Luke Dittrich

Luke Dittrich

By WashU on September 4, 2018 in Fall 2018, Healthcare & Psychology

Co-sponsors: Alpha Epsilon Delta; Alpha Iota Gamma; Frontiers Magazine; MedX; Phi Alpha Theta; Pre-Medical Society; Synapse; University Libraries’ Neureuther Library Lecture Series* The university’s “Frankenstein” bicentennial celebration may be winding down this fall, but not the programming; many enriching events and provocative lectures are on tap this fall focusing on the still-relevant themes that Mary […]

Rachel Pruchno

By Christine Zhao on March 8, 2018 in Healthcare & Psychology, Spring 2018

Although the stigma attached to mental illness seems to be lessening, the fear of being discriminated against because of a mental disorder continues to have a stranglehold on society. Of all the reasons why sufferers do not seek treatment, stigma seems especially insidious as it creates a vicious cycle: the fear of being “found out” […]

David Morris

David J. Morris

By WashU on August 25, 2017 in Fall 2017, Healthcare & Psychology

In David Morris’ influential book, “The Evil Hours: A Biography of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder,” the former infantry officer turned journalist embedded with U.S. military forces during the Iraqi War relives his struggle for survival in an attempt to understand and recover from the debilitating mental injury known as PTSD, so that others can understand and get help.

AS spring 2017 nosek

Brian Nosek

By Barbara Rea on January 26, 2017 in Healthcare & Psychology, Spring 2017 / No Comments

True or False: All published research studies report accurate findings.

If the statement were true, psychologist Brian Nosek wouldn’t have dedicated several years to the Reproducibility Project, a major initiative involving hundreds of scientists volunteering their time to reproduce the results of many significant studies. Find out the results of the project, what they mean to the social science and science disciplines, and recommendations for improving the success rate, at noon on March 22 when Nosek will deliver a talk on “Improving Openness and Reproducibility in Scholarly Communication.”

Sandra Fluke

By Barbara Rea on February 10, 2016 in Healthcare & Psychology / No Comments

Attorney and women’s rights activist Sandra Fluke, who last February testified before the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee on the need to provide access to contraception, will kick off the spring lecture series sponsored by the Danforth Center on Religion & Politics.

Dan Ariely assembly series

Dan Ariely

By Barbara Rea on February 10, 2016 in Business & Economics, Healthcare & Psychology, Spring 2013 / No Comments

In Dan Ariely’s first two books, both New York Times bestsellers, Predictably Irrational and The Upside of Irrationality, the behavioural economist shows how, despite best intentions, we often fail to act in our own best interests.With his third book, The (Honest) Truth about Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone – Especially Ourselves, Ariely has turned his attention to studying dishonesty in American culture. He has some surprising findings to share at an Assembly Series presentation at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, in Graham Chapel. The event is free and open to the public.