The Binghamton Community Lab will host a mixer and discussion titled, “PROSOCIAL: A method for increasing the performance of YOUR group” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, at the Lost Dog Café Violet Room, 222 Water Street in Binghamton. This event is free and open to the public. At 6 p.m., participants are welcome to purchase an optional self-pay dinner. Speaker David Sloan Wilson, distinguished professor of biological sciences and anthropology, will discuss how important human endeavors require people to work together in groups. According to Wilson some of these groups, which include families, neighborhoods, volunteer organizations, churches, businesses and governments, work well and others are spectacular failures.
Wilson, who directs EvoS, Binghamton’s campus-wide evolutionary studies program, is developing a method for increasing the performance of groups called PROSOCIAL. He and colleagues are seeking groups for piloting the method and hope to recruit participants during the talk.