Emotion Mining Seminar with James Pennebaker, creator of LIWC

The October issue of the Mind, Text, and Mining seminar presents:

Q&A (via Skype) with James W. Pennebaker (University of Texas Austin) & round table discussion.

Professor James Pennebaker is Centennial Liberal Arts Professor of Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. He is a key figure in the study of psychology using text both through his wide-ranging research and through development of the Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count (LIWC) text analysis program, which is being used by many researchers within the social sciences and in industry.

NB: Although there will enough room for discussion with James Pennebaker, we ask you – if you have specific questions – to send them to us a week in advance so that we can forward them to James Pennebaker. The number of participants is limited. If you want to participate, please send an email to Martijn Schoonvelde (mschoonvelde@gmail.com).

For more info, see: http://mschoonvelde.com/seminar/

Date and time: October 18, 2018 | 3-5PM

Location: NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide studies (Herengracht 380 1016 CJ Amsterdam)

In various academic fields texts are analysed for indicators of speaker personality, or speaker emotions like disgust, anger, and happiness: concepts which have been shown to drive (political) behaviour or to represent opinions, attitudes or emotionality in relation to certain topics. Quantitative analysis or ‘mining’ of these psychological constructs in the study of historical, social, and political phenomena is burgeoning.

To learn more about these developments, we are forming a multidisciplinary group of interested and active researchers in the Netherlands by means of a regularly occurring seminar in which best practices in applied work, new methodologies, and substantive new findings are exchanged and discussed. We aim for a group of committed members who intend to participate on a regular basis.

Emotions, Psychology and Moral Judgments

Invitation to Conference

Emotions, Psychology and Moral Judgments
University of Amsterdam
June 8-9, 2012

Recent years have seen an explosion of interest in the origins and influences of moral intuitions and judgments. Multiple theories have been defended by philosophers and psychologists. Many of these theories call into question the reliability of our moral intuitions and the normative theories that are based on them. The aim of this conference is to explore these challenges and the possible links between moral psychology and normative ethics, as well as related issues in moral epistemology and metaphysics.

Friday, June 8. 10.00-16.30

Pauline Kleingeld (Groningen): The Significance of Empirical Psychology for
Kantian Ethics
David Enoch (Hebrew University): A Defense of Moral Deference
Stephen Darwall (Yale): Reactive Attitudes and the Epistemology of Deontic

Saturday, June 9. 10.00-16.30

Antti Kauppinen (Trinity College Dublin): Scepticism About Moral
Walter Sinnott-Armstrong (Duke): Is Morality Unified?
Bart Streumer (Reading): Can Moral Intuitions Refute the Error Theory?

Doelenzaal, University Library, Singel 425, 1012 WP Amsterdam

Attendance is free but please register by sending a message to
L.C.J.vanApeldoorn@uva.nl with ³Conference Emotions and Moral Judgments ² as the subject header.

The conference is organized by the NWO research project Good Guides or False Pilots? The Role of Emotion in Moral Judgment (Prof. Frans Jacobs, Dr. Antti
Kauppinen, Dr. Thomas Nys, Dr. Laurens van Apeldoorn)