Joe Walther


Joe Walther; our first international presenter


The topic of the presentation will be

"A Theoretical Agenda for Reducing Intercultural Animosity A Virtual Group at a Time."


The presentation concerns an evaluation of theories and studies of computer-mediated communication, from social psychology, communication, and management studies, and their application in virtual groups comprised of potentially antagonistic interethnic constituents, with the aim of reducing antipathy among members and lasting intergroup attitude change. A primary focus will be on relations among Middle Eastern groups in conflict.