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2016 Stirling PhD Conference in Behavioural Science (June 9)



2016 Stirling PhD Conference in Behavioural Science 

 Thursday, the 9th of June 2016 
 
Venue: Rooms 2X4 and 2X6 in the Cottrell Building, Stirling University



The Stirling Behavioural Science Centre is pleased to announce our Annual PhD Student Conference in Behavioural Science in 2016. For information about last year's PhD conference click here. The PhD conference will be held at the University of Stirling on the 9th of June 2016 and will be followed by a Workshop on Behavioural Science and Public Policy with a keynote from Prof David Laibson on June 10. Attendees to the PhD conference on June 9 are also welcome to attend the June 10 workshop.

The 2016 PhD Conference aims to give PhD students in Behavioural Science the opportunity to meet other researchers, to present their work, and get feedback from peers and researchers in the field. The PhD conference will deal with all areas of behavioural science (or behavioural economics, economic psychology, judgement and decision making, depending on your terminological preference). Topics include, but are not limited to
  • Nudging and Behavioural Policies 
  • Evaluation of Behavioural Policies
  • Mechanisms of Behavioural Interventions
  • Inter-temporal Choice
  • Self-control
  • Risk Preferences
  • Social Preferences
  • Heuristics
  • Personality and Economics
  • Subjective Well-Being
  • Identity in Economics
  • Emotions and Decision Making 
  • Behavioural Medicine
  • Early Influences on Later Life Outcomes
  • Behavioural Science and the Labour Market
  • Research Methods in Behavioural Science 
Speakers will present their research followed by a discussion. Speakers have the opportunity to send their papers/slides to their discussant about 2 weeks before the conference in order to get more detailed feedback. Discussants will be announced in the next weeks.

There will be no conference fee and a social dinner will be provided for attendees on the evening of June 9. Located in the heart of Scotland’s central belt, Stirling is a 45 minute journey from both Glasgow and Edinburgh airports. For affordable accommodation in Stirling, we recommend booking.com and airbnb. It is feasible to stay in Edinburgh or Glasgow and take the train that takes less than one hour.

Important dates:
  • May 1: Abstract submission deadline (up to 500 words).
  • May 7: Notification of acceptance.
  • May 25: Submission of paper for more detailed comments.
We look forward to welcoming you to Stirling. If you have questions, feel free to send an email to stirlingphdconference2015@gmail.com or l.k.lades@stir.ac.uk. Please also check your spam folder for emails.




Preliminary Day Schedule

09:00-09:15: Registration

09:15-10:00: Welcome & Behavioural Science Observations by Prof Liam Delaney

10:00-10:30: Coffee Break

10:30-11:30: Session 1

Session 1a: Time Preferences and Health
Alastair Irvine on “Professional and Private Time Preferences of Scottish General Practitioners”
 
Rowan Tunnicliffe on “Health behaviours, time discounting and risk preferences: Evidence from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing”

Session 1b: Mindfulness and Compassion 

Chris Noone on “Improvements in Critical Thinking Performance Following Brief Mindfulness Meditation Depend on Need for Cognition and Open-mindedness” 

Kun Zhao on “Individual differences in Politeness and Compassion differentially predict prosocial  behaviours in economic games”

11:30-12:00: Coffee Break

12:00-13:00: Session 2

Session 2a: Mental Health
 

Caroline Wehner on “The Relationship between Thoughts of Helplessness and Hopelessness and Mental Health”

Ayse Yemiscigil on “Purpose in Action: Fixed Effects Models of Purpose in Life as a Predictor of Health Behaviours over a 20 Year Horizon”

Session 2b: Financial Decision Making 1
 

Claire McCafferty on “Can Behavioural Economics bridge the Consumer Protection gap in the Financial Services industry?”

Belinda Vigors on “Traders’ risk behaviour, evolutionary mechanisms and performance- related pay: insights from a qualitative pilot study”

13:00-14:00: Lunch Break

14:00-15:00: Session 3

Session 3a: Well-being and employment
 

Victoria Mousterion “Αtypical Employment and Distress: Is working part-time a psychologically harmful experience?”

Tobias Wolf on “Income Support, (Un-)Employment and Well-Being”

Session 3b: Financial Decision Making 2

Zeynep Kutsal on “Easy Loss or Hard Win: The influence of emotions on the ability to identify positive outcomes”
 

Ujjwal Kumar Das “Financial distress and life satisfaction: a fixed effect quantile regression approach”

15:00-15:30: Coffee Break

15:30-16:30: Session 4

Session 4a: Time preferences and saving

Megan Grime “Inconsistent planning in the allocation of time across leisure and work”


Bernardo Nunes “Workplace pension plans and saving behavior: evidence from the United Kingdom”

Session 4b: Human Resources
 

Craig Anderson on “Why behavioural economic perspectives in human resource management may be of interest to you?”
 

Iñigo Hernandez-Arenaz on “Stereotypes and the Gender Wage Gap: Effects of Stereotypes on Tournament Self-Selection

18:00: Dinner


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