JAMES TABERY portrait
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Pediatrics
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Internal Medicine
  • Associate Professor, Philosophy
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Presentations

  • "Neuro-Genetics in the Courtroom: What Have We Learned from a Decade of Experimental Research?", Wichita State University. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/07/2016.
  • "Neuro-Genetics in the Courtroom: What Have We Learned from a Decade of Experimental Research?", Penn State Lehigh Valley. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/03/2016.
  • "Collins' Cohort: The Path from Human Genome Project to Precision Medicine Initiative", Columbia University. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/15/2016.
  • "Neuro-Genetics in the Courtroom: What Have We Learned from a Decade of Experimental Research?", Center for Interdisciplinary Research, University of Bielefeld. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/24/2016.
  • "Neuro-Genetics in the Courtroom: What Have We Learned from a Decade of Experimental Research?", Columbia University. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/11/2016.
  • "Collins' Cohort: The Path from Human Genome Project to Precision Medicine Initiative", University of Virginia. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/25/2016.
  • Probing the Genetics of Intelligence: A Field-Guide to the Controversies”, The Hastings Center, 4 December, 2015. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 12/04/2015.
  • "Understanding the Impact of Science in the Courtroom: The Case for Methodological Pluralism”, Victoria University at Wellington, 12 August, 2015. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 08/12/2015.
  • "A Tale of Two Techniques: G×E and GWAS”, National Human Genome Research Institute, 29 April, 2015. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/29/2015.
  • Book Symposium: Beyond Versus: The Struggle to Understand the Interaction of Nature and Nurture, Commentaries by Angela Potochnik, Serife Tekin, and C. Kenneth Waters”, American Philosophical Association Pacific Division, Vancouver, British Columbia, 4 April, 2015 . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/04/2015.
  • "Of Dogs, Daycare, and Discipline: A ‘Genetic Guide to Parenting’?”, Columbia University, 7 January, 2015. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 01/07/2015.
  • “Why is Investigating the Genetics of Intelligence So Controversial?”, The Hastings Center, 6 November 2014. Conference Paper, Presented, 11/2014.
  • “Promising Questions at the Intersection of Philosophy and Behavioral Genetics”, Templeton Foundation Workshop on Philosophy and Behavior Genetics, Miami, FL, 1 November, 2014. Conference Paper, Presented, 11/2014.
  • “Testing the Blades of the ‘Double-Edged Sword’”, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, AR, 30 September, 2014. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/2014.
  • “Gene-Environment Interaction in the 21st Century: It’s Rise, It’s Fall…It’s Rise?”, Nurturing Genetics Workshop, University of Leeds, 1 July 2014. Conference Paper, Presented, 07/2014.
  • “Of Dogs, Daycare, and Discipline: A ‘Genetic Guide to Parenting’?”, American Philosophical Association Pacific Division, San Diego, CA, 16 April, 2014. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2014.
  • “Of Dogs, Daycare, and Discipline: A ‘Genetic Guide to Parenting’?”, Washington University in St. Louis, 5 February, 2014. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/2014.
  • “Of Dogs, Daycare, and Discipline: A ‘Genetic Guide to Parenting’?”, University of Arkansas for the Medical Sciences, 7 January, 2014. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 01/2014.
  • "Gene-Environment Interaction in the 21st Century: It's Rise, It's Fall…It's Rise?", History of Science Society, San Diego, CA, 16 November 2012. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/16/2012.
  • "Gene-Environment Interaction in the 21st Century: It's Rise, It's Fall…It's Rise?", 50th Anniversary Commemoration of R. A. Fisher, The Royal Statistical Society, London, UK, 7 June, 2012. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/07/2012.
  • "Testing the Blades of the 'Double-Edged Sword': Biological Mechanism Reduces Judges' Sentencing of Psychopaths" (with Lisa Aspinwall and Teneille Brown), Annual Phi Beta Kappa Lecture, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, 12 April 2012. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/12/2012.
  • "Testing the Blades of the 'Double-Edged Sword': Biological Mechanism Reduces Judges' Sentencing of Psychopaths" (with Lisa Aspinwall and Teneille Brown), Florida International University, Miami, FL, 22 March 2012. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/22/2012.
  • "Gene-Environment Interaction in the 21st Century: It's Rise, It's Fall…It's Rise?", Looking for Heritability in the Post-Genomic Era, Institute for Society and Genetics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, 2 March, 2012. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/02/2012.
  • "A 'Genetic Predisposition to Violence'?", American College of the Caribbean, Netherland Antilles, St. Maarten, 21 November 2011. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/21/2011.
  • Testing the Blades of the "Double-Edged Sword": Biological Mechanism Reduces Judges' Sentencing of Psychopaths, American Association for Psychiatry and the Law. Boston, MA. October 27, 2011. Conference Paper, Presented, 10/27/2011.
