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Behavioral Science Speaker Series Slates Third Speaker

October 11, 2007 - Collin College is bringing in its third speaker for its Behavioral Science Speaker Series Thursday, Oct. 25.

Dr. Ludy T. Benjamin Jr., professor of psychology at Texas A&M University, will present "William James and the Temple of Doom: Joy and Intrigue in Archival Research" at 7: 30 p.m. at the Spring Creek Campus Conference Center, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano.

Peering into the lives of noted psychologists, Dr. Benjamin will describe the nature and process of archival research, indicating how an examination of personal papers and letters, manuscripts, and other documents enrich one's understanding of the development of knowledge.

He will also present "The Public's Psychology: A History of the Popular Psychology Magazines in America" 11 a.m.-noon, Friday, Oct. 26. This lecture describes the popular psychology from the late 1800s to the 1960s as manifested in books, newspaper columns, home-study courses, psychology clubs and scores of popular psychology magazines

The series will bring in some of the foremost scholars in psychology and sociology from around the nation to speak.

For more information about the Behavioral Science Speaker Series, contact the division of Social and Behavioral Sciences at 972.881.5800.

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