Psychology Author, Blogger Lilienfeld to Speak at USD

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”)

About the University of San Diego

The University of San Diego sets the standard for an engaged, contemporary Catholic university where innovative Changemakers confront humanity’s urgent challenges. With more than 9,000 students from 69 countries and 50 states, USD is the youngest independent institution on the U.S. News & World Report list of top 100 universities in the United States. The university's eight academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, the School of Law, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, and the Division of Professional and Continuing Education. USD's Envisioning 2024 strategic plan capitalizes on the university’s recent progress and aligns new strategic goals with current strengths to help shape a vision for the future as the university looks ahead to its 75th anniversary in the year 2024.