The Ohlone College Psychology Club is proud to announce the following Psychology Club Speaker Series.
Dr. Hall describes pitfalls in research and offers practical guidance about questions to ask and factors that help to distinguish good science from bad science. Dr. Harriet Hall is a retired family physician, former U.S. Air Force flight surgeon, and skeptic who writes about alternative medicine and quackery for Skeptic and Skeptical Inquirer. She is an outspoken critic of homeopathy, acupuncture, herbal medicine.
Dr. Harriet Hall, Evaluating Evidence in Medicine: What Can Go Wrong?
- What constitutes acceptable scientific evidence?
- What factors might make evidence unacceptable?
- What are some of the things that can go wrong in clinical studies that can invalidate their conclusions?
- Most published research is wrong.
- When you read "New study shows..." how can you decide whether to believe it?
Time: 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Place: Smith Center for the Performing Arts, Ohlone College
Price: Tickets are $10 (general admission)
This event will be ASL Interpreted for the Deaf.
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:
- Meet-and-Greet with James "The Amazing" Randi, Dec 17, 2017
- Hoarding Disorder: Dispelling the Myths and Increasing Awareness of Treatment Strategies, October 13, 2017
- The Psychology of False Confessions by Dr. Patrick O'Reilly, March 30, 2017
- Dr. Marty Klein: Pornography 2016: PornPanic, Public Health, and Porn Literacy, October 14, 2016
- Magda Brown "Overcoming Evil: Surviving the Holocaust", March 10, 2016
- An Evening with James Randi, October 15, 2015
- An Honest Liar - The Amazing Randi Story, April 3, 2015
- SGU-Geo Skeptical Extravaganza and Quiz Show, November 22, 2014
- Nancy Segal "Twins Raised Apart: The Science Behind the Stories", October 10, 2014
- Mary Johnson "How I Became a Nun and Disappointed Mother Teresa: An Examination of Commitment Mechanisms by a Former Nun", February 21, 2014
- 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