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Welcome to the EnTiTy project kick-off event

Welcome to the EnTiTy project kick-off event on September 22, 2023 (Ritarikatu 5, Helsinki).

EnTiTy (Understanding Engagement in interaction through language, emotions, personality, and technology) studies interactional engagement, i.e. a person's ability to be present and engaged in a conversation. In a four-year project, EnTiTy aims to answer how language and culture, personality, emotions, and the use of technology shape engagement and its expressions in social interaction. The project is multidisciplinary and combines interactional linguistics, sociological conversation analysis and social neuroscience in truly innovative ways.

At the kick-off event, we will present the project's research program and listen to presentations from different disciplines related to interactional engagement. See the program below.

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10.00-10.10 Opening words, Ville Harjunen and Christer Kuvaja (SLS)


10.10-10.40 Ville Harjunen: EnTiTy Project Introduction

10.40-11.10 Emmi Koskinen: Storyteller’s narcissistic traits modulate physiological emotional reactions to recipient’s disengagement

11.10-11.40 Jan Lindström: Engagerade uttryck i dialog? Värderingar i tredje turer

11.45-13.00 Lunch break

13.00-13.30 Melisa Stevanovic: Pursuing jointness in intercultural teams

13.30-14.00 Patrik Wikman: Hur bearbetar hjärnan tal i naturliga ljudmiljöer?

14.00-14.30 Pentti Henttonen: Personality factors as antecedents to interpersonal psychophysiological synchrony 

14.30-14.50 Coffee Service

14.50-15.20 Markus Söderman: Uppbackningar i finlandssvenska och finska samtal

15.20-15.50 Matias Piispanen: Studying personality in interaction using automatic facial behavioral analysis

15.50-16.00 Closing