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Contending with Wealth Inequality: The Role of Perceiving Procedural Injustice in Galvanizing Social Change

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
12 noon – 12:45 p.m.
Research & Collaborative Study Area, 1st Floor, Boatwright Library


Dr. Crystal Hoyt
Professor of Leadership Studies and Psychology
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Jepson School of Leadership Studies

Dr. Hoyt will discuss the legitimacy of social institutions and how people judge the fairness in processes to allocate resources. This perception of legitimacy often differs between conservatives and liberals. Her recent research confirms that whether or not people are motivated to contest wealth inequality hinges on whether they view the disparity to be a result of an unfair system and this perception depends largely on political ideology.

Read Dr. Hoyt’s publications in the UR Scholarship Repository.

Taking place in an open venue in the library, The Visible Scholar Series provides a space for informal faculty talks on new publications. Students, staff and faculty can listen and view a scholar in action.