“PROSOCIAL: A method for increasing the performance of YOUR group” topic of Binghamton Community Lab


BINGHAMTON, NY -- 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 Biology and Anthropology at Binghamton University, 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.  Wilson and colleagues are seeking groups for piloting the method and hope to recruit participants during the talk.

The Binghamton Community Lab is a gathering place for citizen investigators to create and support improvements that will grow a healthier, wealthier and strong Binghamton region. The series, held regularly on the third Tuesday of each month will be facilitated by David Sloan Wilson, SUNY distinguished professor of biology and anthropology at Binghamton University and founder of the Binghamton Neighborhood Project, and David Currie, director of the Binghamton Regional Sustainability Coalition.

For additional information, contact Hadassah Head at hhead1@binghamton.edu.

Last Updated: 9/17/13