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Let’s Talk About Death

Professor Karen Dobkins

This lecture will explore how we as a culture and as individuals think — or actually try not to think — about death. Drawing from philosophers, psychologists, spiritual leaders, and direct experience, Professor Dobkins will discuss the “predicament” of human existence, and what it means to die, all embedded in the context of what it means to really live.

Instructor: Karen Dobkins received her PhD in neuroscience and is now a professor in the Psychology Department at UC San Diego. Although her main area of research has been infant and child development, her most recent research passion is in the area of mindfulness and mental well-being. Outside the world of research, she enjoys blending mindfulness with her expertise in psychology/neuroscience to create workshops and environments aimed at improving well-being. She loves to give inspirational talks, including two recent TEDx talks, The Space Between Kansas and Oz and If Passion Weren’t Scary It Wouldn’t Be Passion.

Coordinator: Jim Wyrtzen

Course Number: OSHR-70163   Credit: 0 units


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Dates Class Type Section ID Fee
01/17/2018 In-class 128903 $0.00  

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