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Linda Skitka, 4:00pm Tuesday April 24th


Linda Skitka

University of Illinois at Chicago

    Tuesday, April 24th
    Swift 107
    4:00pm (Reception to follow)

The social and political implications of moral conviction

People have a variety of meta-cognitions about attitudes, for example, some attitudes are perceived as more personally important or certain than others. This talk will focus the importance of assessing rather than assuming whether attitudes are moral convictions, how moralized attitudes are different from otherwise strong but non-moralized attitudes, and the antecedents and consequences of moralized attitudes, with a particular focus the importance of moral convictions and political thoughts, feelings, and behavior.