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Psychology Speaker Series - Religion

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2011
1:15 PM - 2:45 PM EDT
Wisner-Bottrall Applied Technology Center Room 168Map Location

The Roots of Morality: Does Religion Play a Role or is the Tail Wagging the Dog?

Luke Galen, Ph.D.

Dr. Galen is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Grand Valley State University. In this presentation he will consider the root of morality and pro-social behavior. Are we kind and considerate of others because religion creates a set of rules and "commandments" or are these behaviors a natural result of our evolutionary need to live in a community? Dr. Galen will also cover related topics such as why humans construct religions and how religion can create prejudicial beliefs and behaviors.

This event is free. For more information contact Dr. Frank Conner at or (616)-234-3612

Sponsored by Psi Beta.