University of Findlay’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) has partnered with 50 North to co-host a free public educational series entitled “Ask the Professor.” Held the first Wednesday of every month at 1 p.m., CAHSS faculty members will present on human-interest topics. The goal of the series is to provide a community-wide opportunity to learn and be informed of current events and topics regionally, nationally, and locally.
Presentations will take place at 50 North, located at 339 E. Melrose Ave. at the corner of East Melrose Avenue and North Blanchard Street. While the event is free to the public, advanced registration is required. To register or for further information, please call 419-423-8496.
Upcoming presentations include:
Nov. 6, 2019 – Adam Larson, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology
“It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! No, it’s Superman! A Review of How People Apply Meaning to Their Visual World”
People spend three to four hours a day watching visual narratives. This talk will discuss how our brain begins to apply meaning to what we see and how this leads to comprehension. Larson will also discuss how to improve our comprehension of visual and written narratives.
Dec. 4, 2019 – Andrea Mata, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology
“The Power of Maintaining High-Quality Relationships”
High quality relationships possess the potential to motivate, protect, and heal. This talk lists the characteristics of high-quality relationships, discusses the psychological and physical benefits associated with maintaining them, and suggests ways to improve them.
Jan. 8, 2020 – Allison Kiefner-Burmeister, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychology
“Deceptively Unhealthy Foods: How the Food Industry Psychologically Manipulates the Public to Spend More and Eat Worse”
The food industry uses manipulative packaging, commercials, and language to deceive buyers into making expensive and unhealthy decisions. This talk outlines a few of the psychological tactics that are being used and how the public can avoid falling into the traps.
Learn more about future presentations at https://www.findlay.edu/arts-humanities-social-sciences/ask-the-professor.