May 22, 2019

Secret Science Club presents Social Psychologist Daniel Yudkin on the “Moral Mind,” TUESDAY, May 28, 8PM @ the Bell House, FREE!

Right or Wrong? From playgrounds to politics, what is “moral” can be different for different people. Social psychologist Daniel Yudkin dives deep into the moral mind, in-groups and out-groups, the high costs of enforcing the rules, and how it all relates to human cooperation. Dr. Yudkin asks:

--How do humans determine what is morally right and morally wrong?
--Are we born with a moral compass? How early in life do we develop a sense of justice?
--How do group memberships influence moral judgments?
--Does social psychology offer any hints for navigating our current political climate?

Daniel Yudkin researches social & moral psychology at Yale University’s Crockett Lab, where he investigates how people assess & influence their surroundings and how transformative experiences change people’s values & behaviors. He is associate director of research at More in Common, a nonprofit devoted to using social science to understand the roots of political divisions. Dr. Yudkin’s work has been featured in the New Yorker, Atlantic, Washington Post, New York Times, and on CNN. His essays have appeared in Scientific American and the New York Times.

--Imbibe our morally ambiguous cocktail of the night, the Right Amount of Wrong
--Groove to harmonious beats
--Stick around for the scintillating Q&A

This edition of the Secret Science Club meets Tuesday, May 28, 8 pm @ the Bell House, 149 7th St. (between 2nd and 3rd avenues) in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Subway: F or G to 4th Ave, R to 9th St.

Doors open at 7:30 pm. Please bring ID: 21+. No cover. Just bring your smart self.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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