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Talks and presentations



Invited talks and lectures 

Invited lecture, University of Cambridge, Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Institute (BCNI), Department of Psychology, 08.05.2017. "Behavioural measurements versus assessments of personality".

Invited lecture, 5th Niels Bohr Lectures in Cultural Psychology, Aalborg University, Denmark. 28.02.2017. "Overcoming the limitations of introspection: Intersubjective explorations of complex thought processes using retro-introquestive methods and first-person videos". 

Invited lecture, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, Laboratoire Ethologie Cognition Développement, France. 04.11.2016: "Un nouveau paradigme pour les recherches sur l'individu: Fondations méthodologiques pour explorer la personnalité et les relations sociales chez l'homme et d'autres espèces" [A new paradigm for research on individuals: Methodological foundations for studying personality and social relationships in humans and other species].

Invited keynote speaker of the section Behavioural Biology, 105th Annual meeting of the German Zoological Society, Konstanz, Germany, 21.09.2012: "Personality differences in nonhuman animals: Concepts, approaches, and measurement".

Invited keynote speaker, International Gorilla Conference, Apeldoorn, Netherlands, 01.06.2011: "Personality differences in gorillas - scientific investigation and implications for husbandry management".

Invited speaker, symposium at the XXIII. Congress of the International Primatological Society, Kyoto, Japan, 13.09.2010: "On the role of personality in inter-specific bonding".

Invited symposium organiser and speaker, 15th European Conference on Personality, Brno, Czech Republic, 23.07.2010: "Methodological approaches in differential and personality research: New insights from a cross-species comparative perspective". 

Invited speaker, Centre for Interdisciplinary Research (ZIF), 1st International Conference on Animal Personality. Bielefeld, Germany, 18.05.2010: "The advocatus diaboli on animal personalities and behavioural syndromes as analogues of human personality".

Invited speaker, symposium at the XXII. Congress of the International Primatological Society, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, 06.08.2008: "Primate personality: Theory, approaches and assessment methods". 

Invited symposium co-organiser and speaker, 14th European Conference on Personality, Tartu, Estonia, 18.07.2008: "Comparative personality research". 

Invited speaker, III. Interdisciplinary Symposium "Methods of Behavioural Research", Munic, Germany, 10.11.2006: "Methoden der Messung von Persönlichkeitsunterschieden im Verhalten Großer Menschenaffen" [Methods for measuring personality differences in the behaviour of great apes].

 

Conference talks

Uher, J. (2017). On the generation of personality ratings: Deconstructing the cognitive demands that standardised assessments place on raters. 8th Annual Conference of the British Society for the Psychology of Individual Differences (BSPID), University of Kent, United Kingdom, 21.04.2017.

Uher, J. (2017). How do people actually generate standardised personality assessments? Evidence-based explorations of the psychical processes by which psychological questionnaire data are generated". II. Biennial International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS), Vienna, Austria, 23.-25.03.2017.

Uher, J. & Lahlou, S. (2017). First-person video records for evidence-based explorations of psychical and behavioural processes in the lab and the real-world. International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS). Vienna, Austria, 23.-25.03.2017.

Uher, J. (2013). "A new metatheoretical and methodological framework for comparative research on individual behavior". 13th European Congress of Psychology (ECP 2013). Stockholm, Sweden, 09.-12.07.2013.

Uher, J. (2012). "Cross-cultural and cross-species investigations on the development of social behaviour and communication" [in German]. 48th Congress of the German Psychological Society (DGPs). Bielefeld University, Germany, 23.-27.09.2012.

Uher, J. (2012). "Definitions and criteria of objective measurement versus subjective judgment of individual behaviour in psychology" [Positional presentation, in German]. 48th Congress of the German Psychological Society (DGPs), Bielefeld University, Germany, 23.-27.09.2012.

Uher, J., Werner, C. S., & Gosselt, K. (2012). "Taxonomic and typological analyses of individual differences in captive Crab-eating Macaques: Cross-method validation and 12-24-month stability". 6th European Conference on Personality in Trieste, Italy, 10.-14.07.2012. 

Uher, J. (2011). The role of behaviour in "personality" [Positional presentation, in German]. 11th Biannual meeting of the German Psychological Society (DGPs), Section Differential Psychology, Personality Psychology, Saarbrücken University, Germany, 26.-28.09.2011.