  • "Testing the Blades of the 'Double-Edged Sword': Biological Mechanism Reduces Judges' Sentencing of Psychopaths" (with Lisa Aspinwall and Teneille Brown), American Association for Psychiatry and the Law, Boston, MA, 27 October 2011. Conference Paper, Presented, 10/27/2011.
  • "Testing the Blades of the 'Double-Edged Sword': Biological Mechanism Reduces Judges' Sentencing of Psychopaths" (with Lisa Aspinwall and Teneille Brown), American Society for Bioethics and the Humanities, Minneapolis, MN, 14 October, 2011. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/14/2011.
  • "Testing the Blades of the 'Double-Edged Sword': Biological Mechanism Reduces Judges' Sentencing of Psychopaths" (with Lisa Aspinwall and Teneille Brown), International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, 12 July, 2011. Poster, Presented, 07/12/2011.
  • "Can (and Should) We Regulate Neurosecurity?: Lessons from the History of Science, the Military, and Regulation", Ethical Issues in the Use of Neuroscience and Neurotechnology in National Defense (NELSI-3), Fairfax, VA, 25 February 2011. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/25/2011.
  • Identifying the 'Able' in a Vari-able World: A Call to Caution. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/26/2010.
    http://aaweb.gallaudet.edu/Office_of_Academic_Qual...
  • A 'Genetic Predisposition to Violence'?: Dangers of Misconstruing the Gene-Brain-Behavior Relationship. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/22/2010.
    http://www.potomacinstitute.org/index.php?option=c...
  • Population Thinking about Mechanisms, presented at Causality in the Biomedical and Social Sciences, Rotterdam. Presentation, Presented, 10/07/2010.
    http://www.eur.nl/fw/english/eipe/conferences/caus...
  • "Difference Mechanisms", Presented at Biological Explanations of Behavior, Leibniz University, Hannover, Germany. Conference Paper, Presented, 2008.
  • "Interactive Predispositions", Presented at the Philosophy of Science Association Bi-annual Meeting. Conference Paper, Refereed, Other, 2008.
  • "Difference Mechanisms", Presented at the Future Directions in Genetic Studies (ISHPSSB Off-Year Workshop), University of Washington at St. Louis. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2008.

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • Judging Responsibility in the Psychopath. PI: James Tabery. Co-PI(s): Teneille Brown. Yale University 'Experiment Month', 10/16/2010 - 12/2012. Total project budget to date: $0.00
  • Judging Responsibility in the Psychopath. PI: James Tabery. Co-PI(s): Teneille Brown. University of Utah, Interdisciplinary Research Grant, 12/15/2009 - 12/15/2010. Total project budget to date: $6,000.00

Publications

  • James Tabery (2017). Book Review of Behaving: What’s Genetic, What’s Not, and Why Should We Care?, by Kenneth F. Schaffner. Philosophy of Science. Accepted, 12/20/2017.
  • Stephen M. Downes & James Tabery (2017). Variability of Aggression. Springer. Published, 12/01/2017.
  • Lucas Matthews & James Tabery (2017). Mechanisms and the Metaphysics of Caustion. Routledge. Published, 11/01/2017.
  • Brown, Teneille R., James Tabery, and Lisa Aspinwall (2016), "Understanding Validity in Empirical Legal Research: The Case for Methodological Pluralism in Assessing the Impact of Science in Court", Hastings Law Journal 67: 1067-1086. Published, 08/01/2016.
    http://www.hastingslawjournal.org/2016/05/07/under...
  • Craver, Carl and James Tabery (2015), “Mechanisms in Science”, The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Edward N. Zalta (ed.). Published, 10/01/2015.
    http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/science-mechanis...
  • Tabery, James (2015), “Author’s Reply: Considerations of Context, Distractions by Politics, and Evaluations of Evidence”, International Journal of Epidemiology 44: 1132-1136. Published, 09/01/2015.
    https://ije.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2015/...
  • Tabery, James (2015), “Debating Interaction: The History, and an Explanation”, International Journal of Epidemiology 44: 1117-1123. Published, 08/01/2015.
    https://ije.oxfordjournals.org/content/44/4/1117.e...
  • Tabery, James and Sahotra Sarkar (2015), “R.A. Fisher, Lancelot Hogben, and the ‘Competition’ for the Chair of Social Biology at the London School of Economics in 1930: Correcting the Legend”, Notes and Records: The Royal Society Journal of the History of Science 69: 437-446. Published, 03/02/2015.
    http://rsnr.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/ear...
  • Tabery, James, Monika Piotrowska, and Lindley Darden (2015), “Molecular Biology, The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Edward N. Zalta (ed.). Published, 02/02/2015.
    http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/molecular-biolog...
  • Tabery, James (2015), “Nature versus Nurture”, in The Eugenics Archive. Published, 01/14/2015.
    http://eugenicsarchive.ca/discover/encyclopedia/53...
