Conference Schedule

Wednesday, June 2nd 2010
9:00 am – 10:45 amSession 1 – Health and Risk Behavior
Susan ShortAge at Initiation of Smoking and Nicotine Dependence
George WehbyGenetic Instrumental Variable Analyses of the Effects of Smoking on BMI
Trenton SmithBiological Evolution of Risk Attitudes: A Unifying Framework
Kathleen HarrisThe Dopamine Transporter Gene, a Spectrum of Most Common Risky Behaviors, and the Legal Status of the Behaviors
10:45 am – 11:00 amCoffee Break
11:15 am – 12:45 pmSession 2 – Education and Cognition
Christopher ChabrisMost Published SNP Associations with General Cognitive Ability Are Probably False Positives
Jonathan BeauchampA Genome Wide Association Study of Educational Attainment
Stephanie Von HinkeGenetic Markers as Instrumental Variables: An Application to Child Fat Mass and Academic Achievement
12:45 pm – 2:00 pmLunch Break
2:00 pm – 4:00 pmSession 3 – Political Attitudes and Behavior
Jaime SettleDRD4-R7, Political Ideology and the Contextual Effect of the County Foreign Born Population
Brad VerhulstThe Structure of American Political Ideology: Disentangling the importance of psychological predispositions and socially constructions in the organization of political attitudes
Amanda KellerPhenotypic and Genetic Covariance between Personality, Altruism, Ideology and Political Donations
Pete HatemiGenome-Wide Association Liberalism and Conservativism
Christopher DawesCOMT, Extraversion, and Partisan Attachment
4:00 pm – 4:20 pmSnack Break
4:20 pm – 5:45 pmSession 4 – Economics and Economic Behavior
Jan-Emmanuel DeNeve
Jason Fletcher
Jere Behrman &   Hans Peter Kohler
Genes, Economics, and Happiness
Genetic Lotteries within Families
Identifying Causation and the Role of Endowments: The Use of Twin Studies in Economics and Behavior Genetics
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Happy Hour - Sherpa’s Adventures Restaurant and Bar - 825 Walnut Street, Boulder CO 80302
Thursday, June 3rd 2010
9:00 am – 10:45 amSession 1 – Innovations in Theory, Research & Measurement
Hobart H. ClevelandThe use of intensive within-person data to demonstrate and specify Gene-Environment co-actions
Jeremy FreeseGenetic Heritability and the Fundamental Cause Perspective on Disease
Whitney RobinsonDeconstructing Nature: on the fallacy of the Nature=genes paradigm in health research
Dalton ConleyGenetic Interactions with Prenatal Social Environment: Effects on Academic and Behavioral Outcomes
10:45 am – 11:00 amCoffee Break
11:15 am – 1:15 pmSession 2 – Stress, Mental Health and Aging
Matthew BradshawGene-Environment Interplay and Life Course Health
Colter MitchellThe Role of Mother’s Genes and Environment in Postpartum Depression
Sarinnipha VasunilashornGenetic markers and age in the Tsimane of Bolivia
Jason BoardmanStressful life events and depression
Jessica FaulCreating a National Resource for Genetic Research in Behavioral and Health Sciences
1:15 pm – 2:00 pmLunch Break — catered lunch in IBS #11
2:00 pm – 2:45 pmConcluding Remarks - Genes, Environment and Behavior, Bringing it all together!
 John Hobcraft
 Jason Boardman
 Jason Fletcher
4:00 pm - 5:30 pmWalking tour of downtown Boulder. Meet your guide outside of the Boulderado, at the corner of 13th and Spruce Streets. Your guide will be there 10 minutes early and will be holding a sign that reads, "Boulder Walking Tours."