Keynote Speaker
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Barbara Smuts
Professor, University of Michigan
Barbara Smuts uses perspectives derived from evolutionary theory, studies of complex systems, and developmental research to examine the dynamics and functions of long-term social relationships. With a focus on social behavior in nonhuman animals, especially primates, wolves, and domestic dogs, topics of interest include play, social reciprocity, cooperation, greetings, conflict resolution, emotions, and mood.