Science Challenging Commonsense
Date: Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Slayter Hall Auditorium
Denison University’s Kantor Lecture Series presents two lectures by Eugene Borgida, professor of psychology and law at the University of Minnesota. The first lecture, titled “Bringing the Mind into the Courtroom: Using Science to Challenge Commonsense,” will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1, in the auditorium of Slayter Hall (200 Ridge Road).
Date: Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Time: 12:30 PM
Location: Burton D. Morgan Center Lecture Hall
The second, titled “The Generalizability of Gender Bias:
Effects of Sexism, Expertise, and Accountability on Labor Arbitration Decisions,” is part of a Psychology Colloquium taking place at 12: 30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 2, in the lecture hall of the Burton D. Morgan Center (150 Ridge Road). Both events are free and open to the public.
Borgida has served as co-director of the Center for the Study of Political Psychology, which he co-founded, and co-editor of the journal, Political Psychology. Borgida’s research interests include social cognition, attitudes and persuasion, psychology and law, and political psychology. He has published over 90 research articles and six books including “Beyond Commonsense: Psychological Knowledge in the Courtroom” and “The Political Psychology of Democratic Citizenship.” Borgida also has provided expert testimony and litigation consultation in over two dozen legal cases involving employment discrimination.