Psychology Scholar Visits Willamette University

Barry Schwartz, the Dorwin Cartwright Professor of Social Theory and Social Action in the psychology department at Swarthmore College, will give two free public presentations March 8 at Willamette University.

Schwartz will discuss "Practical Wisdom: What It Is, Why We Need It, and Why It's Hard to Get" at 11:30 a.m. in Cone Chapel, on the second floor of Waller Hall. He will present "The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less" at 7:30 p.m. in the John C. Paulus Great Hall, room 201, Collins Legal Center.

Schwartz has received several National Science Foundation grants as well as a fellowship from the MacArthur Foundation, and has published widely in various scholarly journals and popular media, including the New York Times, Parade magazine and Slate. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Society. Schwartz has written or co-written four textbooks and three books for popular audiences about the psychology of learning and memory.

He is Willamette's Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar for 2007. Phi Beta Kappa is an honors organization that recognizes excellence in the undergraduate liberal arts and sciences.