Webinar #6: Fallen Idols: Toppling Statues throughout the Ages

Across the world, statues of historical figures have recently become the focus of fierce discussion. However, this is hardly a new phenomenon. From Egyptian pharaohs to American presidents, monuments celebrating the high and mighty have always been contested, defaced and removed. In a webinar hosted by CARP Lab, historian Martijn Icks and political psychologist Eric …

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CARP Webinar # 2: The Psychology of Character Assassination with Eric Shiraev

This webinar features a conversation with Dr. Eric Shiraev (George Mason U) about the psychology of character assassination. What can we learn from psychology? Are there inborn "character attackers?" Are there psychological features that make us vulnerable to character attacks? "Some attackers can be psychologically motivated to launch an attack on their target. In fact, there are some people who may …

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