Annual Lecture Series (in-person)
Lunchtime Talks (in-person)
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LTT: Ingo Brigandt
September 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
Title: Gender and values at the intersection of molecular biology and psychiatry
Abstract: This talk points to socio-political values that call for more integration between molecular and social-environmental approaches to human cognition and neuropsychiatry, such as improving human mental health and reducing societal inequities. My general perspective on the overall landscape of human behavior research is that with any field, research groups may adopt different individual investigative, methodological, or explanatory commitments. Some of these facilitate integration with research in other fields while other methodological commitments discourage integration. This descriptive situation motivates my focus on contexts where more integration would be beneficial for normative reasons.
My case study is the intersection of epigenetics and neuropsychiatry. Within the diverse methodological landscape of epigenetics, I document several methodological factors that provide the potential for integration with psychiatric epidemiology, clinical psychology, and social psychiatry. While such methodological stances should be fostered for socio-political reasons, there are also methodological assumptions that hinder normatively desirable integration and need to be critically addressed. Based on a discussion of different methodological perspectives on gender differences in cognition and neuropsychiatry, I argue that reducing gender and other social inequities is an additional reason for researchers to work toward social rather than purely medical means of reducing mental health problems.
This talk will also be available live streamed on You Tube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrRp47ZMXD7NXO3a9Gyh2sg.
- September 20
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
- Event Category:
- Lunch Time Talks 2022-2023
- 1117 Cathedral of Learning
4200 Fifth Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15260 United States