EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT: Seminar series launches on causes and prevention of violence

EVENT:  Seminar series launches on causes and prevention of violence

DATE:  Monday, September 9, 2013, 3:30 P.M.

PLACE:  U-M Central Campus, Institute for Social Research, 426 Thompson Street, Room 6050, Ann Arbor, MI, 48106-1248

Twitter Hashtag:  #RCGDseminar 

DESCRIPTION:  This seminar series on the causes and prevention of violence and aggression launches on Monday, September 9, 2013.  It is free and open to the public.

Elite shooter view. Photo by Thinkstock.

Photo by Thinkstock

A response to the Newtown, MA, shootings, the Boston Marathon bombings, and other recent outbreaks of lethal violence, the series brings experts from around the nation and the world to Ann Arbor to explore the causes and prevention of violence from a variety of perspectives.  Speakers include clinical, developmental, and evolutionary psychologists as well as social psychologists and experts in genetics, public health, mass media and communications studies.

The series is sponsored by the U-M Research Center for Group Dynamics, part of the Institute for Social Research (ISR) and was organized by Rowell Huesmann and Eric Dubow, both with the RCGD Aggression Research Program.

For more information on the series, visit http://sites.isr.umich.edu/rcgd/seminars.aspx

Join the conversation on Twitter: #RCGDseminar

 

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Pioneering social psychologist Kurt Lewin started the Group Dynamics Seminars in Germany in the 1940s.  When Lewin moved to the U.S., he continued the seminars first at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, then at ISR’s Research Center in Group Dynamics (RCGD), which he joined in 1948.  The seminars have operated continuously since then.

Established in 1949, the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research (ISR) is the world’s largest academic social science survey and research organization, and a world leader in developing and applying social science methodology, and educating researchers and students from around the world.  For more information, visit the ISR Web site at http://home.isr.umich.edu

 

Contact:  Diane Swanbrow, Swanbrow@umich.edu, (734) 647-9069

 

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