The 2008 Claremont Applied Social Psychology Symposium was an outstanding, sold-out success. This day-long event addressed the relationship between uncertainty and extremism, asking whether and how feelings of uncertainty about oneself, the future, and the world we live in, may contribute to forms of extremism, for example zealotry, ideological orthodoxy, religious fundamentalism, hate crimes, delinquency, cults, drug abuse, genocide, and terrorism. Around a social psychology core, the symposium took a broad perspective with contributions from general psychology, sociology, the study of leadership, developmental psychology and the study of religion. Associated with the symposium, there will be a book in the Claremont Applied Social Psychology Series, published by Blackwell.
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Claremont Graduate University
925 N. Dartmouth Ave.
Claremont, CA 91711
The Symposium on Applied Social Psychology is hosted on the Claremont Graduate University campus in beautiful Claremont, Southern California.
Schedule of Speakers
8:30 - 9:00 am: Check-In and Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:10
Michael Hogg Claremont Graduate University Opening Remarks