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Adaptive Immunity and Behavioral Brain Function

April 06, 2018

Dr. Alfredo Oliveros presented his neuroscience research at the Chamblin Room of the UNF Library

See the Girl: Research behind our Program Models

March 02, 2018

The Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center presented some of the reserach behind their programs designed to improve outcomes for girls in Duval County Schools.

More than a Meal: The Impact of a Home-Delivered Meal Program on Seniors' Nutritional Risk, Dietary Intake, Food Security, Loneliness, and Social Well-Being

February 02, 2018

Dr. Lauri Wright, Assistant Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics at UNF, shared her research in the Chamblin Room of the Library.

Influencing those who influence us: Understanding the sources that influence experts

November 03, 2017

UNF alum Dr. Joshua Clarkson will be presenting a talk on his research!

Mindfulness: Use Your Head Before You Lose Your Head

October 13, 2017

Dr. Beth Jenkins will give a talk about mindfulness. Catered by Maggiano's!

Did Psychoactive Drugs Determine the Origins and Social Structure of Human Civilization?

September 29, 2017

Dr. David T. Courtwright will present his inebriating research at noon on Friday, September 29, 2017.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for Adolescents

April 14, 2017

Dr. Allison Ventura will talk to the Science Cafe about DBT, borderline personality disorder and self-harm/suicidality.

Animal wellness and the empirical zoo: A brief history and future directions

March 10, 2017

Applied animal behavior analyst Valerie Segura will describe her research and work with the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens at noon on March 10, 2017

Deconstructing Dilemmas: Rethinking Moral Judgment

February 10, 2017

Dr. Conway will present some of his research investigating moral dilemmas at noon on February 10, 2017 in 51/1205.. Below is an abstract from a recent paper of his.



Dual-process theories of moral judgment suggest that responses to moral dilemmas are guided by two moral principles: the principle of deontology states that the morality of an action depends on the intrinsic nature of the action (e.g., harming others is wrong regardless of its consequences); the principle of utilitarianism implies that the morality of an action is determined by its consequences (e.g., harming others is acceptable if it increases the well-being of a greater number of people). Despite the proposed independence of the moral inclinations reflecting these principles, previous work has relied on operationalizations in which stronger inclinations of one kind imply weaker inclinations of the other kind. The current research applied Jacoby's (1991) process dissociation procedure to independently quantify the strength of deontological and utilitarian inclinations within individuals. Study 1 confirmed the usefulness of process dissociation for capturing individual differences in deontological and utilitarian inclinations, revealing positive correlations of both inclinations to moral identity. Moreover, deontological inclinations were uniquely related to empathic concern, perspective-taking, and religiosity, whereas utilitarian inclinations were uniquely related to need for cognition. Study 2 demonstrated that cognitive load selectively reduced utilitarian inclinations, with deontological inclinations being unaffected. In Study 3, a manipulation designed to enhance empathy increased deontological inclinations, with utilitarian inclinations being unaffected. These findings provide evidence for the independent contributions of deontological and utilitarian inclinations to moral judgments, resolving many theoretical ambiguities implied by previous research.

The Sexualization of Girls and Women: Lived Experiences of Marginalized Populations

January 13, 2017

Dr. Jennifer Wesely will present her research on the sexualization of girls and women at noon on Friday January 13, 2017.

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