Third Annual ARP Conference

Los Angeles, California, February 6th, 2002

(Sheraton Universal Hotel)





8:00 - 8:30 a.m.
Morning Coffee



8:30 9:30 a.m.

Keynote Address


Robert R. McCrae, National Institute on Aging

Title: Human Nature and Culture: A Trait Perspective




Symposium: Biological Approaches to Personality

Turhan Canli, State University of New York, Stony Brook

Title: Brain Mapping of Personality


Wendy Heller, University of Illinois

Title: Neuropsychological Evidence for Dimensional Schizotypal Personality


Steve Sutton, University of Miami

Title: Individual Differences in Incentive and Threat Motivation: Of Brain Activity and Blink Modulation


Jeremy Gray, Washington University, St. Louis

Title: Personality Differences in Cognitive Control: BAS and the Prefrontal Cortex


11:00 - 11:10 a.m.
Coffee Break

11:10 - 12:40
Symposium: Symposium in Honor of Paul Ekman


Dacher Keltner, University of California, Berkeley

Title: Ekman, Emotion, and the Art of Empirical Epiphany


David Matsumoto, San Francisco State University

Title: The Legacy of Universals and Culture-Specificity


Joe Campos, University of California, Berkeley

Title: Emotional Expressions as Behavior Regulators in Infancy


John Gottman, University of Washington, Seattle

Title: Facial Expressions and Other Affect During Marital Conflict Interactions



12:40 - 2:00
Lunch and Announcements

Walter Mischel, Columbia University
President, Association for Research in Personality

2:00 - 3:30
Presidential Symposium: Personality and Culture


Richard Nisbett, University of Michigan

Title: Culture: Traits, Complexes, or Mere Accessible Schemas?


Hazel Markus, Stanford University

Title: Models of Agency


Yoshi Kashima, University of Melbourne

Title: Person, Symbol, Sociality: Toward a Social Psychology of Cultural Dynamics


Ying-Yi Hong, University of Illinois

Title: Multicultural Minds


Shige Oishi, University of Minnesota

Title: Cross-Situational Consistency of Affective Experiences Across Cultures


Discussants: Walter Mischel, Columbia University, and Mark Snyder, University of Minnesota

3:30 4:00
Reception (Coffee/Cocktails)



Organized by Richard W. Robins