Connecting Minds 2014May 30 & 31, 2014
Previous Keynote Speakers

CM 2008 - Dr. Elliot Aronson


Professor Emeritus at the University of California at Santa Cruz and Distinguished Visiting Professor at Stanford University, Dr. Aronson's keynote address at the inaugural CM 2008 was entitled, "Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts".



 

CM 2009 - Dr. Sam Gosling


Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Texas, and winner of the APA's Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contibutions, Dr. Gosling presented a decade worth of research on what our "stuff" says about us in his 2009 CM keynote address, "A Room with a Clue".




 

CM 2010 - Dr. Albert Bandura


Winner of the APA's Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award, the William James Award of the APS, and the David Starr Jordan Professor of Social Sciences in Psychology at Stanford University, Dr. Bandura is without dispute one of the most influential psychologists of the 20th century.  CM 2010 was honoured to hear Dr. Bandura's fascinating keynote address entitled "Going Global with Social Cognitive Theory".








CM 2011 - Dr. Michael Shermer


Founding publisher of Skeptic magazine (www.skeptic.com), Executive Director of the Skeptics Society, host of the Skeptics Distinguished Science Lecture Series at Caltech, and Adjunct Professor of Economics at Claremont Graduate University, Dr. Shermer has appeared on television shows such as The Colbert Report, 20/20, Dateline, Larry King Live, Donahue, Oprah, and Unsolved Mysteries. Dr. Shermer's keynote address to CM 2011 was entitled, “The Believing Brain: From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies: How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as Truths”.




CM 2012 - Dr. Elizabeth Loftus


Dr. Loftus is a Distinguished Professor in the Departments of Psychology and Social Behavior, Criminology, Law and Cognitive Sciences. She is a Fellow of The Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory at the University of California Irvine, and a Fellow of the Committee of Skeptical Inquiry's CSICOP Executive Council. She has presided over the APA and WPA and has been the recipient of numerous awards and honours.

Dr. Loftus' keynote address to CM 2012 was titled "Manufacturing Memories."
 
 
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