Student Life Events at St. George
Fireside Chat: Discussing Religious Intolerance and Social Identity
Feb 15, 2023 12:00 PM
Registration Deadline: Feb 15, 2023 01:00 PM
Event Description: Join us for an engaging conversation with Multi-Faith Centre's Research Fellow Veronica Bergstrom who explores the link between social identity complexity (SIC) and prejudice within religious and nonreligious groups in North America and the impacts of interventions. Over the course of this workshop, discussions on how we can increase SIC levels on ourselves and others to reduce interfaith intolerance will be explored.
Previous research has demonstrated a link between social identity complexity (SIC) and prejudice. However, researchers have yet to explore whether this relationship holds for religious and nonreligious groups in North America. If SIC is related to prejudice for certain groups, then it will be important to create interventions that aim to increase SIC. Over the hour we will brainstorm ways we can increase SIC levels on ourselves and others to reduce interfaith intolerance and the nuances or factors to consider when taking other religious or nonreligious groups into consideration.
Facilitator: Veronica Bergstrom
Veronica Bergstrom is a 5th year Psychology PhD Candidate working in the Intergroup Relations Lab. Veronica's interests are situated broadly in the area of prejudice and stereotyping. Veronica's primary research focuses on religious and nonreligious group biases and ways to reduce intolerance between these groups. Currently, Veronica is working on projects involving stereotype intersectionality, and is investigating how intersecting identitites affect stereotype content.
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