Situated Affectivity & Social Understanding

December 10, 2021

This event is online


VU University Amsterdam
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Ruhr-Universität Bochum

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Announcement – Change to Online Format

Second Conference of the Second Cohort

Situated Affectivity & Social Understanding

RTG Situated Cognition – Ruhr University Bochum


Time: 9:00 – 18:00 CET (UTC+1)

Venue: Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany; live stream on Zoom

Organization: Dr. Sabrina Coninx, Maja Griem, Eline Kuipers, Ludmila Reimer

We are pleased to invite you to our conference “Situated Affectivity & Social Understanding” on the 10th of December 2021. Our three keynote speakers are Dr. Lewis Chuang, Dr. Daniel Dukes, and Prof. Simone Shamay-Tsoory.

Due to the pandemic situation, the conference changed to an online only format. The program was adjusted to accommodate this change. The zoom link and other information can be found below.







Dr. Lewis Chuang (LMU Munich)

Humans & Technology: Mind the Gap

10:30 – 11:10

PhD Presentation

Shadi Derakhshan (University of Osnabrück)

Head Position as a Robust Prediction for the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) in Self-Driving Vehicles – A Large Scale Virtual Reality Study

11:15 – 11:55

PhD Presentation     

Felix Schreiber (Ruhr University Bochum)

The Role of Guided Affective Episodic Foresight for Proactive Behavior in 5-Year Olds

11:55 – 13:00

Lunch Break   

13:00 – 14:15


Dr. Daniel Dukes (University of Fribourg & Swiss Center for the Affective Sciences)

Two illustrations of the explanatory power of emotions

14:25 – 15:05

PhD Presentation     

Maja Griem (Ruhr University Bochum)

Profiles of Animal Empathy

15:10 – 15:50

Postdoc Presentation          

Dr. Julia Wolf (Ruhr University Bochum)

Pretend Play and the Paradox of False Belief Understanding

16:00 – 17:15


Prof. Simone Shamay-Tsoory (University of Haifa)

The Empathic Brain: The Neural Underpinning of Human Empathy

Zoom Link: /j/88200540071?pwd=Y1FYMmlHMWhWdUsyODlSTnJCT0Z5UT09

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