How Understanding the Brain Can Change the Mind: A Neuroscience Approach to Conflict Resolution

Tue., January 30, 2018 | 12:00 PM — 1:00 PM

Harris Public Policy
1155 E 60th St
Student Lounge
Chicago, IL 60637-2745
United States

Baked into the human brain are a host of processes that generate and exacerbate ideological conflict. On top of this, our efforts to rise above these tendencies are often fraught with psychological pitfalls: our best intentions to reduce conflict and erode discrimination often fail, or even backfire.

Please join The Pearson Institute for the first edition of our winter quarter Lunch and Learn series featuring neuroscientist Emile Bruneau, Research Associate, Lecturer, and Director of the Peace and Conflict Neuroscience Lab at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. In the first part of his talk, Dr. Bruneau will describe his research examining the processes that drive intergroup animosity. In the second part of his talk, Dr. Bruneau will highlight evidence-based approaches that have been shown to succeed (and fail) to reduce hostility. 


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