Brummer Psychology Colloquium: Dr. Emily Sandoz, 'Just Two Kinds of Stuff'

Wrather Auditorium

Wrather West Kentucky Museum
Murray, KY 42071

The Dr. and Mrs. Gary Brummer Colloquium Series in Psychology is pleased to present Dr. Emily Sandoz, who will be speaking on the topic "Just Two Kinds of Stuff: How a Contextual Perspective on Ourselves, Others, and Our World Changes Everything."

We spend tons of time trying to understand what folks do, why they do it, and how to make them do it differently. This interest has supported not only a whole discipline focused on prediction and influence of behavior, but also a proliferation of commercial products designed to teach humans a new way to understand and influence each other. And so we have words (lots and lots of words) for just about every aspect of human experience and behavior. This presentation aims to introduce an alternative to complicated storytelling. Dr. Sandoz provides an overview of a contextualist perspective on behavior, which creates a foundation for understanding and changing our lives and the world we live in.

Dr. Sandoz is the Emma Louise LeBlanc Burguieres/BORSF Endowed Professor of Social Sciences in the Psychology Department at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She is the Director of the Louisiana Contextual Science Research Group and the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science. Dr. Sandoz has co-authored three books on acceptance and commitment therapy for struggles with eating and body image. She also practices as a clinical psychologist.

This event is free and open to the public.

1 Continuing Education credit is also available free of charge to area professionals in attendance.

CE objectives:

Participants will:
• describe the two (or three) kinds of stuff that makes up contextual analysis;
• compare a contextual perspective with our typical approach to understanding behavior;
• list three action implications of taking a contextual perspective.

Murray State University Department of Psychology is approved by the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology (KBEP) to sponsor continuing education for credential holders. MSU Dept. of Psychology maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Thursday, 19 September, 2019


Esther Malm

Phone: 2708096360