What influences do films have on philosophy?

24.04.2015 09:00

“And when the whole world collapses” friendship among children and young people

Christoph Wingender Press and public relations
German Hygiene Museum Foundation

This conference is funded by the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Saxony and with funds from the Federal Ministry for Family, Seniors, Women and Youth.
It is an event within the framework of the Evangelical Support Group for Sociopolitical Youth Education.

April 24, 2015, from 9:00 a.m.
German Hygiene Museum Dresden

The conference will take a closer look at the important social and developmental psychological functions of friendships in childhood and adolescence. The development of trust will be just as much a topic as the expectations that young people themselves have in friendships.

In addition to their own family, friends are already involved in childhood and adolescence so that identity and personality can develop. In this process they act as development workers - as stimulators, mirrors and correctors for
the thoughts, feelings and attitudes that we develop in our relationship with the world. Through friendships we learn to build social relationships, give and receive solidarity and negotiate moral values ​​and norms.

The main focus of the conference program is on the various influences that can emanate from groups of friends, as well as the connection between media and friendships: How does the increase in social online relationships change the understanding and experience of friendship? What influence do films and television series have on the demands and perceptions of friendship?

Conference management

Dr. Susanne Illmer,
German Hygiene Museum

Christian Kurzke,
Evangelical Academy Meißen


9:00 o'clock
Dr. Susanne Illmer, German Hygiene Museum
Christian Kurzke, Evangelical Academy Meißen

9:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

What is friendship
A common reflection on the subject below
Instructions and input from the philosopher
Dr. Hartmut Traub, Essen

A friend is a person who likes you, though
he knows you How children and young people learn this
Prof. Dr. Maria von Salisch, developmental psychologist,
Institute for Psychology, Leuphana University Lüneburg


10:45 am - 11:15 am coffee break

11:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Importance and influence of peer groups. Dangerous friendships.
How do peer groups influence criminal or deviant behavior?
Dr. Dirk Baier, sociologist, Criminological Research Institute Lower Saxony e. V., Hanover

Nerd or Loser? How do friendships influence educational success at school?
PD Dr. Cathleen Grunert, educationalist, Institute for Education, Martin Luther University Halle / Wittenberg

Are parents allowed to influence their children's friendships?
Dr. Marion Pothmann, child and adolescent psychotherapist, Hamburg, author of the book "Children need friends"


1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Lunch

2:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Friendship & Media

Friendship 2.0! Social Relationships of Young People in the Internet Age
Prof. Dr. Anja Hartung, communication scientist, Institute for Journalism
and communication science, University of Vienna

Joy shared or envy and jealousy? How does personality change the effects of social
Media usage influences
Prof. Dr. Sonja Utz, psychologist and communication scientist, Leibniz Institute for Knowledge Media - Knowledge Media Research Center, Tübingen

"Pretty much best friends". Youtube heroes, movie stars and their importance in everyday life
adolescent viewers
Prof. Dr. Claudia Wegener, media scientist,
Film University "Konrad Wolf", Potsdam-Babelsberg


16:15 - 16:45 coffee break

4:45 p.m.
Tour through the exhibition

6:00 p.m. dinner
on a self-pay basis in the "Lingner" restaurant,
Please request participation when registering for the conference
specify for seat reservation.

19:30 o'clock
Interactive knowledge show
The digital we
How the digital world is changing the way we live together
By and with Tobias Hülswitt (moderation),
Gunther Kreis (director) and Dr. Susanne Beetz

Admission: full-paying € 3, conference participants and those entitled to discounts free

Digitization is radically changing our coexistence and our communication. Social networks and interaction with smart technology are redefining social structures. Dating the world and ourselves opens the door to unlimited surveillance, but at the same time promises new forms of self and world knowledge. Politicians have to face new opportunities for participation, the public, privacy and identity are being redefined by the Internet.
During the knowledge show, the audience can decide for themselves how the discussion will proceed and who will speak next using a laser pointer vote:
The audience with their questions or the prepared film clips with statements by the politician Marina Weisband, the science fiction author Bruce Sterling, the network activist Markus Beckedahl, the journalist Dirk von Gehlen and the sociologist Sabina Misoch - or the two live experts, who are ready in the hall:
Jana Fischer, research assistant at the Institute for Communication Sciences, Technical University of Dresden; In her dissertation she deals with “friendships at a distance” and asks herself what influence communication media have on the quality of friendship. Prof. Dr. Joachim Scharloth, Professor of Applied Linguistics, Technical University of Dresden; he is engaged in, inter alia, with the linguistic patterns with which people present their personality in social networks, but also with how secret services believe they can find terrorists through language analysis.

A project by the Helmholtz Association as part of the 2014 Science Year.

Registration for the conference is possible until April 15 at:
[email protected]

Conference fee
€ 30 full payers / € 15 discounted persons and
Annual pass holder

Additional Information:

http://www.dhmd.de / freundschaftstagung

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