A fascinating line-up of speakers will converge on The University of Western Australia next week for a major symposium on emotions and what motivates people to act as they do.
The ‘Emotions, Moods and Motivations’ Symposium will tease out the relationship between emotion and motivation in a diverse range of issues, including migration, trans-nationalism, eating, teaching and even pop music.
The symposium, presented by UWA’s Institute of Advanced Studies and convened by Professor Kay Milton, 2007 IAS Professor-at-Large, runs over two days from Thursday, June 28, 2007, at The University Club.
Professor Milton said in recent years, the study of emotions had become a central focus for disciplines dedicated to an understanding of the human condition – such as anthropology, human biology, psychology, literary studies and music.
“In a rapidly changing world there is a more urgent need than ever to understand what motivates people to act as they do,” she said.
The symposium is aimed not only at an academic audience but also the teaching and general community as well.
For the symposium program, including full list of speakers and registration costs, please contact the Institute of Advanced Studies on 6488 1340 or email [email protected]
Milka Bukilic (IAS) 61 8 6488 1340