Thursday, October 26, 2017 | 7:00 to 8:30 PM
This session explores how the divide in the country reflects a deeper division in how Americans understand the world and how our brains work. New research also shows that primarily unconscious processes determine political decision making. Understanding what happens behind the scenes—our minds using frames, prototypes, emotions and metaphors—can help us better understand conservative and liberal voting choices and each other. The session examines ways to go beyond prevailing “self interest” related language that has been dominating political discourse and the advantage to be gained in talking instead about social issues using the frames of empathy and responsibility and how to communicate respectfully. As George Lakoff states: “(American is about) people caring both for themselves and one another and acting responsibly on that sense of care.”
Frances Bigda-Peyton, Ph.D., Cert.Psya.
Continuing Education Objectives:
Participants will be able to:
CE Target audience: Psychologists (all levels), Social Workers, Counselors
Fee: Free or $20 per event for 1.5 CE’s/Clock Hours*