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.
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
firstname.lastname@example.org or 413-542-8357.