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ProSocial Action Lab

Teams from around the world will come together to play, learn, research and practice their collaborative skills. This is an opportunity for you to come together as a team and join others that are dedicated to deepening relationships, finding shared purpose, and enhancing group effectiveness.

Participants will also be invited to contribute to a global research project to discern what is most needed at this critical time to create a more prosocial world.

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November 28, 2023

Extremist Groups Require the Greatest Trust Among Members

Good signals are those which clearly differentiate membership in one group versus another; even stronger are those which are also costly to express, and therefore hard to fake.

November 14, 2023

Why Religious Extremism is Maladaptive

November 9, 2023

Why Terrorists Are Misunderstood

November 7, 2023

Hidden Figures: The Untold Story of Terrorist Recruiters

November 20, 2023

Terrorism and the Apocalyptic

Apocalyptic ideas motivate much of the most virulent political violence in the world, stirring what can be called the “fundamentalist mindset.”

November 16, 2023

The Extremist in Historical Perspective: Lessons from the Era of Anarchist Terrorism

Terrorism is used by those who do not have the means to pursue more conventional or moderate strategies to achieve their goals.

November 2, 2023

In the Eye of the Beholder: Parochial Altruism, Radicalization, and Extremism

Radicalization is an inherently relational concept. One can only be radical in relation to someone who is not. Similarly, one cannot be extreme without an accepted center norm. But the center is not a fixed state. It shifts and changes across time, place, circumstance, and culture.

October 24, 2023

What is Radicalization?

October 19, 2023

Why Extremism Isn’t the Real Issue

October 17, 2023

Extremism as Defense

October 31, 2023

Extremist Violence Has Its Roots in Morality, Not Ideology

The ideology behind extremist violence looks remarkably like the “moral sentiments” of empathy, indignation, and shame that are presumed to confer fitness advantages in human social interactions.

October 26, 2023

Conservative Extremists Are Afraid of Threats That Don't Exist

Crucially, the pattern of heightened reactivity and credulity toward potential threats characteristic of the conservative mind is not associated with fearfulness or timidity, but with confidence in the ability to triumph through force.