Group Dynamics Seminar Series

The Group Dynamics Seminar series is considered one of the longest running seminar series in the social sciences. It has been running uninterruptedly since it was founded by Kurt Lewin in the 1920’s in Berlin. A very important feature of this seminar today is its interdisciplinary nature. Recent seminars have included discussions in “Law and Psychology,” “Racism and Discrimination,” “Social Media,” and “New Directions in Social Psychology”

For further details and Zoom webinar links for upcoming presentations, visit each presenter’s description page. Past presenters are also listed below, and recordings of past presentations can be accessed from their individual pages.

Raymond Mar

Raymond Mar

Interpersonal Relations in Narrative Fiction, Real-Life, and In-between (*pre-recorded)

Monday, October 26, 2020 (3:45 PM – 5:00 PM)

Karen Dill-Shackleford

Karen Dill-Shackleford

Pop Culture Characters as Avatars and Extensions of the Self: On Dynamic Audience Involvement and Dual Empathy

Monday, November 2, 2020 (3:45 PM – 5:00 PM)

Ivan Yuen

Ivan Yuen

Roundtable Discussion

Monday, November 9, 2020 (3:45 PM – 5:00 PM)

Özen Odağ

Özen Odağ

WEIRD audiences, WEIRD entertainment! A reflection of ethnocentrism and cultural relativism in media entertainment scholarship

Monday, November 30, 2020 (3:45 PM – 5:00 PM)

Stuart Soroka

Stuart Soroka

Political Sorting in U.S. Entertainment Media Selection

Monday, December 7, 2020 (3:45 PM – 5:00 PM)

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Meghan Sanders

Meghan Sanders

Can Entertainment Change the World?: Entertainment Media and Socially Conscious Experiences

Monday, October 19, 2020 (3:45 PM – 5:00 PM)

Alex Bonus

Alex Bonus

Celebrating Your Circle of Life: Audience Responses to Nostalgic Entertainment

Monday, October 12, 2020 (3:45 PM – 5:00 PM)

Allison Eden

Allison Eden

Entertainment as Depletion or Replenishment

Monday, October 5, 2020 (3:45 PM – 5:00 PM)