'Moral outrage in the digital age'
Humans reliably respond to insult and injury with moral outrage. Judging and punishing others for wrongdoing can deter future harms and promote group cooperation, but can also exacerbate social divides and escalate into destructive cycles of retaliation. This behaviour evolved in the context of small foraging groups, but is now widespread in massive online communities.

In this talk Professor Molly Crockett, Associate Professor of Experimental Psychology, will explore how digital media changes the costs and benefits of moral outrage and its implications for social cohesion.

This lecture will be followed by a drinks reception, all welcome
Date: 17 May 2017, 17:00 (Wednesday, 4th week, Trinity 2017)
Venue: Oxford Martin School, 34 Broad Street OX1 3BD
Venue Details: Lecture Theatre
Speaker: Dr Molly Crockett (University of Oxford)
Organising department: Oxford Martin School
Organiser: Caroline Corke (University of Oxford, Oxford Martin School)
Organiser contact email address: events@oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk
Host: Oxford Martin School (University of Oxford)
Booking required?: Required
Booking url: http://www.oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk/event/2447
Cost: Free
Audience: Public
Editor: Caroline Corke