World-Renowned Psychologist Visits

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

 The Departments of Psychology and Anthropology at the University of West Georgia will host a lecture by Dr. Stanley Krippner on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Technology-enhanced Learning Center (TLC), room 1200. The event is free and the community is invited to attend.

Krippner’s talk, titled “Shamans: The First Psychologists,” will explore the various ways in which shamans receive their “call” and some of the elements of Shamanistic practice that are therapeutic in nature. Krippner, an internationally-known humanistic psychologist, has spent much of his career studying and writing extensively on dreams, altered states of consciousness, hypnosis, shamanism, healing, dissociation and parapsychological subjects. He is currently a professor of psychology at Saybrook Graduate School in San Francisco and has authored and coauthored over 500 books and articles.

Seating for the event is on a first-come, first-served basis and extra credit may be offered at the discretion of individual professors. For more information, contact either departments at 678-839-6510 or 678-839-6455.