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Super Special Seminar: Wil Cunningham (Tornonto) The neuroscience of self and social identity

Research Project: Conceptual Engineering

7th November 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Our capacity to form sophisticated social groups has been essential to our survival both individually and as a species. Coordination in groups has allowed us to surmount the difficulties posed to us as organisms that are individually very weak and physically vulnerable relative to other large mammals. In this talk, I will discuss the neural systems that give rise to the development of our social identity, and how these processes operate to maintain our social relationships. I will describe these processes across multiple levels of analysis, linking the effects of self-categorization and social identity on perception and evaluation to brain function. In addition to highlighting how these processes allow us to maintain our relationships within a group, I will also discuss the implications of these processes for stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination.

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Date:
7th November 2019
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Venue

A virtual seminar by Zoom
The University
St Andrews, KY16 9L United Kingdom
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