KU social psychologists lead Nov. 17 lecture series

KU social psychologists lead Nov. 17 lecture series

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Branscombe (left), Biernat

Nyla Branscombe and Monica Biernat, psychology professors from University of Kansas, will deliver lectures as part of the Roberta A. Morris Lecture series Nov. 17 at Burnett Hall Room 79.

Branscombe’s lecture, “When and why are victims expected to be more humanitarian than non-victims?” is at 10:30 a.m.

Branscombe’s research area is social psychology. The two broad topics of social psychology that she focuses on include intergroup relations and attributional judgment processes.

Biernat’s lecture, "Stereotypes as shifting standards: Giving and translating feedback,” is at 2 p.m.

Biernat is the editor for Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. She also is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and Association of Psychological Science. Biernat is an expert on gender issues and the use of stereotypes and person perception in judgments and standards.

The lectures are free and open to the public.