521B Tobin Hall 12-1:30 PM
Refreshments will be served
What is the contribution of psychology to understanding collective harmdoing and social cohesion? How can we understand the intersection between individual pathology or hatred and collective conflicts, as in the case of hate crimes or “lone wolf” attacks? The present talk presents a program of research on identity and norms which addresses these difficult questions, and attempts to distill a set of recommendations for policy-makers and researchers’ future directions.
Dr. Winnifred Louis, Associate Professor, School of Psychology, University of Queensland, Australia. Dr. Louis joined the School in 2001 as a postdoctoral research fellow from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and obtained a continuing position in 2005. In 2011 she was the recipient of a UQ Award for Teaching Excellence. Her research focuses on identity and decision-making; intergroup relations and conflict; collective action; and norms, attitudes and behaviour.