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Love, Lust and Loathing: The Science Behind Our Strongest Emotions

Love, Lust and Loathing: The Science Behind Our Strongest Emotions
Wed, Apr 30

06:00 pm

What separates love from lust? What triggers disgust? Do other primates experience love? Do dolphins feel lust? Six local experts dive into the hormonal and chemical factors that fuel these intense, not exclusively human emotions.

VIP ticket includes preferred seating, a 5oz pretzel and a $5 ticket for the bar.
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  • Location

    Frankford Hall

    1210 Frankford Avenue

    Philadelphia, PA, 19125

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  • Speakers

    Chad E. Forbes
    Chad E. Forbes
    Chad E. Forbes (Ph.D., University of Arizona) is an Assistant Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Delaware. With a background spanning from molecular biology to complex social processes, Dr. Forbes utilizes behavioral methodologies as well as electroencephalography (EEG), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), lesion studies and genetic approaches to investigate social phenomena. Specifically, he examines how priming negative stereotypes affects our perceptions as well as stigmatized individuals in our society, e.g. minorities and women, to ironically engender situations that inadvertently reinforce the stereotype. Dr. Forbes is currently funded by the National Science Foundation to develop a model that outlines how and why minorities and women are more likely to leave academics and STEM fields respectively, as well as how these phenomena can be reversed. He has numerous publications on these topics including Annual Reviews of Neuroscience, Cerebral Cortex, and the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, and was recently recognized as a “Rising Star” by the American Psychological Association.
    Chip Chantry
    Chip Chantry
    Chip Chantry has been a Philadelphia-based standup comedian since 2003. He has performed for crowds in theaters and clubs across the country. A regular at Helium Comedy Club in Philadelphia, he is a four-time finalist in their annual Philly's Phunniest Competition. He recently released his first live comedy album, "Across from the Adonis", and philly.com named his twitter account one of the "12 Best Twitter Accounts in Philadelphia" for 2012. Wow, he sounds like a really cool guy.
    Coren Apicella
    Coren Apicella
    Coren Apicella is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. She studies both hunter-gatherers and Westerners to explore the proximate and evolutionary origins of behavior. Her work specializes in mate selection and attraction, behavioral endocrinology, sex differences, behavioral economics and social networks and the evolution of cooperation.
    David Yaden
    David Yaden
    David Yaden is a researcher at The University of Pennsylvania in the Positive Psychology Center under the direction of Dr. Martin Seligman. He also works in collaboration with UPenn’s Center for Cognitive Neuroscience and studies the neuroscience of self-transcendent experiences with Dr. Andrew Newberg. David provides public health education with a focus on end-of-life care and stress management with Lourdes Health System. Check David out on Twitter at @ExistWell.
    Dr. Elizabeth Becker
    Dr. Elizabeth Becker
    Behavioral neuroendocrinologist, Elizabeth Becker, is an Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department at Saint Joseph’s University. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and bachelors degrees in Voice Performance and Psychology from Lawrence University. Elizabeth researches the behavioral and neuroendocrine mechanisms underlying the development of social behavior. In particular, she explores the short and long-term consequences of care provided to offspring by their fathers. Elizabeth’s recent work indicates an important role for fathers on the development of offspring brain and behavior.
    Marina Haynes
    Marina Haynes
    Marina has been working at the Philadelphia Zoo for 16 years. She started at the Zoo in the Animal Department as the Animal Records and Information Technology Specialist and was promoted to the Director of Children’s Zoo in 1999. She also led the design and implementation of the Zoo’s largest project to date: KidZooU. This 32 million dollar, state of the art exhibit highlights how children can make the lives of animals better. This exhibit has garnered national attention and is helping to lead the way in new thinking about zoo exhibits focused on children. Marina is graduate of University of Delaware and University of Maryland, College Park. She received her B.S. in Animal Science from Delaware and an M.S. in Animal Behavior from Maryland. Her graduate work focused on play behavior in cattle and the effects of domestication on animal behavior.She lives in Merchantville, New Jersey with her husband and three cats.
    Mary Bailey
    Mary Bailey
    Mary Bailey, Special Exhibits Manager at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. Mary is a consummate conservationist, avid traveler, and slightly above average birdwatcher with slightly below average binoculars. Her finest accomplishment to date is making Sir David Attenborough laugh out loud when she told him she saw 137 species of birds during her Big Year.
  • Partners

    The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
    The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
    The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
    Founded in 1812, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is a leading natural history museum dedicated to advancing research, education, and public engagement in biodiversity and environmental science. The Academy is the place for young and old to experience natural science in a fun and engaging way. Visitors can stroll through a tropical butterfly garden, touch live animals, meet real scientists, get face-to-face with a towering T. rex, and more.
    The Franklin Institute
    The Franklin Institute
    The Franklin Institute
    In 1824, The Franklin Institute was founded to honor Benjamin Franklin and to advance the usefulness of his inventions. Today, The Franklin Institute is a vibrant organization that continues to offer new and exciting science learning experiences for the citizens of Philadelphia. The Institute has grown to become an integral part of the city by providing a hands-on approach to science and technology through community outreach initiatives and innovative partnerships in public education. It has become a dynamic agent of change through its rich array of exhibitions, programs, lectures, and discussions designed to illuminate issues in contemporary science. The Franklin Institute continues to reflect Benjamin Franklin’s spirit of inquiry and discovery as it strives to inspire an understanding of and passion for science and technology learning.
    Frankford Hall
    Frankford Hall
    Frankford Hall
    Located on Frankford Avenue, Frankford Hall is a unique restaurant specializing in German beer. It's a great place to relax with friends and enjoy great food.
    University of Pennsylvania
    University of Pennsylvania
    University of Pennsylvania
    Penn has a long and proud tradition of intellectual rigor and pursuit of innovative knowledge, begun by Benjamin Franklin in 1740. That tradition lives today through the creativity, entrepreneurship, and engagement of our faculty, students, and staff.