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Group Attitude Formation, Group Centrism and Extremism
November 14, 2014
A multi-disciplinary research workshop held at the Orfalea Center on November 14, 2014.
The workshop addressed the following questions:
- What are the main conditions under which group interaction leads to inter-group polarization and extremism?
- How can we theoretically make sense of group attitude formation and group-dynamics leading to extremism?
- What methodological techniques have and can be deployed to investigate when and how group interaction leads to extremism?
- What data exists on what groups and what needs to be collected?
This workshop was part of the project “When and How Enclave Deliberation Leads to Extremism,” co-sponsored by the Orfalea Center.
Lasse Lindekilde, Department of Political Science, Aarhus University, Visiting scholar Department of Communication/Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies, UCSB.Abu Shaibul’s Study Group: Small Group Dynamics and Radicalisation.
Clark McCauley, Department of Psychology, Bryn Mawr College. Extremism in opinion and action: The two-pyramids model of radicalization
Michael A. Hogg, Department of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences, Claremont Graduate University. From Uncertainty to Extremism: Social Categorization and Identity Processes.
Michael Stohl, Director of the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies /Department of Communication, UCSB. The Long Tail: So many paths to radicalism, so few violent extremists
Magdalena Wojcieszak, Amsterdam School of Communication Research/ASCoR, University of Amsterdam. The Influence of Narrative and Numerical Messages on Integration-Relevant Attitudes among Muslim Immigrant Minorities.
Scott Reid, Department of Communication, UCSB. Regional Pathogen Stress and Genocide.
Stefan Malthaner, Department of Political Science, Aarhus University/European University Institute.
Tobias Dienlin, PhD-student , Department of Media Psychology, Hohenheim University and visiting scholar Department of Communication, UCSB.
Stephan Winter, Postdoc, Department of Social Psychology, Media and Communication, Duisburg-Essen University.
Scott Englund, Department of Political Science UCSB.
Ella Paldam, PhD-student, Department of Religious Studies, Aarhus University.