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The Political Mind

October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Political Mind

Thursday, October 26, 2017 | 7:00 to 8:30 PM

 

 Details

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.”

 

Presenter:

Frances Bigda-Peyton, Ph.D., Cert.Psya.

 

Continuing Education Objectives: 

Participants will be able to:

  1. Identify two competing models of thought related to how the country is governed.
  2. Discuss what the brain is doing behind the scenes in matters related to politics.
  3. Explore value differences between conservative and liberal views and discuss how to communicate respectfully about them.

 

CE Target audience:  Psychologists (all levels), Social Workers, Counselors

Fee:  Free or $20 per event for 1.5 CE’s/Clock Hours*

Registration:
The Political Mind

Details

Date:
October 26
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Website:
http://political.eventzilla.net/web/event?eventid=2138928654

Venue

BGSP
1581 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA 02446 United States
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Phone:
617-277-3915
Website:
http://www.bgsp.edu