Intuitive theories are developed early in childhood to help us make sense of a complex world. Theories help us explain events, predict outcomes, and reason about whether and why something might occur. This workshop highlights research applying our understanding of intuitive theories to the social world: how do children and adults reason about social disparities, and how is this influenced by their ability to understand and explain social structures? What kinds of theories do people hold about how society changes over time and what causes these changes? We will address these questions with an eye towards understanding how people think about inequality and will conclude the workshop with a roundtable discussion of the role that psychology researchers have in addressing injustice.
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