict, emotion and aggression. We are looking for papers that analyze these issues both from a psychological as well as from an economic perspective. Examples include analyses of the effects of stress on behaviour, catharsis on anger, the modelling of intensities of conflicts and other. Empirical and experimental research is welcome, as well as theoretical works or surveys. The workshop is organized around the visit of Professor Brad J. Bushman, Ph.D. (Ohio State) at the VU University Amsterdam. The keynote speech will be delivered by Professor Bushman.

The workshop is intended to leave a lot of room for discussions. One central theme would be: How can one bridge the gap between economic and psychological approaches such that it is beneficial for both disciplines?