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Social Psychology and Peace and Conflict Studies

Prof. Andrew Ward serves on the Peace and Conflict Studies committee, in an upcoming lecture, he will address important issues related to our program including aggression and intergroup conflict, prejudice and stereotyping, and prosocial action

Five Big Ideas: Insights from Social Pscyhology

Andrew Ward

Associate Professor of Psychology

4:30 p.m., Wednesday April 21 , 2010

Scheuer Room

The talk will explore five enduring insights of social psychology – foundational lessons relevant to a broad array of human behaviors – both “negative” (aggression and intergroup conflict, overeating and smoking, prejudice and stereotyping) and “positive” (prosocial action, educational achievement, successful impression management). Implications for a host of fields, including those in the humanities and natural sciences, will be discussed.