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UWF Downtown Lecture Series to present Dr. Carol Tavris

The University of West Florida College of Arts & Sciences will host author and social psychologist, Dr. Carol Tavris, as guest speaker for the next UWF Downtown: A Lecture Series Honoring the Arts and Humanities event. The lecture will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at the Pensacola Little Theatre, located at 400 S. Jefferson St. in Pensacola.

Refreshments will be served at 5:30 p.m., followed by Tavris’ presentation, “Mistakes Were Made (But Not By Me),” at 6 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

Her latest book, co-authored by Elliot Aronson, Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions and Hurtful Acts, has been translated into 13 foreign languagesTavris’ other best-known books include Anger: The Misunderstood Emotion and The Mismeasure of Woman: Why Women are not the Better Sex, the Inferior Sex, or the Opposite Sex.

As a former professor at UCLA, Tavris has written hundreds of articles, essays and book reviews on topics in psychological science for a wide array of publications, including The Los Angeles Times; The New York Times Book Review; The Wall Street Journal; Scientific American and the (London) Times Literary Supplement. Additionally, her writings have been collected in Psychobabble and Biobunk: Using Psychological Science to Think Critically About Popular Psychology.

Tavris is a fellow of three divisions of the American Psychological Association, a Charter Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science and serves on the editorial board of Psychological Science in the Public Interest.

She is a graduate of the University of Michigan, where she earned her Ph.D. in social psychology.

Founded in 2012, UWF Downtown is a four-part lecture series hosted by the UWF College of Arts and Sciences, which promotes the value of the liberal arts in contemporary life. It showcases outstanding teacher scholars who serve the community as UWF faculty, as well as scholars of national prominence who amply illustrate the essential role of the liberal arts in building and sustaining contemporary culture.