Research Seminar Series: Dual Inheritance Theory and a Theoretical Examination of the Symbotype-Phenotype Relationship - Part 2

Wednesday, April 12th at 12pm ET

ProSocial Research

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Sage Gibbons
David Sloan Wilson
Free Seminar and Q&A

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Abstract: This is Part II of a two-part series on Dual Inheritance Theory (DIT). This session will develop the concept of symbotypes and its practical applications. As the cultural analog of genotypes, symbotypes deserve to be a key concept within DIT but it is under-developed, especially at the micro-scale of individuals and multi-symbotype communities. This is where Contextual Behavioral Science, ACT, and Relational Frame Theory can make a major contribution.

Part I on 4/5/ 23 of this two-part series will begin the task of integration by providing a broad overview of concepts and methodologies.

About the Speakers:

Part II on 4/12/23: David Sloan Wilson is one of the foremost evolutionary thinkers and gifted communicator about evolution to the general public. He is SUNY Distinguished Professor of Biology and Anthropology Emeritus at Binghamton University and President of the nonprofit organization Prosocial World, whose mission is "To consciously evolve a world that works for all".  His most recent books are This View of Life: Completing the Darwinian Revolution, Prosocial: Using Evolutionary Science to Build Productive, Equitable, and Collaborative Groups (with Paul Atkins and Steven C. Hayes), and his first novel, Atlas Hugged: The Autobiography of John Galt III.

Part I 4/5/23: Sage Gibbons works as both Scientific Researcher and Strategic Technology Manager at ProSocial World. He applies participatory action research methods and cultural evolutionary science to facilitate community partners in becoming more cooperative, adaptive, and successful in their aims. He is also dedicated to the development of open, interoperable, and prosocial technology.He has recently completed his Masters of Science in Urban Informatics at Northeastern University where he studied the city of Boston as a complex adaptive system as a researcher with the [Boston Area Research Initiative]( with Sage at