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UofC's Clare Pearson discusses "Social Ecosystems & Ethical Actions"

  • Kibbitznest 2212 North Clybourn Avenue Chicago, IL, 60614 United States (map)

Kibbitznest Liberal Arts Discussions are a collaboration with The University of Chicago Graham School to host presentations and discussions of original research.

About the Discussion:

Why are we so polarized in America over what both sides consider issues of core values, and how did it get that way? Even more importantly, why does it only seem to get worse when we try to address it in ways that seem obvious and reasonable? My talk will take a look at some of the psychology underlying the way in which group behaviors and expressed beliefs impact and shape our ethical perceptions and choices, and l argue that we need to better understand the impact of group dynamics and social influence on our emotions, beliefs, and choices, and consider what we know about how to effectively reduce conflicts.

Sponsor: Kibbitznest Books, Brews & Blarney

About Clare Pearson:

CLARE PEARSON joined the Basic Program staff in 1997, after 10 years of undergraduate teaching at The University of Chicago and the Honors College at Valparaiso University. She is the 2008 recipient of the Graham School Excellence in Teaching Award for the Basic Program, and in addition to her classes at the basic program, currently teaches in the Humanities and Philosophy Department at Oakton Community College.

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