WHERE: Café Barrone, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. A 2-minute walk from the Menlo Park Caltrain Station. [Click for Map]
WHAT: On Being Wrong: Admitting (And Even Embracing) Fallibility
In our society — in education, especially — people are encouraged to provide the “right” answer, and are not encouraged to focus on the process utilized to achieve the results. Consequently, most of us hate being wrong. This talk will focus on the psychological processes at work when we make mistakes. If explored and understood, these processes will make it easier to admit when we’re wrong and, even, to help us embrace our fallibility.
WHO: Dr. Marilin Colon, Psychology Lecturer, CSU East Bay
Dr. Colon is a board certified behavior analyst who provides behavior consultation services to children and adults with developmental disabilities throughout the Bay Area. Her main passion is teaching, and she has been focusing on making that her primary occupation for the last several years. She teaches Psychology courses at California State University East Bay, Ohlone College, and Dominican University. As a teacher, she has experienced first-hand the emphasis by both students and administration on obtaining the "right" answer and the negative connotations of being wrong. Her goal is to ebb away from this faulty thinking by teaching her students critical thinking skills that will aid them beyond their college education.
WHEN: 7:30 PM, Thursday, November 13
WHERE: La Peña Lounge, 3105 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley [Click for map]
HOW: Presented as a FREE public service of the Bay Area Skeptics.
If ye value critical thinking, and if ye scorn the flim-flam man, join us, your friends. Skeptics in the Pub is a group of like-minded people informally discussing the latest in science or pseudoscience over good eats & ale.
WHEN: 7PM, Wednesday 28 January(4th Wednesday each month)
WHERE: Fiddlers Green, 333 El Camino Real, Millbrae. A 10 minute stroll from the Millbrae BART & Caltrain station. [Click for Map]