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Anti-dominance as a Motive in Arab Support for Agression Against the West
Why would an American support war in the Arab world? Why would an Arab support terrorism? Conventional wisdom would say that in both situations, the person is looking for their group to dominate the other. But is this the case? Research from a study conducted simultaneously in the United States and Lebanon shortly after September 11 calls into question some of this conventional wisdom. In particular, the relative power of the group in a conflict may be related to the motives behind supporting aggression against the other side. Dr. Henry will discuss these results in the context of modern day approaches to conflict resolution, and will also talk about how he is planning to pursue these ideas at the new campus of New York University - Abu Dhabi.
Dr. P.J. Henry is Associate Professor of Psychology at New York University -- Abu Dhabi. He received his PhD from UCLA in 2001. Among his postdoctoral positions has included a year teaching at the American University of Beirut, and a Humboldt fellowship at the University of Bielefeld, Germany.
For More Information, Please Contact Dr. Angela Maitner at [email protected].