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Social Psychology and Politics

17th Sydney Symposium of Social Psychology

17-20th March, 2014

Convened by
Joe Forgas, Bill Crano & Klaus Fiedler
University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

The conference seeks to bring together a group of leading international researchers who are interested in understanding what social psychology can contribute to our understanding of political processes, and in turn, how politics and ideology can influence social psychological research. Contributions will explore the close relationship between social psychological phenomena at the individual, group and cultural level (such as social perception, social cognition, interpersonal processes, communication, social identity, cultural values and attitudes and group processes) and large-scale political phenomena such as political legitimation, democratic values and processes, justice and morality, and the question of tolerance in contemporary mass societies. The Symposium aims to survey the latest developments in theory and empirical research in this exciting and rapidly developing area.