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Lipsitt-Duchin Lecture Series
What’s Killing Our Kids? Experts discuss behavior that ends young lives
Experts will explore the behaviors killing this country’s youth – including suicide, substance abuse, self-mutilation and bullying – Nov. 21 and 22, 2003, in Starr Auditorium of MacMillan Hall at Brown University. The national symposium titled What’s Killing Our Kids? is free and open to the public.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Behavioral misadventures harm more young people every day in this country than all diseases combined. Brown University’s two-day symposium What’s Killing Our Kids? will explore a number of those destructive behaviors, including suicide, substance abuse, self-mutilation and bullying. The event, Nov. 21 and 22, 2003, is free and open to the public.
Keynote speaker Peter Salovey, professor of psychology and dean of the Graduate School at Yale University, will deliver the first address of the symposium, Friday, Nov. 21, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., in the Starr Auditorium, MacMillan Hall, 167 Thayer St. Salovey will discuss “The vagaries of emotional intelligence: How and why otherwise bright people behavior stupidly.”
The following day, leaders in the fields of psychiatry and human behavior will offer eight lectures that explore behaviors devastating the nation’s youth.
“To understand and prevent conditions that place humans in harm’s way, we must discard old impressions that behavior is random, unpredictable and uncontrollable,” said Lewis P. Lipsitt, professor emeritus of psychology, medical science and human development, for whom the lecture is named. “We must fire up the engines that will create a science of human behavior, including behavioral misadventure, as powerful as physics and chemistry and biology combined. ... The cause is urgent.”
The event is sponsored by the Lipsitt-Duchin Annual Lecture Program, the Brown Medical School, the Brown University Lectureships Committee, the Wayland Collegium, and the Charles O. Cooke, M.D., Distinguished Visiting Lectureship.
The following presentations are scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 22, 2003. All sessions will be held in the Starr Auditorium of MacMillan Hall, 167 Thayer St. in Providence.