The Alan E. Kazdin Endowed Lecture in Psychology
Using Psychology to Understand Why People Believe Weird Things
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Barrett Ballroom 3:00 - 4:00 pm
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.