ESMT Open Lecture "The Appeal of Extremist Groups in Times of Uncertainty"

Prof. Michael A. Hogg: The Appeal of Extremist Groups in Times of Uncertainty

June 28, 2016

Speaker: Prof. Michael A. Hogg, Professor of Social Psychology, Claremont Graduate University
Moderator: Malte Lehming, Head of Editorial Pages, Verlag Der Tagesspiegel

Change, especially relentless change, can make people feel uncertain about themselves, their identity, and the world they live in. Michael Hogg illuminated the appeal of extremist groups in times of uncertainty and illustrated under which conditions extremist groups become tremendously attractive.