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Kennedy Center Lectures on Development and Developmental Disabilities: “The Role of Empathy in Moral Decision-Making: A Force That Can Bind or Blind Us”

Date: March 06, 2023

Time: 4:10PM to 5:10PM

Location: OMC 241


The Role of Empathy in Moral Decision-Making: A Force That Can Bind or Blind Us

Jean Decety, Ph.D., Irving B. Harris Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago and the College, University of Chicago

Monday, Mar. 6, 2023, 4:10-5:10 p.m.
OMC 241, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center/One Magnolia Circle Building

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About the Speaker:Jean Decety is the Irving B. Harris Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago and the College. He received a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University Claude Bernard (France), and then completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in Sweden, at Lund University Hospital and at the Karolinska Hospital in Stockholm in the Departments of Clinical Neurophysiology and Neuroradiology. Dr. Decety is head of the Social Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, and the Director of the Child Neurosuite.

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