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Presented By: Department of Psychology

Foundational Knowledge and Social Understandings: A Symposium Celebrating Henry M. Wellman

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The University of Michigan Department of Psychology invites you to a symposium celebrating the career of Henry M. Wellman, whose work on the ways that children learn to understand and communicate with other minds has helped define the field of contemporary developmental psychology. Several invited speakers will present on the wide-ranging influence of Wellman's research and mentoring.

Note: This hybrid event will be take place in 1324 East Hall and via YouTube livestream. The stream will be accessible at the below link (or use this URL: when the event begins at 1pm.


1pm: Opening Remarks (Nestor Lopez-Duran, Chair, U-M Department of Psychology)

1:05pm: The Essential Henry: A Developmental Portrait (Susan Gelman, University of Michigan)

1:30pm: Developing Beliefs about Life History, Mind, and Emotion (Kristin Lagattuta, UC Davis)

1:55: Break

2:05pm: Different Theories, Different Brains?: Neural Correlates of Conceptual Change in Preschoolers' Theory of Mind (Mark Sabbagh, Queens University)

2:30pm: The Nature and Development of Children’s Concepts of Luck (Jacqueline Woolley, University of Texas at Austin)

2:55pm: Reception - East Hall North (Psychology) Atrium

3:40pm: Henry’s Relationship with the Young and the Old (Paul Harris, Harvard University)

3:55pm: An Extraordinary Mind: My Developmental Journey with Henry Wellman (Jonathan Lane, Vanderbilt University)

4:20pm: Break

4:30pm: Integrating Intuitive Psychology and Intuitive Sociology (Marjorie Rhodes, NYU)

4:55pm: Theories, Minds, and Henry: How Henry Wellman Transformed Cognitiive, Social, and Developmental Psychology (Alison Gopnik, UC Berkeley)

5:20pm: Closing Remarks (Henry Wellman, University of Michigan)
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Livestream Information

October 7, 2022 (Friday) 1:00pm

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