Cambridge Festival of Ideas - Moving towards greater tolerance - a psychological perspective

29 October 2016, 15:00 - 16:30
Cambridge campus

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Social psychologists from Anglia Ruskin University will talk about the current state of prejudice across various social contexts (e.g. gender and sexuality, social conflicts, mass media, judicial and medical settings) and the opportunities and obstacles in facilitating movement towards reduction of prejudice. Specifically:

Dr Mick Finlay will discuss historical examples and psychological research regarding the role of social pressure in prejudice and how understanding these pressures can help us resist them.

Dr Annelie Harvey will talk about the prejudiced ways in which victims of crime are perceived and possibilities for buffering the negative effects prejudice has on social justice.

Dr Daragh McDermott will consider prejudice directed towards gender minorities and the utility of an education based intervention in promoting positive attitudes towards trans people.

Dr Magdalena Zawisza will talk about the role of the media in maintaining sexism and possible ways of buffering the negative effects such media have on the audiences.

Dr Clifford Stevenson will consider ways of moving towards tolerance in Northern Ireland. Specifically he will focus on the role of residential mobility in reducing sectarian prejudice.

The event is part of Cambridge Festival of Ideas.

Event Details

29 October 2016, 15:00 - 16:30
Cambridge campus

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