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Public Relations Office, (570) 208-5958
January 28, 2019 - Dr. Christopher Chabris, professor and researcher with the Geisinger Health System and a best-selling author, will deliver King’s College’s annual Science and Humanities Lecture at 7 p.m. Monday, February 11, in the Burke Auditorium.
Titled “Compared to What? Thinking Scientifically in Everyday Decisions,” the lecture is open to the public free of charge.
Dr. Chabris earned his doctorate in psychology and a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Harvard University. His research focuses on attention, intelligence (individual, collective, and social), behavior genetics and decision-making.
“Every decision we make, no matter what kind, involves a comparison of options. But sometimes we don’t consider options, don’t consider the right options, or even realize that options exist,” according to Chabris. “In this presentation, I will explain why we often fail to make the right comparisons and I’ll give several examples of how asking - compared to what? - might improve our decision-making.”
Chabris is also the co-author of “The New York Times” bestseller “The Invisible Gorilla: How our Institutions Deceive Us.”
The Burke Auditorium is located in the William G. McGowan School of Business, N. River and W. Union streets, Wilkes-Barre. Parking will be available in on-campus lots. For more information, please contact Dr. Bernard Prusak, director, McGowan Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility, at (570) 208-5900, ext. 5689.
Dr. Christopher Chabris