Psychology Professor to Discuss “Walking A Mile In Your Shoes”
In the final Chautauqua lecture of the 2011-12 series Thursday, April 26, an Eastern psychology professor will address the subject of empathy.
Dr. Matthew Winslow, an associate professor in the Department of Psychology, will discuss “the barriers to empathy, what empathy can do for us, and how we can increase empathy in all people.” His talk, titled “Walking A Mile in Your Shoes,” will begin at 7:30 p.m. in O’Donnell Hall of the Student Success Building. The event is free and open to the public.
“What can we do about problems like prejudice, aggression, rudeness and intolerance?” Winslow asked. “I will propose that any answer must involve empathy.”
Winslow, who joined the EKU faculty in 1998, teaches courses on social psychology, political psychology, sex, prejudice, empathy, and evolutionary psychology. His research interests include empathy, prejudice, media bias and self-regulation. He earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Macalester College, a master’s in social psychology from the University of California at Santa Cruz and his doctoral degree in social psychology from the University of Minnesota.
This year’s Chautauqua theme has been “Living with Others: Challenges and Promises.”
For more information about the Chautauqua lecture, contact Dr. Minh Nguyen at email@example.com.