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3/16/17
Ethics in the Real World with Professor Peter Singer (Part Two)
Peter Singer has been described as the world’s most influential living philosopher. His book Animal Liberation is credited with having triggered the animal rights movement, while his work on global poverty has played an important role in promoting Effective Altruism, which encourages more effective giving to help people in extreme poverty. He is professor of bioethics at Princeton Univ. and now spends part of each year at the University of Melbourne, in Australia, where he is Laureate Professor.

3/23/17
The Distracted Mind with Professor Larry Rosen
Most of us will freely admit that we are obsessed with our devices. We pride ourselves on our ability to multitask — read work email, reply to a text, check Facebook, watch a video clip, etc. We can do it all, 24/7! Never mind the errors in the email, or the unheard conversation at the table. In The Distracted Mind, Larry Rosen — a neuroscientist and a psychologist — explain why our brains aren’t built for multitasking, and suggest better ways to live in a high-tech world without giving up our modern technology.

3/30/17
Solving the Procrastination Puzzle with Professor Timothy Pychyl.
Dr. Pychyl is a Professor in the Department of Psychology, the Director of the Centre for Initiatives in Education at Carlton University and he has a cross-appointment to the School of Linguistics and Language Studies. His research in psychology is focused on the breakdown in volitional action commonly known as procrastination and its relation to personal well-being. He founded the Procrastination Research Group where they have conducted original research on procrastination.

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