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TitlePsychology Author, Blogger Lilienfeld to Speak at USD
ContactMelissa Wagoner
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On Wednesday, April 6 and Thursday, April 7, Dr. Scott Lilienfeld will present lectures on “Thinking Scientifically about Clinical Psychology” and “The Great Myths of Popular Psychology,” respectively.  The lectures are featured as part of the Michael Haney Distinguished Lectures in Psychological Sciences series.

Scott Lilienfeld is a clinical psychologist and professor of psychology at Emory University in Atlanta. Scott earned his bachelor's degree in psychology from Cornell University and his PhD from the University of Minnesota. His principal areas of research are personality disorders, psychiatric classification and diagnosis, evidence-based practices in psychology, and the challenges posed by pseudoscience to clinical psychology. Scott received the 1998 David Shakow Award for Early Career Contributions to Clinical Psychology, is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, and is a past president of the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology. He is the co-author of Science and Pseudoscience in Clinical Psychology, Psychology: From Inquiry to Understanding, and 50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology: Shattering Widespread Misconceptions about Human Behavior.

These events are free and open to the public and to the press.

WHO: Dr. Scott Lilienfeld, Emory University professor of psychology

WHAT: Dr. Lilienfeld will present his lectures (“Thinking Scientifically about Clinical Psychology” and “The Great Myths of Popular Psychology”) and answer audience questions

WHERE: University of San Diego
Warren Auditorium, Mother Rosalie Hill Hall
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA

WHEN: Wednesday, April 6, 2011 from 6 – 7 p.m. (“Thinking Scientifically about Clinical Psychology”) and Thursday, April 7, 2011 from 12:30 – 1 p.m. (“The Great Myths of Popular Psychology”)

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