December 1, 2018 at 11:00 pm

Science Cafe | Detecting Deception, Dec. 5

Science Café presents Dr. Julie Suhr on “Detecting Deception” on Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 5 p.m. in the Front Room at Baker University Center.

Suhr, Professor of Psychology at Ohio University, first began studying deception during her undergraduate years, when she used polygraphs in her research. Since then she has studied ways to detect deception–both deception of others and also self-deception–and how they present in the context of clinical assessment and diagnosis.

In her Science Café, Suhr will discuss the evolutionary and psychological theories behind why people deceive others (and themselves) and the challenges to detecting deception in humans in the medical and psychological setting. Suhr specifically will discuss how common medical and psychological deception is, why it can be so hard for people to be aware of deception, and methods that have been developed for detecting deception in the medical and psychological fields.

Dr. Julie Suhr, pictured in her office

Dr. Julie Suhr

Science Café events are held on Wednesdays at 5 p.m. in the Front Room at Baker University Center. They are free and open to students, faculty and staff. Science Café is a venue for students to share their interests informally during a conversation exchange in a friendly setting.

The Science Café is hosted by Dr. Sarah Wyatt, Professor of Environmental & Plant Biology and Vice President of the Ohio University Chapter of Sigma Xi, and Roxanne Malé-Brune, Director of Grant Development and Projects in the Office of the Vice President for Research and Creativity.

Science Café and Café Conversations are sponsored by the Office of Vice President for Research and Creativity and the Ohio University Chapter of Sigma Xi.

Fall 2018 Science Café & Café Conversations

Sept. 19—Dr. Scott Moody, Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences, “Why we need the EPA and ESA for our health?” Watch on A&S TV.

Sept. 26, Conversation—Dr. Laeeq Khan, Assistant Professor of Media Arts and Studies

Oct. 3—Dr. Ronan Carroll, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences Watch on A&S TV

Oct. 17—Dr. Natalie Daniels, Associate Professor in the Voinovich School Watch on A&S TV

Oct. 24, Conversation—Dr. Julie Paxton, Professor of Economics Watch on A&S TV

Nov. 14—Dr. Sarah Wyatt, Professor of Environmental & Plant Biology Watch on A&S TV

Dec. 5—Dr. Julie Suhr, Professor of Psychology Watch on A&S TV

Spring Semester 2019

Jan. 23—Dr. Doug Clowe, Associate Professor of Physics & Astronomy

Jan. 30, Conversation—Julie Owens, Professor of Psychology

Feb. 6—Dr. Lawrence Witmer, Professor of Biomedical Science

Feb. 20—Science Museum Complex, TBD

March 6—Dr. Ryan Chornock, Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy

March 27—Dr. Jacqueline Wolf, Professor of Social Medicine

April 3—Dr. John Kopchick, Distinguished Professor & Goll-Ohio Eminent Scholar Biomedical Sciences

April 10—Dr. Deborah McAvoy, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering

April 11 Research and Creativity Expo


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