CDS Events

 

Brown BagThe CDS brownbag (colloquium) takes place in the form of weekly one-hour group meetings and is a forum for discussion and training for MSc students and CDS staff members. 

HackathonEvery semester all students and CDS members participate in a joint programming hackathon aimed at developing data-analysis skills (data visualization, programming, statistical modeling). Whenever necessary and desired, MSc students can receive prior training (e.g., during the CDS brown-bag colloquium or through additional workshops) to ensure a productive hackathon. For an example of a recent project and associated Hackathon please click here.

If you have any questions related to CDS events, please contact Laura Wiles.

To see previous CDS events, please go to previous events.


SWE Colloquium

Students and faculty staff of the CDS department are also invited to take part in the sessions of the Social, Economic, and Decision Psychology (SWE) colloquium. Please click on the link to see the full SWE Colloquium schedule.


CDS Events Spring Term 2021

 

Date  

Time

Topic

Presenter

Location

Tuesday  19-Jan

12pm- 1pm
Brown Bag - Use caution when applying behavioral science to policy

Literature (available on ADAM)

  • IJzerman, H., Lewis, N.A., Przybylski, A.K. et al. Use caution when applying behavioural science to policy. Nat Hum Behav 4, 1092–1094 (2020). doi.org/10.1038/s41562-020-00990-w
 
 Zoom 
Tuesday 26-Jan12pm-1pm
Brown Bag - Why summaries of research on psychological theories are often uninterpretable 

Literature (available on ADAM)

  • Meehl, P. E. (1990). Why Summaries of Research on Psychological Theories are Often Uninterpretable. Psychological Reports, 66(1), 195-244. doi.org/10.2466/pr0.1990.66.1.195
 

 

Markus Steiner

Zoom 
Tuesday 02-Feb12pm -1pm
Brown Bag - How to translate a verbal theory into a formal model

Literature (available on ADAM)

 
 Zoom 
Tuesday 09-Feb12pm -1pm
Brown Bag - Student engagement

Literature (available on ADAM)

  • Schneider, M., & Preckel, F. (2017). Variables associated with achievement in higher education: A systematic review of meta-analyses. Psychological bulletin143(6), 565. https://doi.org/10.1037/bul0000098
  • Zepke, N., & Leach, L. (2010). Improving student engagement: Ten proposals for action. Active Learning in Higher Education11(3), 167–177. https://doi.org/10.1177/1469787410379680

 

 Zoom 
Thursday 11-Feb9am -5pm
Workshop - R workshop for reproducible research 

 

Lisa Reiber

Max Planck Institut for Human Development

Zoom 
Friday 12-Feb9am-12pm
Workshop - R workshop for reproducible research 

 

Lisa Reiber

Max Planck Institut for Human Development

Zoom
Friday 12-Feb1pm-5pm
Workshop - Data Visualisation for Social Good in R tidyverse 

 

Dirk WulffZoom
Tuesday  16-Feb12pm -1pm
Brown Bag - The primacy of behavioral research for understanding the brain

Literature (available on ADAM)

  • Niv, Y. (2020). The primacy of behavioral research for understanding the brain. 
 
 Zoom 
Tuesday 02-Mar12pm -1pm
Talk -  Psychology for Social Good
"Psychology for Sustainability: the Sustainable Development Goals" 

 

Franziska Kastner

University of Basel

Zoom
Tuesday 09-Mar12pm -1pm
Brown Bag - Psychology for Social Good

Literature (available on ADAM)

  • Kazdin, A. E. (2009). Psychological science’s contributions to a sustainable environment: Extending our reach to a grand challenge of society. American Psychologist, 65(5),339.

