Phil/Psych 447, Phil 673, 2010
Seminar in Cognitive Science: Mind and Society
Week 9: Social change
- What are some important cases where literature (especiallly novels, plays, poems) have contributed to social change?
- What are the social, psychological, neural, and molecular mechanisms by which literature contributes to social change?
- How do ideologies foster or inhibit social change?
- How well do cognitive-affective maps capture Jost's "elective affinities"?
- What are the social and psychological causes of ideologies in individuals and groups?
- What are the social and psychological mechanisms by which ideologies justify systems?
- What are the normative standards that should be used to evaluate the desirability of social change?
- What are the interactions between social (top-down) and psychological (bottom-up) processes that encourage the formation and maintenance of ideologies?
- How do new technologies foster or inhibit social change?
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