We will meet from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM in the upstairs private room at the Moonstruck East Restaurant, 449 Third Avenue at the Southeast corner of East 31st Street, New York, NY 10016-6026 [ click here for map ].
The title of this event is “Afraid of the Dark: Humanity at the Crossroads, by Dr. Sheldon Solomon”.
Why does our society have the many problems that we currently are experiencing, particularly concerning the environment, violence, and inequality? Our special guest will help us understand these issues in terms of the psychology and human motivation behind them.
Sheldon Solomon, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychology and Interdisciplinary Studies at Skidmore College. His current research in experimental social psychology is primarily concerned with the psychological functions of self-esteem and the effects of specific political and economic institutions on mental health. He is one of the foremost authorities on Terror Management Theory, a means of examining human response to mortality anxiety. He has published over one hundred social psychology papers and is co-author of In the Wake of 9/11: The Psychology of Terror. His presentation, Afraid of the Dark: Humanity at the Crossroads, will provide unique insight to contemporary issues and possible solutions that humanity desperately needs.
The first hour of the meeting will be devoted to socializing, catching up and announcements. Dr. Solomon will begin at 7:00 PM.
There will be books by Corliss Lamont available, and snacks provided. Food can be ordered from the restaurant as well. Please attend. We hope to see you at the meeting.
Admission to this event is free, but annual HSMNY membership is encouraged. $25.00 singles / $35.00 couples
Please call Beth at 914-588-5284 for more information.
Steve James, HSMNY Executive Director
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