Advancing Health Science despite the Psychological Quirkiness of Researchers

July 17, 2015 - 12:15pm to 1:15pm
Kevin Weinfurt, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

In an effort to produce valid knowledge based on data, health care science must battle the interfering effects of certain aspects of psychology. These challenging aspects of human psychology were identified early on in the history of the scientific method. In this talk, we will discuss some of these aspects of human psychology that can interfere with producing high quality science, along with some strategies to combat these tendencies. Lunch will be provided.