The Philosophy and Science of Self-Control

2017 Philosophy and Science of Self-Control Conference

Sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation and the

William H. and Lucyle T.

Werkmeister Endowment


June 9th -11th, 2017

Augustus B. Turnbull III Conference Center

555 W. Pensacola Street


Friday, June 9th

2:30. Refreshments

2:50. Alfred Mele (Florida State University), Welcome

3:00-3:35. Roy Baumeister (Florida State University), “Self-Control & Ego Depletion: What We Have Learned”

3:35-4:10. Chandra Sripada (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor), “Attention Control and the Fatigued Brain”

4:20-4:55. Jesse Graham (University of Southern California) & Marlon Mooijman (University of Southern California), “Resisting Temptation for the Good of the Group: Binding Moral Values and the Moralization of Self-Control”

4:55-5:30. Katherine Hawley (University of St. Andrews), “Self-Control Through Accountability”

5:40-6:15. Tamar Kushnir (Cornell University), Adrienne Wente (University of California, Berkeley), & Alice Zhao (Cornell University), “Culture Mediates the Relationship Between Developing Self-Control Abilities and Self-Control Beliefs in Childhood”


Saturday, June 10th

9:00-10:00. Continental Breakfast

10:00-10:35. Jonathan Schulz (Yale University) & Yarrow Dunham (Yale University), “Mapping the Links Between Self-Control and Cooperation”

10:35-11:10. Bence Nanay (University of Antwerp), “When Self-Control Breaks Down”

11:20-11:55. Davide Rigoni (Ghent University) & Rossella Guerini (University of Rome, “Roma Tre”), “Self-Control, Agency and the Influence of Placebo Brain Stimulation: Psychological and Philosophical Perspectives”

11:55-12:30. Myrto Mylopoulos (Carleton University) & Elisabeth Pacherie (Institut Jean Nicod), “Motivational and Executive Self-Control”

12:30-2:30. Lunch (on your own)

2:30-3:05. James Friedrich (Willamette University) & Sammy Basu (Willamette University), “Self Control and Ethical Agency: On Ignoring Information We Ought to Know and Processing Information We Shouldn’t”

3:05-3:40. David Shoemaker (Tulane University), “Empathic (Self-)Control?”

3:50-4:25. Joshua Shepherd (University of Oxford) & Alex Sel (University of Oxford), “Changing and Adapting Brain Mechanisms of Self-Control”

4:25-5:00. Sarah Paul (University of Wisconsin, Madison) & Jennifer Morton (City College of New York), “Grit”

5:10-5:45. Jennifer Veilleux (University of Arkansas), “Alienation and Acceptance of Desires: Influences on Self-Control”


Sunday, June 11th

8:00-9:00. Continental Breakfast

9:00-9:35. E.J. Masicampo (Wake Forest University) & Kathleen Vohs (University of Minnesota), “Visual Self-Perspectives and Self-Control”

9:35-10:10. Chris McCarroll (University of Rome, “Roma Tre”), “Episodic Foresight or Temporal Myopia? The Role of Observer Perspectives in Overcoming Temporal Discounting”

10:20-10:55. Stephen Kearns (Florida State University) & Marcela Herdova (Florida State University), “Mind Control: Self-Control and Decision-Making”

10:55-11:30. Andrea Scarantino (Georgia State University), “Exploring the Roles of Emotions in Self-Control”

11:40-12:15. Kentaro Fujita (Ohio State University), “Aligning the Self to One’s Intentions: The Role of Abstraction in Self-Control”