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Michael Shermer: Using Psychology to Understand Why People Believe Weird Things

Dr. Michael Shermer specializes in the psychology of belief and how ideas change our behaviors.

His books include the New York Times bestsellers "Why People Believe Weird Things" and "The Believing Brain." His book, "The Mind of the Market," applies his psychological theories to business, finance, and economics.

Dr. Shermer has appeared at TED, on The Colbert Report, 20/20, Dateline NBC, and science and skeptical conferences around the world.

Please join us for this fun and fascinating conversation. FREE to the public! Talk will take place in the Student Union Building, Barrett Ballroom. CLICK HERE for further details.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    This looks like a wonderful topic and presenter. But SJ is so far away. How about an encore in Marin or SF?

    October 8, 2013

    • Sheldon W. H.

      Dr. Shermer is a very well known speaker and author. He's being hosted by San Jose State University. Incidentally, when I lived in Bakersfield, I would have driven for hours to hear someone of his caliber speak...and had to.

      October 8, 2013

  • Ming L.

    Thanks for sharing this talk info. Dr Shermer is one of my favorite authors. The believing brain is one of the major root cause of increasing polarity & discord. It is the precursor of bias & hence the root of all world disagreements - regardless of education or how smart; the only difference is the degree of reasoning.

    October 8, 2013

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