Community Lecture - Luke Conway

The Perils of Forced Agreement: Why Americans Were Divided on COVID-19 and What We Should (and Shouldn't) Do About It

Luke Conway

Department of Psychology

Dr. Lucian Gideon Conway, III received his master’s degree and doctorate from the University of British Columbia after receiving his bachelor’s degree from Baylor University. He is currently a professor of Psychology at the University of Montana. He additionally serves as an associate editor of “Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin” and is an elected Fellow in the Society of Experimental Social Psychology. His primary research interests revolve around (1) how shared cultural beliefs emerge, persist and have influence and (2) the causes of complex (as opposed to simple) thinking and the subsequent consequences on decision-making in political and social arenas. He is the author of more than 80 articles, commentaries and book chapters in these areas, and his work has been featured in major media outlets such as the Washington Post, New York Times, USA Today and BBC Radio.