Lauren Duncan




Lauren Duncan is Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology at Smith College. She received a Ph.D. in Personality Psychology and a Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies from the University of Michigan. A passionate and award-winning teacher, Lauren offers courses in Political Psychology, the Psychology of Women and Gender, and the Psychology of Political Activism. Her scholarly research focuses on two questions: (1) What motivates some people to want to change society whereas others want to keep it the same? (2) What motivates some people interested in political and social issues to act on their beliefs?

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Jan 26th 2017

Learn what motivates prominent women such as Gloria Steinem, Loretta Ross, and others to become involved in activism in this political psychology course. Have you ever wanted to change the world? Have you ever wondered what motivates some people to become activists? What experiences in your childhood or when you were a teenager may have shaped your political identity? Join us, along with Gloria Steinem, Loretta Ross, and others, in a seven-week exploration of these questions and more.

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