B.E. GOOD! Podcast | Dominic Packer: How to Harness the Power of Us

In this episode, we speak with Dr. Dominic Packer, Professor of Psychology at Lehigh University. His research investigates how people’s identities affect conformity and dissent, racism and ageism, solidarity, health, and leadership. He is the co-author of the new book “The Power of Us – Harnessing our shared identities for personal and collective success” written with his friend and Associate Professor of Psychology and Neural Science at New York University, Jay Van Bavel.

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During our conversation, we learned:

  • The definition of “social identities,” and how they influence our behavior 
  • One big factor that is driving political polarization
  • How to practice “transformational leadership” 
  • Why understanding social identities is a critical part of tackling the big challenges that humanity faces like inequality, climate change and threat to democracy

To learn more about Dominic and his work, visit https://www.powerofus.online/ 

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