November 1, 2019 at 8:30 pm

Psychology Colloquium | The Light and Dark Sides of Religious Social Identity, Nov. 15

Jordan LaBouff, portrait

Dr. Jordan LaBouff

The Psychology Colloquium Series presents Dr. Jordan LaBouff on “The Light and Dark Sides of Religious Social Identity” on Friday, November 15, at 11:50 a.m. in Porter 102.

LaBouff is an Associate Professor of Psychology and Honors at the University of Maine.

LaBouff is a social psychologist who focuses on relationships between different groups. Most of his research investigates the roles of beliefs (both religious and moral) and religious group membership on people’s attitudes and behaviors. He is particularly interested in how these beliefs, and reminders of these beliefs, might influence cultural and political processes. For example, how might reminders of religion at the polling site influence support for specific policies? How does bias against other religious, racial, or social groups influence our attitudes towards policy? How can we support communication between groups that promotes understanding and respects the complexity of our political problems?

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