The Department of Psychological Sciences
in conjunction with the College of Arts and Science presents

Distinguished Lecture Series in Psychology, 2013-2014

Psychological Perspectives on Contemporary Social Issues

September 19, 2013 | Jesse Wrench Auditorium, 3:30 to 5:00 pm

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The psychological and physical costs of perceived discrimination
more information | lecture flyer (pdf) | suggested readings

Brenda N. Major
Distinguished Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychological & Brain Science, University of California Santa Barbara


October 24, 2013 | Jesse Wrench Auditorium, 3:30 to 5:00 pm

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The memory factory: The malleability of memory and its implications for important social issues
more information | suggested readings

Elizabeth F. Loftus
Distinguished Professor of Social Ecology
Professor of Law, and Cognitive Science
University of California Irvine


November 19, 2013 | Jesse Wrench Auditorium, 3:30 to 5:00 pm

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Effects of media violence on mind, brain and behavior
more information | lecture flyer (pdf) | suggested readings

Bruce Bartholow
Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychological Science, University of Missouri Columbia


February 20, 2014 | Jesse Wrench Auditorium, 3:30 to 5:00 pm

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The discriminating infant: Early social judgments and the roots of good and evil
more information | lecture flyer (pdf) | suggested readings

Karen Wynn
Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychology, Yale University


March 13, 2014 | Jesse Wrench Auditorium, 3:30 to 5:00 pm

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The Emperor's new drugs: Medication and placebo in the treatment of depression
more information | lecture flyer (pdf) | program (pdf) | suggested readings

Irving Kirsch
Professor Emeritus
Department of Psychology, the University of Hull, United Kingdom, and the University of Connecticut



April 17, 2014 | Jesse Wrench Auditorium, 3:30 to 5:00 pm

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Blindspot: The hidden biases of good people
more information | suggested readings

Mahzarin R. Banaji
Clarke Cabot Professor of Social Ethics, Department of Psychology;
Cowan Chair in Human Social Dynamics; Harvard University



All lectures are free and open to the public.

For map, parking information, and directions to Jesse Wrench Auditorium in the Memorial Student Union, click here

Distinguished Lecture Series Contact:
Kelly Davis, Department of Psychological Science
573-884-6277, daviskel@missouri.edu