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Braver Angels Event: "Why Are We So Divided?"

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Braver Angels Event: "Why Are We So Divided?"

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EVENT TITLE:
"Conflict, Cooperation and Morality - Why Are We So Divided?"

REGISTERING FOR THE ONLINE EVENT:
This is a FREE event; however, you will need to register for it. The registration process for this partnered event will be directly over Zoom. Please use this Eventbrite link to register -
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lecture-discussion-why-we-need-each-other-wy-mt-braver-angels-alliance-registration-264668048257

You will receive a direct personal Zoom link for the conversation in your email before the event. (Check your "Junk" folder if you don't see it.)

Event Organizer: Tom Brantley - tbrantley@braverangels.org

EVENT DESCRIPTION:
Please join the Wyoming Montana Braver Angels’ Alliance in a discussion featuring Dr. Rachel Kristiansen, a full-time tenured faculty member in the Psychology department at Sheridan College. The event will be based on a recent lecture by Dr. Kristiansen "Conflict Cooperation and Morality - Why Are We So Divided?" who will lead off with a short summary followed by Q & A and a moderated discussion.

Please view this thought-provoking lecture "Conflict Cooperation and Morality - Why Are We So Divided?" ahead of time: https://tinyurl.com/DrKristiansenLecture

SUMMARY OF LECTURE:
Whether you’re working with another individual, a group, a company, or even a nation, people often have incompatible goals that place them in conflict with each other. In this lecture, we will discuss common social dilemmas and the research behind human interactions. We will learn why threats are ineffective and why people often find it difficult to identify integrative solutions when trying to negotiate. Finally, we will discuss morality and group dynamics and how subtle changes can make a large impact on cooperation and success.

SPEAKER BIO:
* Dr. Rachel Kristiansen, a Sheridan native, is a full-time tenured faculty member at Sheridan College in the Psychology department. She received her PhD in Experimental Psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2011. During her graduate career, she studied various species of cetaceans (dolphins and whales) in the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean, Atlantic Ocean, and Pacific Ocean, and served as a research assistant in several projects with small primates. Her doctoral dissertation examined a factorial analysis of personality in horses across the globe. Publications of her research may be found in peer-reviewed journals such as Zoo Biology, the International Journal of Comparative Psychology, and the Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior and Cognition. In 2017, she completed a master’s degree in Veterinary Sciences with a focus on animal shelter medicine from the University of Florida, as well as a graduate certificate in nonprofit leadership. She currently serves as the Animal Care Director for Second Chance Sheridan Cat Rescue.

ABOUT THE EVENT HOST:

  • Formerly known as "Better Angels", Braver Angels was founded by David Blankenhorn in 2016 to depolarize American politics through grassroots organizing. They do this by hosting events to facilitate civil dialogue that bridges the partisan divide. To learn more, go to https://braverangels.org/our-story/

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