How moralization and polarization affect collective action

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Description

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.

Lily Frank, Invited speaker
Eindhoven University of Technology

Linda Skitka, Invited speaker
Period27-Mar-2019
Event typeConference
LocationGroningen, Netherlands
Degree of RecognitionLocal

Keywords

  • moralization
  • polarization
  • collective action
  • societal challenges
  • social psychology
  • philosophy