Masterclass with Professor Shalom Schwartz

21 February 2018
Institute of Advanced Studies, UWA
Postgraduate Students, Early Career Researchers, Academics, Professional Researchers

**This Masterclass is Full**

Current Advances in the Theory, Measurement, and Application of Human Values

A masterclass with Professor Shalom Schwartz, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel and 2018 Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

Values have been of interest to scholars for over a century, yet there are still important developments to be made in our understanding of values, including:

  1. the range and nature of values,
  2. how values can be used to characterise societies, groups, and individuals,
  3. how values change over time and across age and life stage, and
  4. how best to measure these phenomena at different levels.

Join Professor Shalom Schwartz for a masterclass discussing anything and everything related to the study of human and cultural values. This masterclass is targeted at postgraduate students and early career researchers who have a special interest in values theory, measurement, and application.

Shalom H. Schwartz is an Emeritus Professor of Psychology at the Hebrew ‎‎University of Jerusalem. He received his PhD in social psychology from the University of ‎‎Michigan-Ann Arbor and has taught at the University ‎‎of Wisconsin-Madison, Princeton, and the Hebrew University. He also served as Scientific Supervisor of the Socio-Cultural Research Laboratory of the National Research University-Higher School of Economics in Moscow. He is past president of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology and a fellow of the American Psychological Association. He is a recipient of a distinguished Career Award from the American Sociological Association and, in recognition of his career as a researcher, mentor, and teacher, the highest civilian prize awarded to researchers by the State of Israel. 

Schwartz was a member of the European Social Survey scientific board for 19 years and authored its Human Values Scale, part of its semi-annual surveys of representative samples across Europe. His seminal articles on individual and cultural values have been cited more than 70,000 publications. His research includes studies relating values to political orientations, prosocial behaviour, emotions, subjective well-being, everyday behaviour, and studies of value development and transmission, value measurement, and value differences among ethnic, gender, and religious groups, countries, and relations of values to national policies.

  • This masterclass is part of the Values Impact Forum, taking place at The University of Western Australia on 22-23 February 2018. This international conference will bring together researchers, business, educators and government interested in examining the impact personal and cultural values have on important social issues.
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