Psychology Club Speaker Series

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The Ohlone College Psychology Club is proud to announce the following Psychology Club Speaker Series.

Dr. Harriet Hall, Evaluating Evidence in Medicine: What Can Go Wrong?

Picture of Dr. Hall - speakerDr. 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.
  • 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?
Date: Friday, October 5th, 2018
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.

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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

Previous Speakers

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