First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Kaeleigh BrislinFollow

Mentor/s

Alicja Stannard Brent Little

Participation Type

Paper Talk

Abstract

This paper specifically analyzes the reasons for the resurgence of contemporary anti-Semitism. To set the framework for the paper, historical facts and themes across various time periods were used. Within the beginning history sections, various psychological models including the idea of othering, in versus out groups, and René Girard's scapegoat theory were identified as possible contributing factors. Following the dovetail of the psychology and historical precedents, this paper addressed other underlying psychological factors that play a role in contemporary anti-Semitism. These include Holocaust denial and unconscious bias. The paper concludes with other specifics including how social media plays a role in this modern day racism. Finally, the paper addresses various ways of how anti-Semitism can be combatted for example through education, intergroup cooperation, retraining bias thoughts, and most notably the contact hypothesis.

College and Major available

College of Health Professions, Exercise Science UG

Course Name and Number, Professor Name

Honors Capstone Seminar HN 300-D, Brent Little & Alicja Stannard

Location

Digital Commons

Start Day/Time

4-24-2020 2:00 PM

End Day/Time

4-24-2020 4:00 PM

Students' Information

Exercise Science Major

Thomas More Honors student

Graduation - May 2020

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Apr 24th, 2:00 PM Apr 24th, 4:00 PM

How Contemporary Anti-Semitism Is Influenced by Historical Precedent and Psychological Processes

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This paper specifically analyzes the reasons for the resurgence of contemporary anti-Semitism. To set the framework for the paper, historical facts and themes across various time periods were used. Within the beginning history sections, various psychological models including the idea of othering, in versus out groups, and René Girard's scapegoat theory were identified as possible contributing factors. Following the dovetail of the psychology and historical precedents, this paper addressed other underlying psychological factors that play a role in contemporary anti-Semitism. These include Holocaust denial and unconscious bias. The paper concludes with other specifics including how social media plays a role in this modern day racism. Finally, the paper addresses various ways of how anti-Semitism can be combatted for example through education, intergroup cooperation, retraining bias thoughts, and most notably the contact hypothesis.

 

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