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How Psychology Research Enlightens Us

Myles Cooley, PhD

Research enables us to refute long-standing myths about human behavior and examine new information about manipulative con artists who lack a conscience.

July 25: Great Psychology Myths Busted

Many beliefs about human behavior and other phenomena are passed down from generation to generation. Most of these are not scrutinized and they become urban legends that people believe as the truth. Some of these beliefs have been subjected to research and found to be false. This presentation will debunk some of our most widely held beliefs.

August 8: Inside the Mind of the Sociopath

Sociopaths (or psychopaths) comprise about four percent of the population. Many are “white collar” individuals who are extremely skilled at taking advantage of others financially or personally. Others are aggressive and sometimes violent. Learn about the personality characteristics of these individuals and current theories about the origin and development of this personality disorder.

Instructor: Myles Cooley is a board-certified, licensed clinical psychologist who has practiced in Palm Beach County, Florida, for nearly 40 years. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Bucknell University and his PhD from the University at Albany. He is an instructor at Florida Atlantic University’s Lifelong Learning Society.

Coordinator: Marsha Korobkin

Course Number: OSHR-70162   Credit: 0 units


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Dates Class Type Section ID Fee
07/25/2017 - 08/08/2017 In-class 125157 $0.00  

Day and Time: Tuesday, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Room 129, UCSD Extension Complex, 9600 N. Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla