Invited Lecture by Dr. Nyla Branscombe
We invited Professor Branscombe of the University of Kansas (USA), who is active in psychological research regarding the resolution of prejudice and conflict among groups, to give a lecture. The lecture was based on empirical data about the basic processes of collective guilt, among other things.
Psychology Lecture Series, Graduate School of Environmental Studies – School of Informatics and Sciences, Nagoya University
Date: November 30, 2010
Speaker: Dr. Nyla Branscombe
(Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Kansas)
Title of the lecture: Moral Rights and Obligations: Historical Victimization Reminders in Victims and Observers
Abstract of the lecture：I will consider how historical victimization is used by victimized groups in the present to legitimize their current harm doing; that is, history is seen by victim groups as providing them with moral rights. Among observers, however, historical victimization is perceived as entailing moral obligations to not do harm. Consequences for victim judgments when observers perceive those victims as violating expectations and doing harm or failing to help others are addressed.