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Intersection between psychology, Alcoholics Anonymous is focus of annual lecture May 19

Registration deadline for University of Akron event is May 12

Published: May 3, 2017 3:01 PM
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AKRON, Ohio -- May 3, 2017 – The winding road to acceptance and mutual understanding between the discipline of psychology and the Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) organization will be discussed by Dr. Keith Humphries of Stanford University on Thursday, May 18, at the University of Akron.
 
The talk by Humphries, professor and section director for Mental Health Policy at Stanford, will examine the early relationship between psychology and AA, their struggles to accept one another, and the science behind their relationship today. The lecture is part of the 5th Annual Ludy T. Benjamin, Jr., Distinguished Lecture in the History of Psychology.
 
The Ludy T. Benjamin, Jr. lecture is hosted by the Drs. Nicholas and Dorothy Cummings Center for the History of Psychology at UA. The annual event brings together notable speakers, scholars, and the community to learn and discuss important topics and events in the history of psychology and human culture.  
 
The lecture and discussion are scheduled for Thursday, May 18, at UA’s Quaker Station, 120 E. Mill Street in Akron.  Check-in and hors d’oeuvres begin at 5:30 p.m., dinner is at 6:00, and the lecture begins at 7:00. The cost is $50 for general registration, $25 for student registration. One Continuing Education unit is available for $20. Visit http://www.uakron.edu/chp/education/benjamin-lecture.dot to register or to read more about the event.
 
Registration is required by May 12. For more information contact Dorothy Gruich, Cummings Center Coordinator, at gruich@uakron.edu or 330-972-7285.


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