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Université de Neuchâtel

Partner control mechanisms in repeated social interactions

Wubs, Matthias ; Bshary, Redouan (Dir.) ; Lehmann, Laurent (Codir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2017.

Individuals that interact socially regularly have to make decisions whether to help another individual (provide some payoff benefit, possible at a personal payoff cost) or not. Here, a pair of individuals is best off if both individuals help each other, but a single individual may gain a relative payoff advantage by not helping (defecting) while the partner does choose to help, thus creating a...

Université de Neuchâtel

Social reasoning skills in adults with Down syndrome: the role of language, executive functions and socio-emotional behaviour

Hippolyte, Loyse ; Iglesias, Katia ; Van der Linden, Martial ; Barisnikov, K.

In: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 2010, vol. 54, no. 8, p. 714-726

Background Although the prevalence of mental illness and behaviour problems is lower in adults with Down syndrome (DS) than in other populations with intellectual disabilities, they do present emotional and relational problems, as well as social integration difficulties. However, studies reporting on specific competences known to be central in developing appropriate social relationships...

Haute école de gestion de Genève

Testing the impact of sustainable development policies in Canton Geneva

Catenazzo, Giuseppe ; Epalle, Alexandre ; Fragnière, Emmanuel ; Tuberosa, Jean

In: Management of environmental quality : an international journal, 2010, vol. 21, no. 6, p. 845 - 861

Purpose – The aim of this paper is to identify the impact of two Canton Geneva pedagogical tools devised to sensibilise the local population to sustainable development issues. Design/methodology/approach – The survey attempts to verify individuals' awareness and opinion towards sustainable development, as well as the influence of both tools on their routines. In total, 992 people who live...

Université de Fribourg

Social withdrawal and gambling-like profile after lentiviral manipulation of DAT expression in the rat accumbens

Adriani, Walter ; Boyer, Frederic ; Leo, Damiana ; Canese, Rossella ; Podo, Franca ; Perrone-Capano, Carla ; Dreyer, Jean-Luc ; Laviola, Giovanni

In: The International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, 2010, p. -

Dysfunction of brain dopamine transporter (DAT) has been associated with sensation seeking and impulse-control disorders. We recently generated a new animal model by stereotaxical inoculation of lentiviral vectors, which allowed localized intra-accumbal delivery of modulators for DAT gene: GFP (green fluorescent protein) control, silencers (Sil), a regulatable enhancer (DAT+), or both (DAT+Sil)....