Dr. Liat Hasenfratz - Are there things I can see from here that you cannot see from there? – An attempt to self-define in the interdisciplinary sphere of the Buber Society of Fellows

Dr. Liat Hasenfratz - Are there things I can see from here that you cannot see from there? – An attempt to self-define in the interdisciplinary sphere of the Buber Society of Fellows
Activity Date: 
Monday, Jun 6, 2016

Psychologists are the most extreme empiricists, technocrats and positivists among the social scientists.
During the years among the interdisciplinary group of Buber Fellows I came to truly understand that one can make important claims without basing them on quantifiable data.
However, the more I acknowledged that one might not need quantifiable data to make valuable and valid contributions, the more I began to wonder if there are any unique contributions and ideas that only my field of research can generate - from the use of our rules and only with our empirical tools.
Main aim of the presentation is an attempt at a self-definition – maybe an attempt of justification.
I will talk about a number of results from Behavioral Genetic research and their implications for our conception of the Nature-Nurture interplay, and I will attempt to demonstrate how our empirical tools can give rise conceptual models about psychological phenomena that are logical but counter intuition.