Why do we follow Leaders? - Free Online Session

Self-Development & Psychology


Online Live Events


Monday, November 30, 2020


6:30 pm


8:00 pm

Beirut/Lebanon Time

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Event details

Why do we follow Leaders? From a Psychology & Neuroscience Approach Free Online Interactive Session by I Have Learned Academy - In Collaboration with KAS - Konrad Adenauer Stiftung German organization in Beirut

In Lebanon, we have a history of following political leaders or "al za3im" or political parties without really understanding or knowing what is behind this decision or judgement.

We will discuss in this session the topic of "following leaders" from a psychological perspective with the Neuroscientist & Clinical Psychologist: Dr Albert Moukheiber.

We will talk about:
- Why do we follow leaders?
- What is stopping change?
- What are the obstacles for change in societies
- How can Psychology help us in making a change

We will discuss also how we make a decision in following a leader as we are not as gullible as we think, many factors impact how we take decisions, some are individual factors but others are systemic:
- it has nothing to do with intelligence but about who you trust.

We will expand on the concepts on:
- learned helplessness.
- cognitive dissonance.
- importance of the system.

1- شو بيمنع التغيير ؟
2- عوائق التغيير في المجتمعات
3- كيف يساعدنا علم النفس في التغيير؟
4- ليش منلحق الزعيم ؟

Speaker's Bio

Dr. Albert Moukheiber is a neuroscientist and clinical psychologist working in France. He has worked for 10 years in the psychiatry department at the Hôpital Pitié-Salpêtrière, focusing mainly on anxiety disorders and resilience. He now works as a clinician at his practice and teaches at the University Paris 8 in the clinical psychology department. He has also founded Chiasma, a structure that is interested in how our brain reconstructs reality to confirm our prior beliefs and how to promote mental flexibility. Chiasma focuses on how we form opinions and the impact of these mechanisms on our decision making. Albert is also a lecturer and a lead workshop developer for businesses and shares the latest scientific discoveries on behavior and cognition and how they impact our daily lives. He currently works on the factors that impact decision making such as motivated reasoning or cognitive biases.

Booking information

This session is part of the Free Online Series Program done by I Have Learned Academy in collaboration with KAS - Konrad-Adenauer Stiftung: "Innovation & Think Tank Sessions for a better Lebanon"

Booking ahead is a must, places are limited.

This session will be online from the comfort of your home.

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