Elliot Aronson (pictured), professor emeritus of psychology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and author of Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me):Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts, will open Butler University's 2008-2009 J. James Woods Lectures in the Sciences and Mathematics.
Named one of the 100 most eminent psychologists of the 20th century, Aronson is best known for his work on cognitive dissonance and cooperative learning. His other books include Nobody Left to Hate: Teaching Compassion after Columbine and The Jigsaw Classroom: Building Cooperation in the Classroom.
Aronson's presentation begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Reilly Room of Atherton Union on the Butler campus on 18 September. It's free and open to the public.
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