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Symposia at the Studio of Villa Bosch
Heidelberg University
Department of Geography
Berliner Str. 48
69120 Heidelberg

Regina Lenz
Anna Mateja Punstein
Laura Suarsana

Email: knowledgeandspace

New Videos of the 16th symposium "The Role of Socio-Environmental Settings for Learning and Educational Attainment " (2017) online.

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New Book Review of "Knowledge and Networks" (Volume 11) in Hungarian Geographical Bulletin.

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Abstracts of "Knowledge and Action"

Session 1:       Basic Considerations on Knowledge & Action

How Much Knowledge is Necessary for Action?
Joachim Funke, Psychology, University of Heidelberg (Germany)

No Knowledge without Action? Lessons from Infant Research
Sabina Pauen, Psychology, University of Heidelberg (Germany)


The Knowledgeable Actor – a Necessary Fiction?
Wolfgang Schluchter, Sociology, University of Heidelberg (Germany)



Session 2:        From Cognition to Action

Planning and the Control of Action
Peter Gollwitzer, Psychology, University of Konstanz (Germany)


How Representations of Knowledge Shape our Actions
Ralph Hertwig, Psychology, University of Basel (Switzerland)


Cognitive Niches: An Ecological Model of Emergent Strategy Selection
Julian Marewski, Psychology, Max Planck Institute for Human Development (Germany)



Session 3:        The Psychology of Knowledge & Action

Reflection and Impulse as Determinants of Human Behavior
Fritz Strack, Psychology, University of Würzburg (Germany)


Experimental Evidence for Unconscious Mechanism in Action Planning
Manfred Spitzer, Psychiatry, Ulm University Hospital (Germany)


[Title not yet confirmed]
Hannah Monyer, Neurobiology, Heidelberg University Hospital (Germany)



Session 4:        Mobility, Knowledge & Action

The Decision to Move: Being Mobile and Being Rational in Comparative Anthropological Perspective
Thomas Widlok, Anthropology, Radboud University Nijmegen (The Netherlands)


Relocation Trajectories and the Making and Remaking of Place
Graham Rowles, Gerontology, University of Kentucky (USA)



Session 5:        The Spatial Dimension of Knowledge & Action I

So What Do You Do?: Experimenting with Space for Social Creativity
Ariane Berthoin Antal, International Relations, Social Science Research Center Berlin (Germany) &
Victor Friedman, Sociology, Max Stern Academic College of Emek Yezreel (Israel)


Using Conceptual Spaces to Model, Actions, Events and the Semantics of Verbs
Peter Gärdenfors, Cognitive Science, Lund University (Sweden)


Session 6:        The Spatial Dimension of Knowledge & Action II

Spatial Relations, Action, and the Constitution of Socio-Cultural Realities
Benno Werlen, Geography, University of Jena (Germany)


Perverse Expertise and the Social Unconscious in the Making of Financial Crisis
Richard Peet, Geography, Clark University (USA)


Mapping the Residence of Power
Gunnar Olsson, Geography, Uppsala University (Sweden)

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