Talk Leach (Lectures series)

Talk Leach (Lectures series)

06.06.2017 12:15 – 13:15

Police Force | Black Protest:
Tracing systems of appraisal, emotion, coping

Since the July 2013 acquittal of George Zimmerman for killing 17-year old Trayvon Martin, the US is again grappling with the moral, political, and social issues of police use of force and Black protest against it (e.g., the Black Lives Matter movement). Guided by temporal models of cognitive appraisal (e.g., Lazarus, 1991; Scherer, 2001) and social psychological models of dynamic coping (e.g., van Zomeren, Leach, & Spears, 2012), several recent studies use cognitive, behavioral, neurological, and physiological indices to trace Black and White participant’s appraisal, emotion, and coping in response to images of police force and Black protest. Findings are consistent with the view that a dynamic, multi-system, temporal process leads individuals to be psychologically “moved” by social events that are personally relevant enough to sustain their attention and to stimulate emotion, motivation, and coping. Methodological, theoretical, and ethical implications will be discussed.


Bâtiment: Campus Biotech

Room H8.01 144.165

Organisé par

Centre interfacultaire en sciences affectives (CISA)


Colin Leach, University of Connecticut

entrée libre


Catégorie: Séminaire

Mots clés: CISA

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