Allen L. Edwards Psychology Lecture Series

We are excited to present video recordings from the Allen L. Edwards Psychology Lecture Series: The Science of Psychology in the Real World. This popular series brought notable psychologists to the University of Washington to co-present with faculty from the UW Department of Psychology. Together they examined the real-world impacts of research in the fields of nature, adolescence, and the legal system.

This free, public series is made possible by a generous bequest from Professor Allen L. Edwards.

Ecopsychology: Reinventing the Human-Nature Relationship in the Digital Age


Studies demonstrate that we have a physical and psychological need for nature. So why are we more alienated from the environment than ever before? Peter Kahn and Scott Sampson look at our relationship with nature and how we can flourish in sync with the natural world.

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These lectures were recorded on Feb. 20, 2013, by UWTV.

The New Science of Adolescence: Understanding Risky Behavior


Adolescence is a time of change and maturation, but with that growth comes risky behaviors like alcohol and drug use and dangerous sexual behavior. What can be done to promote positive behavior among adolescents? Kevin King and Laurence Steinberg discuss recent studies that explain unsuccessful efforts to change behavior and what can be done to curb dangerous decisions.

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These lectures were recorded on Feb. 27, 2013, by UWTV.

Human Memory and the Law


What kind of roles do human perception, attention, and memory play in the courtroom? Geoffrey Loftus and Elizabeth Loftus discuss specific homicide cases in which human cognition played an important part in determining a verdict. Their lectures look at psychologists who provide expert testimony in court and how those expert opinions impact jurors.

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These lectures were recorded on March 6, 2013, by UWTV.

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