Winnifred R. Louis is an Associate Professor in Psychology at the University of Queensland. Her research interests focus on the influence of identity and norms on social decision making. She has studied this broad topic in contexts from political activism to peace psychology, health and the environment.
From racially motivated comments by some of our most well-known media personalities, to toxic debates about asylum seeker policy and extreme right-wing politicians’ surging popularity in western nations, our communities seem more fractured than ever. So what can be done to create a more cohesive and harmonious society?