Catherine Sanderson - Why We Act

Catherine Sanderson - Why We Act - Zoom Live
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 7:00pm


Catherine Sanderson will be discussing her book Why We Act: Turning Bystanders into Moral Rebels. 

Join this event Tuesday October 13, 2020 at 7 pm MST. 

Registration Link HERE


Why do good people so often do nothing when a seemingly small action could make a big difference? A pioneering social psychologist explains why moral courage is so rare—and reveals how it can be triggered or trained.

We are bombarded every day by reports of bad behavior, from sexual harassment to political corruption and bullying belligerence. It’s tempting to blame evil acts on evil people, but that leaves the rest us off the hook. Silence, after all, can perpetuate cruelty. Why We Act draws on the latest developments in psychology and neuroscience to tackle an urgent question: Why do so many of us fail to intervene when we’re needed—and what would it take to make us step up?

A renowned psychologist who has done pioneering research on social norms, Catherine Sanderson was inspired to write this book when a freshman in her son’s dorm died twenty hours after a bad fall while drinking. There were many points along the way when a decision to seek help could have saved his life. Why did no one act sooner?

Event is FREE and open to the public. 

Event address: 
180 North 8th Street
Boise, ID 83702
Why We ACT: Turning Bystanders Into Moral Rebels Cover Image
ISBN: 9780674241831
Availability: On Our Shelves Now in Boise or Caldwell
Published: Belknap Press - April 7th, 2020

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