Addressing the Psychology of ‘Together Apart’

July 9, 2020
1:00 PM EDT

Virtual Meeting




On July 9, Stephen Reicher, a fellow in CIFAR’s Boundaries, Membership and Belonging program and professor at the University of St. Andrews, will draw on social identity theory and research to discuss what measures can help us through the current pandemic, with Kate Geddie, Senior Director, Research at CIFAR.

Stephen Reicher is a social psychologist focused on social identity processes and collective behaviour. Reicher has published widely on crowd action, leadership, nationalism, intergroup hatred, conformity and the psychology of tyranny. He has been consultant to a wide range of bodies, including police agencies, the Equalities and Human Rights Commission, and the Scottish and UK governments. Reicher is a Wardlaw Professor of Psychology at the University of St. Andrews.

Kate Geddie is Senior Director, Research at CIFAR, where she brings together and leads international, interdisciplinary teams working on complex questions. Geddie holds a PhD in Geography from the University of Toronto and has directed public policy research and analysis on a wide range of issues related to higher education, research and innovation in Canada and Europe.

This event is offered in English. French subtitles will be available on the post-event recording.