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Neuro-diversity and social behaviours: when good teams go bad Seminar

18:00 - 20:00
31 July 2019
Building 2, Foyer and room 3043 Highfield campus University of Southampton Southampton SO17 1BJ

Event details

Although humans have evolved over millions of years to be basically similar in cognitive structures, we are hugely diverse in factors such as temperament, physical attributes and cognitive processing. Some of those differences are associated with diversity in terms of the way our brains are wired; some are around how sensitive we are to emotional stimuli. During this seminar Nick will examine how differences in cognitive and emotional factors are manifest in terms of social behaviours in organisations, in other words how do we treat each other when we work in teams, and how can we improve those behaviours knowing a little about how our minds work. The seminar will consider how threat perception affects the decisions made in team contexts, and how to develop resilience enabling better quality decisions to be made.


18:00: Registration, networking and refreshments (in the study space by the entrance of Building 2)
18:45: Keynote seminar (in room 3043)
19:30: Q&A
20:00: Event closes

Speaker information

Dr Nick Maguire , Associate Professor (Education) within Psychology at the University of Southampton. He qualified in 1999 as a Clinical Psychologist from Southampton, having completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Southampton. Nick always combined clinical with academic roles, until 2006 when he came to the University full-time. Nick sits on the All-Party Parliamentary Group for complex needs and mental health, and a working group supporting the National Inclusion Health board. He is also a founding member of the Faculty of Homeless Healthcare. His current role at the University of Southampton enables him to make use of his clinical training in a number of areas in addition to researching homelessness issues, including mediation and bringing a psychological approach to good management and leadership.

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