What Psychology Can Offer Civic Education

Professional Development

Guest Speaker: Dr. Mylien Duong

We are living and teaching in a hyper-polarized society undergoing rapid change. Preparing young people to successfully address these challenges will require building skills for collaborating across differences. During this session, Dr. Mylien Duong will discuss the connection between the development of moral reasoning, cognitive biases, and political polarization. She is the Senior Director of Research at the Constructive Dialogue Institute, a non-partisan non-profit aimed at preparing the next generation of citizens, and an affiliate assistant professor at the University of Washington. Participants will leave with tools and strategies for applying new skills within the classroom that foster students' civic knowledge, dispositions, and identities.