Scott P. King (Shenandoah University, USA)

June 21, 2018, 1-2.30 p.m., 02.102 (Philo II)


Sister Jean Dolores-Schmidt, a 98-year-old nun and team chaplain for Loyola University Chicago, became a sensation in both social and traditional media during her schoolโ€™s underdog run to the 2018 USA collegiate menโ€™s basketball tournament semifinals. In this presentation, I examine her rise in popularity, and subsequent backlash to that popularity, through the lens of social psychological theories on aging and stereotypes, using Twitter as a basis for qualitative analysis.

Scott King is Associate Professor of Psychology at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia, USA and Visiting Lecturer in the Obama Institute at JGU Mainz.


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