 

 Zoom
Tuesday 16-Mar12pm -1pm
Talk - Psychology for Social Good
"Scientist's perception of the relationship between good science and professional air travel"

 

Agnes Kreil

ETH Zurich

Zoom
Tuesday 23-Mar12pm -1pm
Brown Bag - Psychology for Social Good

Literature (available on ADAM)

  • Spencer, L. M., Schooley, M. W., Anderson, L. A., Kochtitzky, C. S., DeGroff, A. S., Devlin, H. M., & Mercer, S. L. (2013). Seeking best practices: A conceptual Framework for planning and improving evidence-based practices. Preventing Chronic Disease10.
  • Michie, S., Van Stralen, M. M., & West, R. (2011). The behaviour change wheel: A new method for characterising and designing behaviour change interventions. Implementation Science6(1), 1-12.

 

 Zoom
Tuesday 30-Mar12pm -1pm
CDS Hackathon Preparation - Sustainable Development Goals: SDG Keywords

Literature (available on ADAM)

  • Sachs, J. D., Schmidt-Traub, G., Mazzucato, M., Messner, D., Nakicenovic, N., & Rockström, J. (2019). Six transformations to achieve the sustainable development goals. Nature Sustainability2(9), 805-814.
  • Report: The Power of Data to Advance the SDGs. Mapping research to advance the Sustainable Development Goals, Elsevier

 

Dirk Wulff

Rui Mata

Zoom
Tuesday 06-Apr12pm -1pm
CDS Hackathon Preparation - Sustainable Development Goals: Data Analysis Plan

 

Dirk Wulff

Rui Mata

Zoom
Tuesday  13-Apr12pm -1pm
CDS Hackathon Preparation - Introduction to R Markdown

 

Dirk Wulff

Rui Mata

Zoom
Wednesday 14-Apr1pm-6pm
CDS Hackathon 1 - Research on Sustainability at the University of Basel

https://cdsbasel.github.io/SDG_hackathon/

Dirk WulffZoom
Tuesday 20-Apr12pm -1pm
Hackathon Preparation - Sustainable Development Goals: Data Visualisation

 

Dirk Wulff

Rui Mata

Zoom
Tuesday  27-Apr12pm -1pm
Brown Bag - Psychology for Social Good

Literature (available on ADAM)

  • Nisa, C. F., Bélanger, J. J., Schumpe, B. M., & Faller, D. G. (2019). Meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials testing behavioural interventions to promote household action on climate change. Nature Communications10(1), 1-13.
  • Hummel, D., & Maedche, A. (2019). How effective is nudging? A quantitative review on the effect sizes and limits of empirical nudging studies. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics80, 47-58.
  • Hulkkonen, M., Mielonen, T., & Prisle, N. L. (2020). The atmospheric impacts of initiatives advancing shifts towards low-emission mobility: A scoping review. Science of the Total Environment713, 136133.
  • DellaVigna, S., & Linos, E. (2020). Rcts to scale: Comprehensive evidence from two nudge units (No. w27594). National Bureau of Economic Research.

 

 Zoom
Thursday 29-April1pm-6pm
CDS Hackathon 2 - Research on Sustainability at the University of Basel

https://cdsbasel.github.io/SDG_hackathon/

Dirk WulffZoom
Tuesday 04-May12pm -1pm
Hackathon Preparation - Reporting and Presentation

 

Dirk Wulff

Rui Mata

Zoom
Tuesday  11-May12pm -1pm
Talk - Overview of Research on SDG at a Higher-Education Institution

 

MSc studentsZoom
Tuesday  18-May12pm -1pm
Brown Bag - Student Presentations 
  • Manuel Aubert: Do individual differences in risk taking predict life outcomes? An analysis plan
  • Fiona Groeflin: How to communicate uncertainty
  • Maja Kohler: Communicating experts
  • Tamara Lotz: Employer Branding and Corporate Social Responsibility
 
MSc studentsZoom
Tuesday 25-May12pm -1pm
Brown Bag - Student Presentations 
  • Din Burazorovic & Svea Maeder: Data visualization
  • Nina Frings & Sophia Prix: Flying less
 
MSc studentsZoom
Tuesday  01-Jun12pm -1pm
Brown Bag - Student Presentations and Wrap-up
MSc StudentsZoom