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SCIoI / Distinguished Speaker Series: Asifa Majid, University of Oxford


May 30, 2024 Icon 16:00 - 17:00


TU Berlin, Marchstraße 23, 10587 Berlin, Room MAR 2.057


Asifa Majid, University of Oxford

Distinguished Speaker Series: Asifa Majid (University of Oxford), “Establishing Human Universals”

Abstract: Psychology, the “science of mental life”, aims to provide models and theories that apply universally. However, there is a growing concern that what we gather from studying humans in a particular place and time might not accurately reflect how humans behave in other contexts. This talk will consider how we can establish whether something is a psychological universal and provide examples of best practice, taking examples from the cross-cultural research of percepts and concepts.