John Jost教授講演会(第28回グローバルCOE共催講演会:ユニットB) | 名古屋大学情報学研究科 心理学講座 唐沢研究室


John Jost教授講演会(第28回グローバルCOE共催講演会:ユニットB)


場 所:京都大学稲盛財団記念館3F大会議室(京都市左京区吉田下阿達町46)

講演者:John Jostニューヨーク大学心理学部教授

演題:Left & Right: The Psychological Basis of a Political Distinction

Professor Jost will summarize recent theoretical and empirical advances concerning the scientific understanding of the relationship between certain psychological variables and left-right political orientation. More specifically, he will summarize converging lines of research that link basic social, personality, cognitive, motivational, and even neurophysiological processes to ideological differences between the left and the right. He will also discuss situational factors that are capable of inducing “liberal” and “conservative” shifts in political attitudes. These findings and many others suggest that, contrary to received wisdom in the social and behavioral sciences over the past several decades, political ideology is indeed a meaningful force in people’s lives and that it may be rooted in fundamental psychological antinomies, including general preferences for stability vs. change, order vs. complexity, certainty vs. ambiguity, familiarity vs. novelty, conformity vs. creativity, and loyalty vs. rebellion. Implications for psychology and society will be discussed.