Date: Tuesday, June 16 & Thursday, June 18, 2020 (Friday, June 19 in Australia/Asia)
Length: 60 minutes
Host/Facilitator: Session A & B are hosted by Melanie Langer.
RSVP: required, meeting is open to everyone
Platform: Zoom meeting
Sponsor: Conflict Science Institute
Multiple sessions: Each session will be unique, please join both!
Session A: (EU/US): Tuesday, June 16, 2020, 9:00 a.m. Seattle (UTC -7) (12 noon Miami, and 5:00 p.m. London time.)
Session B (AUS/Asia/US/EU): Thursday June 18 2:00 p.m. Seattle time (5:00 p.m. Miami, 10:00 p.m. London, and (in Australia/Thailand/China on Friday) at 9:00 a.m. in Auckland, 7:00 a.m. in Sydney, 5:00 a.m. in Perth/China, and 4:00 a.m. in Bangkok.
Do DMM strategies show up in the arts, and how are they represented? Can we identify the use of DMM strategies in television shows and movies? Do TV shows have deep emotional resonance precisely when the writers and actors on those shows have a good intuitive grasp of DMM strategies, making the characters and their interactions ring true? And finally, what can we learn from these television shows and film that might serve as jumping off points for new avenues of exploration into these strategies and how they interact with one another, both intrapersonally and interpersonally?
Using live clips from the show, we will explore these questions this coming week using the first episode of the TV show Mad Men. We’ll be using the first episode so that the session will be accessible to everyone (with the hope that you’ll be able to watch it between now and then). Mad Men is available on Amazon Prime, Google Play, and YouTube. Melanie will facilitate discussion about participants’ take on what strategies the characters use and informal sense of group reliability,
If you’re new to the show, these lists of characters (and cast) may be helpful in keeping track:
Melanie Langer, the session facilitator, holds a Ph.D. in Social Psychology from New York University. Her research focuses on individual differences in strategies for maintaining and increasing well-being, particularly in the context of larger systems. She has a background in evolutionary and moral psychology studying prosocial behavior, in attachment theory investigating relational dynamics, and in the impact of cognitive frameworks on variation in attitudes and behavior. Her research has drawn on these ideas to inform investigations into decisions in a variety of sociopolitical domains, including societal norms, ideology, ethics-motivated consumer behavior, communication and persuasion, and collective action. Her research has resulted in seven publications in leading international peer-reviewed journals, including two first-author papers. In addition to disseminating research findings through publications, she has presented these findings at international conferences and as an invited speaker. She also provides research-based consulting in culture and ethics, semantic framing, and process redesign and change management. As an affiliate of the group Ethical Systems based at the NYU Stern School of Business, she contributes research-based blog posts intended for a broad audience to the group’s blog.
Upcoming Coffee House sessions
[ina] mina miny moe: A vs C anger, what’s the difference and what do Intrusions of Negative Affect look like? This will be a no-host session, group discussion and sharing of real world examples as we explore how to differentiate A-anger from C-anger. Pending date is June 23 and 25, 2020.
Introduction to the Meaning of the Child interview, by Benedict Grey, Roehampton University, July 7 and 9, 2020. The Meaning of the Child Interview (MotC) uses a parenting interview to illuminate the nature of parent-child relationships. It is based on DMM attachment theory but aims to assess both risk and resilience in specific parent-child relationships. Dr. Grey will introduce the interview, and will also be hosting a MotC attachment training online using Zoom for all time zones in mid 2020. For more information see http://www.meaningofthechild.org/.