Department of Psychology

Professor Greg Maio delivers his Inaugural Lecture on The Science of Human Values

Mon May 08 14:13:00 BST 2017

 
Professor Greg Maio delivers his inaugural lecture, lightsaber in hand

Professor Greg Maio

 

On 27th April Professor Greg Maio delivered his inaugural lecture on The Science of Human Values: Why They Explain Nothing and Everything. 

The presentation highlighted evidence that there are strong similarities in values between cultures, despite a widespread belief that values differ between cultures.

To help explain this discrepancy, Professor Maio considered  two decades of research examining how individuals represent values in memory, which showed that values retain the fascinating ability to connect people and differentiate them at the same time.