Our objective is to open up our students to the brightest minds in their respective fields and to expose them to new ways of thought.
Washington, D.C. (Vocus) April 9, 2010
Argosy University , Washington DC will host a lecture on critical thinking to be delivered from 10-11:30 a.m. on April 10 by Emory University's Professor of Psychology, Dr. Scott Lilienfeld. Lilienfeld is a research psychologist and nationally recognized advocate for rational and scientific thought.
The presentation, titled "Blink or Think? When to Trust – and Not to Trust – our Commonsense Intuitions" will be made in Room 709 at the Argosy University campus located at 1550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22209. Seating is limited, so making a reservation at auwsacs(at)argosy(dot)edu is recommended.
Lilienfeld has studied critical thinking and related topics extensively over the last two decades. More than a dozen of his written works focus on pseudoscience in psychology. He has also written more than 200 articles, books and book chapters. After graduating with a B.A. in Psychology from Cornell University in 1982, he received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Minnesota in 1990. He worked as an assistant professor at SUNY Albany for four years before teaching at Emory.
With articles published in The New York Times, Newsweek, Scientific American and The Boston Globe, among others, Lilienfeld has written about psychological disorders and served as a member of 11 journal editorial boards. Among his many articles and books are several about pseudoscience and the practices of clinical psychology.
The university is sponsoring Lilienfeld's visit as part of its commitment to promote scientific thinking, critical analysis and evidence-based decision making among psychology professionals, students and in the community.
"Our objective is to open up our students to the brightest minds in their respective fields and to expose them to new ways of thought,” said David Erekson, Ph.D., President of Argosy University's Washington DC campus. "This is our philosophy and the approach taken by our faculty and staff, and when we invite lectures from other institutions, as well. We're looking forward to Dr. Lilienfeld's presentations.”
About Argosy University
Argosy University, with 19 campus locations in 13 states and its online program, is a private academic institution dedicated to providing undergraduate and graduate degrees to students in a supportive learning environment where academic knowledge is enriched by the acquisition of interpersonal skills vital to success. With one of the largest communities of graduate students in the nation, Argosy University offers doctoral and master's degree programs in psychology, business, counseling and education. The institution also offers Bachelor's degree programs in psychology, business and liberal arts. For more information about Argosy University, call (800) 377-0617 or visit http://www.argosy.edu.
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