The Alan E. Kazdin Endowed Lecture in Psychology

Dr.Michael Shermer

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The annual lecture is in honor of Professor Alan Kazdin, Musser Professor of Psychology at Yale University, and an alumnus of our department (B.A. 1967). This generous endowment funds an annual lecture featuring distinguished psychologists from across the nation.

Using Psychology to Understand Why People Believe Weird Things

Dr. Michael Shermer

Dr. Michael Shermer is the Founding Publisher of Skeptic magazine, the Executive Director of the Skeptics Society, a monthly columnist for Scientific American, the host of the The Skeptics Society's Distinguished Science Lecture Series, and Adjunct Professor at Claremont Graduate University and Chapman University.

His books include the New York Times bestsellers, Why People Believe Weird Things, and The Believing Brain, which present his comprehensive theory on how beliefs are born, formed, nourished, reinforced, challenged, changed, and extinguished.

Please join us for this fun and fascinating conversation with one of the Nation's leading skeptics and critical thinkers.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Barrett Ballroom 3:00 - 4:00 pm*

*A book signing to follow question and answer session. 


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