Uher, J. (2011). "Research on individual behavioural phenotypes requires suitable methods. Why behavioural syndromes are not analogues of personality". 8th International Conference on Behaviour, Physiology and Genetics of Wildlife, Berlin, Germany, 14.-17.09.2011. 

Uher, J. (2011). "A nonlexical taxonomic approach to individual differences in humans and nonhuman animals". Conference of the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences (ISSID), London, United Kingdom, 25.-28.07.2011.

Uher, J. (2011). "Research on personality differences in primates requires clear concepts and suitable methods". 12th Conference of the Gesellschaft für Primatology (GfP). Utrecht University, The Netherlands, 30.03.-01.04.2011.

Uher, J. (2010). "On the potentials of species-comparative perspectives for psychology" [Positional presentation, in German], 47th Congress of the German Psychological Society (DGPs), Bremen, Germany, 26.-30.09.2010.

Uher, J. (2010). "Meta-theoretical and methodological foundations of primate personality research - An overview". XXIII. Congress of the International Primatological Society, Kyoto, Japan, 12.-18.09.2010.

Uher, J. (2010). Methodological approaches in differential and personality research: New insights from a cross-species comparative perspective". 15th European Conference on Personality (ECP15). Brno. Czech Republic, 20.-24.07.2010.

Uher, J. (2009). "The individual in animal behaviour science - Implications from a new research discipline for behavioural ecology, evolutionary biology, animal welfare and conservation". 7th International Conference on Behaviour, Physiology and Genetics of Wildlife, Berlin, Germany, 21.-24.09.2009. 

Uher, J. (2009). "Personality research: Theoretical and methodological foundations for studying the behaviour and mind of the individual". 3rd Congress of the European Federation for Primatology (EFP), University of Zurich, Switzerland, 12.-15.08.2009.

Uher, J. (2010). "New behaviour based research approaches confirm Jane Goodall's early observations that each chimpanzee has a unique personality". Gombe 50. Winter Meeting 2010 of the Primatological Society of Great Britain (PSGB), Zoological Society of London. United Kingdom, 08.-09.12.2010.

Uher, J. (2010). "What is personality and how can we study it in primates?". Spring Meeting 2010 of the Primatological Society of Great Britain (PSGB). Abertay, Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom, 07.-08.04.2010. 

Uher, J. (2010). "Sophisticated evolutionary psychology requires comparative approaches". 11th Annual meeting of the MVE-Liste (Human behaviour from an evolutionary perspective). Schloss Charlottenburg, Berlin, Germany, 22.-24.03.2010.

Uher, J. (2009). "Methodological approaches in differential and personality psychology: New Insights from a Cross-species Perspective" [Positional presentation, in German]. 10th Biannual meeting of the German Psychological Society (DGPs), Section Differential Psychology, Personality Psychology, Psychological Diagnostics (DPPD). Koblenz-Landau, Germany, 28-30.09.2009.

Uher, J. (2009). "Individual-/person-oriented approaches in primate personality research". 9th Biannual meeting of the German Psychological Society (DGPs), Section Methods and Evaluation (ME). Bielefeld University, Germany, 10.-12.09.2009.

 

Conference posters

Uher, J. (2017). "Gender biases in Big Five personality assessments: Raters interpret and use personality items differently when judging female or male target persons." Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society (BPS), Brighton, United Kingdom, 03.-05.05.2017.

Uher, J. (2017). "Do Black and White people really differ in their personality? Ethnicity-related attribution biases in raters’ usage and interpretations of Big Five personality descriptors." Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society (BPS), Brighton, United Kingdom, 03.-05.05.2017.

Uher, J. (2017). "Big Five Personality Inventory (BFI-10): Standardised items have not standardised but heterogeneous meanings." II. Biennial International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS), Vienna, Austria, 23.-25.03.2017.

Uher, J., Addessi, E., & Visalberghi, E. (2012). "Persönlichkeitsmessungen bei Kapuzineraffen (Cebus Apella) durch Life-Daten und Test-daten sensu Cattell". 48th Congress of the German Psychological Society (DGPs). Universität Bielefeld, Germany, 23-27 September 2012.

Uher, J. & Gosselt, K. (2011). "Social relationships from an evolutionary and comparative perspective: The role of personality and kinship in dyadic relationships in nonhuman primates". pairfam - Interdisciplinary International Conference Partnerships Relations in Context, Munic, Germany, 21-23 September 2011.

