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Fiske to speak on the formation of attitudes about science topics on Oct. 2

Susan Fisk, Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology and a professor of public affairs, will speak on “Motivated Audiences: Belief and Attitude Formation about Science Topics,” on Wednesday, October 2, 2013, at 4:30 p.m., in 219 Aaron Burr Hall, at Princeton University.

The seminar is presented by the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies’ (PIIRS) research community on Communicating Uncertainty: Science, Institutions, and Ethics in the Politics of Global Climate Change.  Seminar papers are available to anyone with a Princeton Net ID online. Others wishing to  attend should contact Kathleen Allen.

Fiske’s research addresses how stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination are encouraged or discouraged by social relationships such as cooperation, competition, and power. She publishes widely in social cognition and is currently investigating emotional prejudices at the cultural, interpersonal, and neural levels. A prolific author and editor, her most recent book, with Chris Malone, is The Human Brand: How We Relate to People, Products, and Companies (2014). Ph.D. Harvard University.

The research community on Communicating Uncertainty: Science, Institutions, and Ethics in the Politics of Global Climate Change, is codirected by Marc Fleurbaey, Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Public Affairs and the University Center for Human Values; Robert Keohane, professor of international affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs; Melissa Lane, professor of politics and director of the Program in Values and Public Life; Michael Oppenheimer, Albert G. Milbank Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs and director of the Program in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs; Stephen Pacala, Fredrick D. Petrie Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, director of the Princeton Environmental Institute, and co-principal investigator of the Carbon Mitigation Initiative; Harold Shapiro, president emeritus of Princeton University, and professor of economics and public affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs; and Robert Socolow is a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and co-principal investigator of the Carbon Mitigation Initiative.

 

For more information contact Kathleen Allen, kballen@princeton.edu or 609-258-5078.

 

Related LInks:

Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies

PIIRS Research Community on Communicating Uncertainty: Science, Institutions, and Ethicsin the Politics of Global Climate Change

Princeton Environmental Institute

Carbon Mitigation Initiative