Melissa A. Marcotte

The Psychology of Social Injustice

Melissa A. Marcotte

The Psychology of Social Injustice

Biography

Location: Memorial Union Room 360

This workshop will explore factors that contribute to and perpetuate social injustice through discussing (1) how we as humans develop our sense of self versus other on an individual and group level, (2) how normal cognitive biases of self-protection and self-deception lead to interpersonal and intergroup conflict, (3) how socialized cultural values and norms assist in maintaining the status quo of injustice in considerably just societies, and (4) what we can do to counteract these follies as individuals to facilitate peace inside ourselves and in the world.