Werner, C. S., Uher, J., & Gosselt, K. (2011). "Persönlichkeitsunterschiede bei Javaneraffen (Macaca fascicularis): Faktorstruktur, Typologie und 1-Jahres-Stabilitäten " [Personality differences in java monkeys (Macaca fascicularis): Factor structure, typology, and 1-year-stabilities"]. 11th Biannual meeting of the German Psychological Society (DGPs), Section Differential Pychology, Personality Psychology, Psychological Diagnostics, University Saarbrücken, Germany, 26-28 September 2011.

Uher, J.; Werner, C. S., & Gosselt, K. (2011). "Personality Differences in Crab-eating Macaques (Macaca fascicularis): Relations to Age, Sex, and Rank-Order". 8th International Conference on Behaviour, Physiology and Genetics of Wildlife. Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW) and the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA), Berlin, Germany, 14-17 September 2011.

Büchner, M., Pfadenhauer, A., & Uher, J. (2011). "Effects of environmental and food enrichment on activity patterns and social structures in captive toque macaques (Macaca sinica)". 8th International Conference on Behaviour, Physiology and Genetics of Wildlife. Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW) and the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA). Berlin, Germany, 14-17 September 2011.

Pfadenhauer, A., Büchner, M., & Uher, J. (2011). "Effects of environmental, mobile, and food enrichment on the behaviour of a group of Rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) at Tierheim Berlin". 8th International Conference on Behaviour, Physiology and Genetics of Wildlife. Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW) and the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA), Berlin, 14-17 September 2011.

Stärk, J. & Uher, J. (2011). "Social network analysis of groups of captive Western lowland gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) - The silverback as a mediator". 8th International Conference on Behaviour, Physiology and Genetics of Wildlife. Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW) and the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA), Berlin, 14-17 September 2011.

Dahle, F. & Uher, J. (2011). "The Influence of personality differences on dyadic relationships in captive Common chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes troglodytes) and Western lowland gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla)". 8th International Conference on Behaviour, Physiology and Genetics of Wildlife. Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW) and the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA), Berlin, 14-17 September 2011.

Bickenbach, A. & Uher, J. (2011). "The impact of male dominant behavior on female hierarchy during the introduction of a new silverback to a captive group of female Western lowland gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla)". 8th International Conference on Behaviour, Physiology and Genetics of Wildlife. Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW) and the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA), Berlin, 14-17 September 2011.

Just, C. & Uher, J. (2011). "Social stress during the introduction of a new silverback leader into an established group of females and youngsters". 8th International Conference on Behaviour, Physiology and Genetics of Wildlife. Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW) and the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA), Berlin, 14-17 September 2011.

Uher, J. (2009). "The individual in animal behavioural sciences – Implications from a new research discipline for behavioural ecology, evolutionary biology, animal welfare and conservation". 7th International Conference on Behaviour, Physiology and Genetics of Wildlife. Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW) and the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA), Berlin, 21-24 September 2009.

 

Departmental talks

"Applying successfully for research grants post PhD". Talk as Marie Curie Ambassador at the information session: Finding research fellowships and applying for post-doc funding. Career Service, London School of Economics and Political Science, 06 March 2017.

"Successful strategies to winning a Marie Curie Fellowship". Talk as Marie Curie Ambassador at the information session: Research Fellowships. Research Division, London School of Economics and Political Science, 21 January 2016.

"Subjective Evidence-Based Ethnography (SEBE) - Metatheoretical and methodological foundations". SEBE-Lab Seminar Series, Department of Social Psychology, London School of Economics and Political Science, 20 October 2015. 

"A nonlexical approach for taxonomising personality differences" [in German]. Public lecture series, Faculty of Educational Science and Psychology, Free University Berlin, 01 June 2012. 

"Comparative differential and personality psychology: Mobbing and the development of impulsive aggression in nonhuman primates" [in German]. Department of Developmental Science and Applied Developmental Psychology, Free University Berlin, 22 March 2012.

"Comparative differential and personality psychology: Current research projects and international collaborations" [in German]. Department of Psychological Assessment, Differential and Personality Psychology, and Psychological Intervention, Free University Berlin, 16 February 2012.

"Personality in the Great Apes - Methods and approaches" [in German]. Seminar series of the Department of Personality Psychology, Humboldt-University of Berlin, 31 January 2006.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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