Have you wondered why people undergo religious conversion, change their political affiliation, suddenly endorse conspiracy theories, alter their taste in music, or seek hypnosis to quit smoking? What is common to these processes of change, and how does resistance to change play out across these seemingly different contexts?
Explore these topics through an event series hosted in conjunction with the SNF Paideia designated course How We Change: Social-Psychological and Communication Dynamics taught by Dolores Albarracín.
Guest Speaker: Dr. Meanley applies his background in social and behavioral epidemiology to inform HIV-affected communities’ resilience factors and processes over the life course. Much of Dr. Meanley’s work has acknowledged intersectional experiences of stigma as ongoing barriers to HIV treatment and prevention, and psychological well-being, particularly among men who have sex with men and transgender women. Dr. Meanley is currently working on community-level projects that aim to balance minimizing HIV stigma and misinformation with identifying and supporting factors that facilitate engagement in HIV-related healthcare.
Registration limited to folks with a Penn ID Card. Space is limited.