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L'étude de la cognition depuis ses bases cérébrales jusqu'à sa régulation sous l'influence de l'environnement social

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15/06/2017 – Jocelyn BELANGER

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Self-Sacrifice for a Cause : The 3N approach


Date : 15 juin 2017
Heure : 10h30 - 12h00
Lieu : Amphithéâtre Paul Collomp

Résumé de la conférence

We are all preoccupied by the coming of death, the moment when the matter that constitutes our bodies stops functioning. Suicide bombers unsettle this firmly established belief by trampling on the fundamental notion of self-preservation. But how do they willingly walk into the jaws of death ? In this talk, I will review recent progress related to the psychology of self-sacrifice. I begin by defining what self-sacrifice is as an object of study and how it is conceptualized and measured as an individual difference. The notion of self-sacrifice will then be situated among other related constructs to emphasize its unique contribution to psychological science. Once its nomological network has been delimited, I discuss several motivational components relevant to self-sacrifice using the 3N model of radicalization (Kruglanski et al., 2014b ; Webber & Kruglanski, 2016) which postulates that extremism happens as a result of three elements coming together : individuals’ Needs, Network, and Narrative. Lastly, I discuss how the power of the 3Ns can also be harnessed for peace building and conciliation.


Dr. Jocelyn J. BÉLANGER
New York University Abu Dhabi

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