Cambridge Festival of Ideas - Of monsters and humans: The social psychology of extremes

27 October 2018, 13:30 - 15:00
Cambridge campus

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Social psychologists from Anglia Ruskin University discuss the extremes of human nature, why do women vote for Trump (#WomenWhoVoteTrump), homoprejudice cross-culturally, derogation of the McCanns, mass and YouTube suicides and online mental health fora.

Magdalena Zawisza discusses extreme forms of sexism cross-culturally including the paradox of Trump’s presidency and #WomenWhoVoteTrump.

Daragh McDermott explores the extreme differences in global attitudes towards sexual and gender minorities in 2018.

Annelie Harvey analyses how people can have extreme polar opposite reactions to instances of injustice such as that of the McCanns case.

Mick Finlay examines how the leader of the People’s Temple, Reverend Jim Jones, talked about death to his followers in the lead up to the mass murder/suicide.

Emma Kaminskiy considers extremes of social media, such as a controversial YouTube film on suicide and the subsequent backlash.

Lewis Goodings explores the extremes of human communication on a social media site dedicated to mental health issues (‘Elefriends’).

This event is part of Cambridge Festival of Ideas.

Event Details

27 October 2018, 13:30 - 15:00
Cambridge campus
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