“Like,” Learn, and Launch the Revolution: Promoting social change through social networks and universities
Date: Friday, December 3rd, 2010
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Speakers: Dr. Dan Dolderman and Dr. Romin Tafarodi, Department of Psychology
What do Facebook and U of T have in common, other than sucking lots of hours out of our precious time? The answer lies in their potential to transform our society, namely, to be used as powerful tools for social change.
Social change refers the transformation of cultural and social organizations and structures over time. Our society is never static, and our lives are heavily intertwined with the social, political, economic and cultural changes that occur constantly.
But the question is, how do we promote positive social change? Can we tap into existing tools and institutions, things that are such a fundamental part of our daily life that we, ironically, often take for granted? In this biannual academic seminar organized by the Psychology Students’ Association (PSA), two prominent professors from the Department of Psychology will address these critical questions.
At this seminar, Dr. Dan Dolderman will first discuss how social networking websites can be used to promote positive social change. Next, Dr. Tafarodi will speak about the place of university in envisioning social change. Finally, we will have time for Dr. Dolderman and Dr. Tafarodi to share their insight on each other’s presentations and/or for the audience to ask questions to the two speakers.
Refreshments will be served. Don’t miss out on what is to be a fascinating, mind-opening seminar by two of the best lecturers in psychology on Friday, December 3rd!