Keynoting at the American Psychological Association in 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. called for "Creative Maladjustment" to address the oppressive forces of the time. Using hip hop and other African-American art forms, specifically jazz, rhythm and blues, and street jazz dance to discuss the global social and economic crises, “The Creative Maladjustment Showcase” integrates psychological and sociological theory into musical pieces to create a showcase that pushes the boundary of both art and science. Hip Hop Psychology is an organization created by Lauren Gardner and Debangshu Roychoudhury, both doctoral students in Psychology at the Graduate Center, CUNY. Join them along with other artists and scholars for an interactive lecture and performance on hip hop discourse and its impact on human development from a global perspective.
Cosponsored by Center for Place, Culture and Politics, the Institute for Research on the African Diaspora & the Caribbean, the Narrating Change Seminar in the Humanities, and the PhD Program in Psychology.