"How I Became a Nun and Disappointed Mother Teresa:
An Examination of Commitment Mechanisms by a Former Nun" - Psychology Club Speaker Series
The Ohlone College Psychology Club is proud to announce the latest installment in the Psychology Club Speaker Series.
Due to unforseen circumstances, the October 25 talk by Mary Johnson has been rescheduled to February 21, 2014. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience.
Tickets purchased for the October talk cannot be used for the rescheduled date. Please contact the Smith Center Box Office for a refund.
At 19, Mary Johnson became a nun in the congregation founded by Mother Teresa of Calcutta. Mary rose quickly in the ranks, sometimes traveling with Mother Teresa, and was assigned to prepare fellow nuns for their final vows.
Hear the riveting story of Mary’s dedication to the group and her courageous decision, twenty years after becoming a nun, to leave in search of a fuller life.
Johnson will read from her award-winning memoir, An Unquenchable Thirst, and will analyze the commitment mechanisms groups use to retain members and discuss why it's so hard to break free.
- Cancelled Friday, October 25, 2013 at 7:00pm - please contact the Smith Center Box Office for a refund
- Rescheduled for Friday, February 21, 2014 at 7:00pm
- Jackson Theatre, Smith Center for the Fine and Performing Arts, Ohlone College, Fremont campus
- Tickets - not available at this time for the February event
- $15 General Admission
- $10 Students with Student ID
- Event Parking: $2
- Smith Center Box Office / Information
Sponsored in part by ASOC and Ohlone College.
About the Psychology Club Speaker Series
The Ohlone College Psychology Club began its Speaker Series in Spring of 2009 with the mission of hosting talks from professionals whose work contributes to critical thinking, skepticism, and science.
Each talk is focused on a specific theme which is the topic of discussion and learning at each of our weekly club meetings that semester. This allows us to invite a new prominent speaker to contribute her or his knowledge and perspective every semester. Lively conversation, debate, and collaboration are hallmarks of these events.
The talks are the result of the hard work of Psychology Club members who volunteer their time to plan and execute the entire event. All proceeds are used to fund future educational talks.
If you are interested in joining or learning more about the Ohlone College Psychology Club, please contact Sheldon Helms at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Use these links to learn about past speaker events:
- Bryan & Baxter, Paranormal Claims Investigators, April 1, 2013
- Dr. Carol Tavris "Mistakes Were Made (but not by me)", October 12, 2012
- James Randi, "Prophecy, Divination, and Faith Healing", April 13, 2012
- Dr. Anthony Pratkanis, "Selling FlimFlam" The Social Psychology of Influence, October 28, 2011
- Dr. Eugenie Scott, "Evolution vs. Creationism", March 17, 2011
- "My Journey from Evil to Heroism" An Evening with Dr. Philip Zimbardo, November 18, 2010
- "Health Scams and Myths" An Evening with Brian Dunning, April 16, 2010
- "The Real Rain Man" An Evening with Kim Peek, October 30, 2009
- "Why People Believe Weird Things" An Evening with Michael Shermer, March 6, 2009