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Annual lecture on prejudice reduction presented by the Department of Psychology

"Putting Science to Work for Peace"

Speaker: Dr. Emile Bruneau

Emile Bruneau is a research associate and lecturer at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Bruneau has worked in a number of conflict regions including South Africa, Sri Lanka, Ireland and Israel/Palestine. He is now working to bring the tools of science to bear on the problem of intergroup conflict by building methods to better characterize the (often unconscious) cognitive biases that drive conflict using explicit, implicit and functional neuroimaging (fMRI) techniques, and critically evaluating efforts aimed at transcending these biases.

These efforts have focused on three psychological processes relevant to intergroup conflict: empathy, dehumanization, and motivated reasoning, and involve target groups that are embroiled in intractable conflict such as the Israelis and Palestinians, or subject to extreme hostility such as Muslims in the U.S.

The event is free and open to the public.


About the Marvin W. Goldstein Lecture Series

This endowed lecture series honors the 38-year career of Marvin W. Goldstein, Ph.D., a member of the Rider University Psychology department and co-director of the Julius and Dorothy Koppelman Holocaust and Genocide Resource Center.

Questions? Contact the Psychology Department at 609-896-5087

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