Amherst Association of New York

Invites you to join us for

An Evening with Catherine Sanderson
Professor of Psychology

The Psychology of Good & Evil

Thursday, May 30, 2013
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

at the home of
Launa Schweizer '91 and Bill Lienhard '90
361 1st Street
Brooklyn, New York 11215
Nearest Public Transportation: Union Street R, one stop away from
the Barclay's Center transit hub

Drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served.

In 2011, a 2-year-old in China wandered into a busy road and was struck repeatedly by passing cars.  Although people walking and driving in the road clearly saw what had happened, not a single person stopped to help for 10 minutes; the child died of her injuries a week later. In 2007, Wesley Autrey jumped onto subway tracks to save a man who had experienced a seizure and fallen onto the tracks just in front of a train.  What drives human beings to be so horrifically cruel and callous to one another--or so heroically helpful and generous?  Professor Catherine Sanderson will discuss these complex questions, which she has examined with students in her new course on the Psychology of Good & Evil this spring.

Questions? Please contact Ellie Ballard '95 at or 413-542-8357.

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 19:00 to 20:30