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PPE Workshop: How moralization and polarization affect collective action

Philosophers meet psychologists

Big societal problems present challenges for citizens, scientists, and politicians. We seem to have a duty to collectively mitigate climate change, fight poverty, and promote sustainable lifestyles. But too little is done. In a meeting of minds, philosophers and psychologists discuss obstacles such as moralization and increasing levels of social polarization. We aim to create new insights as to how to remove them and promote collective action. The panel discussion aims for junior and senior researchers to exchange and debate different disciplines' perspectives on moral mandates to act collectively regarding the big societal challenges.

Programme March 27th, 2019, 10:45-17:00, Het Kasteel (Melkweg 1, 9718 EP Groningen).

10:15 - 10:45   Reception, walk in, and coffee/tea
10:45 - 11:00   Opening: Welcome and introductory note to the workshop
11:00 - 12:30 Keynote: Linda Skitka (University of Illinois) Moral Convictions and Collective Action
12:30 - 13:45 Lunch
13:45 - 14:30 Frank Hindriks (University of Groningen) The Duty to Join Forces
14:30 - 15:15 Lily Frank (TU Eindhoven) Moralization
15:15 - 15:45 Coffee/Tea
15:45 - 16:30 Susanne Täuber (University of Groningen) How Issues Become Moralized
16:30 - 17:00 Panel Discussion


Registration closes on Wednesday, March 20th!


18:00-21:00 Joint dinner of the organizers and speaker - with Linda Skitka


Please contact Ryan Doody at r.d.doody

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