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May Salon: "Your trickster brain: How to avoid being fooled!" presented by Dr Pamela Haunschild

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Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

"Your trickster brain: How to avoid being fooled!" will be presented by friend of The Jefferson Center Dr. Pamela Haunschild. This presentation is sure to be fun and enlightening. Bring your questions and experience for the discussion afterward.

Why are we susceptible to influence from politicians, the media, and other sources? How can we avoid manipulation? Pam Haunschild will outline some of the ways our brains and associated decision making processes, which are wonderfully adaptive in many situations, can be led astray in others. She will also discuss actions we can take to overcome our tendencies to be "predictably irrational”.

Dr. Haunschild is the Jack R. Crosby Regents Chair Emeritus of Business Administration at the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to UT, she was on the faculty at Stanford Business School. She received her PhD in Organizational Behavior from Carnegie Mellon University. Her academic research focuses on decision making and learning (and non-learning) from mistakes and errors. After moving to Ashland three years ago, Pam has been involved with OLLI teaching and administration and serves on several local nonprofit boards.