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Harrington Distinguished Visiting Professor, 2014-2015

PLEASE NOTE: The Harrington Distinguished Visiting Professor lecture with Dr. John T. Cacioppo and Dr. Stephanie Cacioppo on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 7:30 p.m., has been canceled. Due to a sudden health problem, our guest speakers have been forced to cancel their visit to the BW campus.

For more information, please contact the Psychology Department Office at 440-826-2197.

Harrington Psychology Colloquium Series
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Harrington Visiting Professor series, which is generously supported by an endowment to the Department of Psychology in honor of Kathryn Grover Harrington ('23) and Robert A. Harrington. As part of the Harrington Visiting Professor Series, the Psychology Department offers regular colloquia or lectures with experts in various fields of Psychology. Past colloquia have included school violence, multicultural psychology, forensic psychology, clinical hypnosis, eating disorders, autism disorders, and domestic abuse. The colloquia are free and open to the public.

Recipients of the Harrington Distinguished Visiting Professor award include:
Dr. Melba Vasquez, 2013-2014 Dr. Barry Schwartz, 2012-2013
Dr. Laurence Steinberg, 2011-2012
Dr. Carol Tavris, 2010-2011
Dr. Robert Sapolsky, 2009-2010
Dr. David Matsumoto, 2008-2009
Dr. Larry Squire, 2007-2008
Dr. James Garbarino, 2006-2007
Dr. David H. Barlow, 2005-2006
Dr. Daniel Schacter, 2004-2005
Dr. David M. Buss, 2003-2004
Dr. Sandra Scarr, 2002-2003
Dr. Elliot Aronson, 2001-2002
Dr. Philip Zimbardo, 2000-2001
Dr. James, McGaugh, 1999-2000
Dr. Elizabeth Loftus, 1998-1999
Dr. Albert Bandura, 1997-1998
Dr. Robert Sternberg, 1996-1997
Dr. Anthony Marsella, 1995-1996

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