  • Tabery, James (2014), “Pluralism, Social Action, and the Causal Space of Human Behavior” (A Symposium Review of Studying Human Behavior: How Scientists Investigate Aggression and Sexuality, by Helen Longino, 2013), Metascience 23: 443-459. Published, 10/2014.
  • Tabery, James (2014), “Identifying the ‘Able’ in a Vari-able World: Two Lessons”, in H-Dirksen L. Bauman and Joseph J. Murray (Eds.), Deaf Gain: Raising the Stakes for Human Diversity. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. Pp. 23-36. Published, 09/2014.
  • Tabery, James (2014), “Can (and Should) We Regulate Neurosecurity?: Lessons from History”, in James Giordano (Ed.), Neurotechnology in National Security and Defense: Practical Considerations, Neuroethical Concerns. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. Pp. 249-258. Published, 09/2014.
  • Tabery, James (2014), “Genetics”, in The Eugenics Archive. Available online at: http://eugenicsarchive.ca/discover/encyclopedia/535eec197095aa000000022c. Published, 08/2014.
    http://eugenicsarchive.ca/discover/encyclopedia/53...
  • Tabery, James (2014), Beyond Versus: The Struggle to Understand the Interaction of Nature and Nurture. Cambridge, Mass: The MIT Press. Published, 06/13/2014.
    http://mitpress.mit.edu/books/beyond-versus
  • Griffiths, Paul E. and James Tabery (2013), "Developmental Systems Theory: What Does It Explain, and How Does It Explain It?", Advances in Child Development and Behavior 44: 65-94. Published, 01/01/2013.
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23834002
  • Tabery, James (2012), "Science in the Courtroom", The Scientist, 6 November, 2012. Published, 11/06/2012.
    http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articl...
  • Tabery, James (2012), "Jobless Conspiracy: Judging a Conspiracy Theory", The Salt Lake Tribune, 14 October, 2012. Published, 10/14/2012.
    http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/55051076-82/c...
  • Aspinwall, Lisa G., Teneille R. Brown, and James Tabery (2012), "The Double-Edged Sword: Does Biomechanism Increase or Decrease Judges' Sentencing of Psychopaths?", Science 337(6096): 846-849. Published, 09/17/2012.
    http://www.sciencemag.org/content/337/6096/846.abs...
  • Tabery, James (2012), "What Would Darwin Do?", The Salt Lake Tribune, 10 February, 2012. Published, 02/10/2012.
    http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/53456799-82/d...
  • Tabery, James (2011), “Hogben vs. the Tyranny of Averages”, International Journal of Epidemiology 40: 1454-1458. Published, 12/01/2011.
  • Tabery, James (2011), “Hogben, Lancelot”, in Encyclopedia of the Life Sciences. Chichester: John Wiley and Sons. Published, 09/01/2011.
    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/9780470...
  • Tabery, James and Paul E. Griffiths (2010), “Historical and Philosophical Perspectives on Behavioral Genetics and Developmental Science”, in Hood, Halpern, Greenberg, and Lerner (Eds.), Handbook of Developmental Science, Behavior, and Genetics. Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 41-60. Published, 10/01/2010.
    http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd...
  • Darden, Lindley and James Tabery (2009), "Molecular Biology", The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Edward N. Zalta (ed.), available online at http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/molecular-biology/. Published, 2009.
    http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/molecular-biolog...
  • Tabery, James (2009), "From a Genetic Predisposition to an Interactive Predisposition: Rethinking the Ethical Implications of Screening for Gene-Environment Interactions", Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 34(1): 27-48. Published, 2009.
    http://jmp.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract...
  • Tabery, James (2009), "Making Sense of the Nature-Nurture Debate (Review of Neven Sesardic's Making Sense of Heritability)", Biology and Philosophy 24(5): 711-723. Published, 2009.
    http://www.springerlink.com/content/m1634418074566...
  • Tabery, James (2009), "Difference Mechanisms: Explaining Variation with Mechanisms", Biology and Philosophy 24(5): 645-664. Published, 2009.
    http://www.springerlink.com/content/g6439374773n81...
  • Griffiths, Paul E. and James Tabery (2008), "Behavioral Genetics and Development: Historical and Conceptual Causes of Controversy", New Ideas in Psychology 26(3): 332-352. Published, 2008.
    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleUR...
  • Tabery, James and Charles W. Mackett (2008), "The Ethics of Triage in the Event of an Influenza Pandemic", Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness 2(2): 114-118. Published, 2008.
    http://www.dmphp.org/cgi/content/abstract/2/2/114
  • Tabery, James (2009), "R.A. Fisher, Lancelot Hogben, and the Origin(s) of Genotype-Environment Interaction", Journal of the History of Biology 41(4): 717-761. Published, 2008.
    http://springerlink.com/content/965g363046364474/?...