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 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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