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Han van der Maas @ Hot Politics Lab

September 16, 2022 @ 3:00 pm 4:00 pm

In this session of the Hot Politics Lab, Han van der Maas (University of Amsterdam) will give a talk titled “Cascading transitions in psycho-social systems”.

The talk will be followed by a Q&A, and everbody is welcome to join via Zoom: https://uva-live.zoom.us/j/96492065253  at 3pm (CET).

Abstract: We all worry about the spread of conspiracy theories, the impact of addiction on people and society, and are amazed by the power of collective learning. My hypothesis is that these apparently very different processes share the same type of dynamics, in which sudden transitions within individuals are part of societal transitions. I will present my intended ERC research on these cascading transitions and will focus primarily on the issue of polarization.