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  • Joel Best to Speak on Damned Lies and Statistics

    September 28, 2010

    Joel Best, Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice at the University of Delaware, will present “Damned Lies and Statistics: The Need for Critical Thinking About Numbers in the Media” at the annual Psychology Chair’s Colloquium on October 14. Best, author of Damned Lies and Statistics; Flavor of the Month: Why Smart People Fall for Fads; and Stat-Spotting: A Field Guide to Identifying Dubious Data, is known as much for his scholarly research on deviance and social problems as he is for his humor. 

    “Best takes an interdisciplinary approach to the social sciences and brings relevance and accessibility to difficult problems in American culture,” said Erica Lilleleht, Chair of the Psychology Department.

    This year’s Psychology Chair’s Colloquium, which is co-sponsored by the Departments of Criminal Justice  and Anthropology, Sociology and Social Work, takes place from 12 – 1:30 p.m. in  Wyckoff Auditorium, Seattle University. This free event is open to the public.

    The College of Arts and Sciences   offers more than 33 undergraduate programs  and 7 graduate programs , including a master’s degree in Psychology.

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