Program Schedule

Tuesday 22, October
Arrival in Erice - After dinner reception at the marsala room (San Rocco)

Wednesday 23, October
  • 09:00-09:20 - Welcome by the Director of The International School of Ethology, Stefano Parmigiani (University of Parma, IT)
  • 09:20-09:50 - Introduction to the Conference by Paola Palanza, Martin Brune, Alfonso Troisi
Keynote lecture
  • 9:50-10:50 - Randolph Nesse (Arizona State University, USA) : Good reasons for bad feelings: Insights from the frontiers of evolutionary psychiatry
  • 10:50-11:20 - coffee break
Session #1
  • 11:20-12:10 - Martin Brune (Ruhr University, Germany) : One fits it all? Why psychiatry needs to entertain the whole spectrum of evolutionary theory
  • 12:10 -13:00 - Caroline Blanchard (University of Hawaii, USA) : Of mice and men: Evolutionary, functional and translational approaches to behavioral neuroscience
  • 13:00-15:00 - Lunch break
Session #2
  • 15:00-15:50 - Marco Del Giudice (University of New Mexico, USA) : Form follows function: an evolutionary model of the structure of psychopathology
  • 15:50-16:40 - Alfonso Troisi (University of Rome-Tor Vergata, IT) : An evolutionary critique of the harmful dysfunction analysis (HDA) of mental disorder
  • 16:40-17:10 - coffee break
  • 17:10-18:30 - Selected Short Presentations
  • 18:30-19:00 - General discussion

Thursday 24, October
Session #3
  • 09:00-09:50 - Paola Palanza (University of Parma, IT) : Why Ethology matters for human psychology and psychiatry: from mice to men - and women
  • 9:50-10:40 - Marinus van Ijzendoorn (Erasmus University Rotterdam, NL) : Consequences of deprivation and enrichment in chimpanzees, mice and rats: Lessons to be learnt for child development
  • 10:40-11:10 - coffee break
  • 11:10-11:50 - Pier Francesco Ferrari (CNRS Lyon, FR) : Early Experiences, Brain plasticity and social-cognitive development in primates
  • 11:50- 12:40 - Marian J Bakermans-Kranenburg (Vrije University Amsterdam, NL) : Nurturing Nature: Interaction effects in neurobehavioral development
  • 12:40-15:00 - Lunch Break
Session #4
  • 15:00-15:50 - Bruce Ellis (University of Utah, USA) : Developmental adaptation to stress: an evolutionary perspective
  • 15:50-16:50 - Selected short presentations
  • 16:50-17:20 - coffee break
  • 17:20-19:00 - POSTER SESSION

Friday 25, October
Session #5
  • 09:00-09:50 - Carlos Crivelli (De Montfort University, UK) : The behavioral ecology view of facial displays
  • 9:50-10:40 - Marina Butovskaya (Russian Academy of Science, RUS) : Reproductive success in traditional East-African societies: individual behavior, genes and sociocultural environment
  • 10:40-11:10 - coffee break
  • 11:10-11:40 - Davide Ponzi (University of Parma, IT) : Sex, Sex and Sex: Thoughts, behaviors and hormones. Which influences which?
  • 11:40-12:30 - Andrea Migliano (University of Cambridge, UK) : Foraging origins of human cumulative culture
  • 12:30-14:30 - Lunch break
Session #6
  • 14:30-15:20 - Paul Ewald (University of Louisville, USA) : Genes ,germs and schizophrenia
  • 15:20-16:10 - Holly Ewald (University of Louisvlle, USA) : Infection, immune responses, and depression.
  • 16:10-16:40 - coffee break
  • 16:40-17:30 - Dan Wilson (Western University, USA) : Adapting Health Sciences Education to Evolution
  • 17:30-19:00 - General discussion and consensus statement
  • 20:30 - Social Dinner

Saturday 26, October
Free Day - Excursion to Selinunte

Sunday 27, October
Departures