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  • Keynote Speaker

  • Prof. Dr. Ursula Hess, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
    • "Emotional mimicry is a communicative Signal"

        Emotional mimicry is the imitation of the emotional expressions of others. According to the classic view on emotional mimicry (the Matched Motor Hypothesis), people mimic the specific facial movements that comprise a discrete emotion expression. In the present talk I propose an alternative Emotion Mimicry in Context view according to which emotional mimicry is not based on mere perception, but rather on the interpretation of signals as emotional intentions in a specific context. The Emotion Mimicry in Context view takes into account the relationship between observer and expresser, and suggests that emotional mimicry depends on this relationship and functions as a communicative signal and social regulator.

  • Prof. Dr. Mark Snyder, University of Minnesota, USA
    • "Caring, concern, and community connection: New directions in the study of pro-social action."

        Every year, millions of people around the world give freely of their time and effort to do good for others and for society. Whether they do so through volunteerism and philanthropy, joining community groups and organizations, or participating in social activism and political movements, their activities (known collectively as “pro-social action”) involve stepping outside the confines of their own individual interests to demonstrate their caring, concern, and compassion for humanity by working for the common good of all members of their communities and for the benefit of society at large. To answer the questions of how, when, and why people participate in diverse forms of pro-social action, I will draw on research in psychology that provides new (and often surprising) answers to the questions of why people become involved in doing good works, what sustains their involvement over time, how their participation changes over the stages of their lives, and the ways that pro-social action reflects connections between individuals and communities and builds bridges between the private concerns of citizens and the collective well-being of society.

  • Prof. Dr. Stephen C. Wright, Simon Fraser University, Canada
    • "Models of Social Change: Prejudice Reduction vs Collective Action, Harmony vs Resistance."

        Much of the research and theorizing on prejudice shares with research and theory on collective action an interest (explicit or implied) in reducing intergroup inequality and increasing social justice. In addition, these two lines of research tend to focus on similar psychological processes (e.g., ingroup identification, perceived intergroup similarity, characterization of the outgroup). Despite both having a long history of research in social psychology, it has only been quite recently that these two lines of research have been considered simultaneously. However, as they have been, serious concerns have been raised about the compatibility of these two approaches for creating positive social change. In this talk, I will discuss aspects of this incompatibility with a particular focus on the implications of cross-group contact (perhaps the most prominent prejudice reduction strategy in social psychology) for collective action participation. This research will demonstrate that meaningful contact across group boundaries can improve attitudes towards the outgroup but also decrease interest in social protest and collective action.

    Öffentlicher Vortrag

  • Prof. Dr. Barbara Krahé, Universität Potsdam
    • "Steigert der Konsum von Gewaltmedien die Aggressionsbereitschaft? Erkenntnisse aus Experimenten und Längsschnittstudien."

        Zur Erklärung extremer Gewalttaten, wie zum Beispiel der Amokläufe von Erfurt oder Winnenden, wird in der Öffentlichkeit regelmäßig auf die Rolle von gewalthaltigen Medien als Ursachenfaktoren hingewiesen. Dagegen wird die aggressionsfördernde Wirkung gewalthaltiger Medien von anderer Seite, z.B. von Personen, die gewalthaltiger Filme und Videospiele nutzen oder produzieren, vehement bestritten. Die sozialpsychologische Forschung hat sich seit den 1960er Jahren mit der Wirkung medialer Gewaltdarstellungen befasst. Sie hat eine große Zahl wissenschaftlicher Studien vorgelegt, die den Einfluss von gewalthaltigen Medien auf die Aggressionsbereitschaft der Nutzerinnen und Nutzer belegen, wobei Aggression als absichtliche Schädigung anderer Personen definiert wird. Zudem wurde gezeigt, dass der Konsum von Mediengewalt die Bereitschaft zu hilfreichem Verhalten herabsetzt. Der Vortrag gibt einen Überblick über den aktuellen Stand der Forschung und der wissenschaftlichen Diskussion und erläutert die psychologischen Prozesse, die der Wirkung gewalthaltiger Medien zugrunde liegen. Er stellt außerdem ein Trainingsprogramm zur Förderung der Medienkompetenz im Jugendalter vor, das speziell auf den Umgang mit medialen Gewaltdarstellungen ausgerichtet ist.

          Zum Hintergrund: Expertise der Media Violence Commission der International Society for Research on Aggression (Vorsitz: Barbara Krahé): Darstellung des aktuellen Forschungsstandes zu den Auswirkungen des Konsums gewalthaltiger Medien. Link

  • Postanschrift:
    • FernUniversität in Hagen
      Fachgruppentagung Sozialpsychologie 2013
      Postfach
      58084 Hagen
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