Psychology presentation sheds light on myths

Psychology presentation sheds light on myths

Published: March 22, 2013.

Dr. Matthew Domico, assistant professor of psychology, spoke about common psychological myths on March 14 as part of the Citizenship Series at Lewis University in Romeoville.

Domico’s presentation titled, “Psychological Myths: What Every Citizen Should Know,” highlighted myths that many citizens hold about human brain function, mid-life crisis, old age and the future. Domico shed light on various studies that falsify myths and encouraged attendees to be cautious of statements that are not supported by research. He stated, “Much of what we believe about psychology simply isn’t true. Scientific research can help us find evidence and support theories that contradict common myths.”

Lewis University offers a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Psychology for the High School Teaching Certificate (6-12). Lewis University Psychology students develop communication, interpersonal, leadership and teamwork skills through a curriculum that develops an in-depth understanding of the human mind and behavior.

The Citizenship Series is being presented as a part of Lewis University’s Arts & Ideas Program, providing cultural and educational programming for students and the community. A portion of the Arts & Ideas events is sponsored by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council. For additional information, please contact Dr. Michael Cunningham, director of Arts & Ideas, at (815) 836-5385.

Lewis University is a Catholic university offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 6,500 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The seventh largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report.

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