Part of "Brainwashed?: What Neuroscience Can – and Can't – Tell Us About Ourselves"
A symposium sponsored by the Center for Law, Brain, and Behavior
April 17, 2014 | Joseph B. Martin Conference Center | Harvard Medical School
Scott Lilienfeld, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and Professor of Psychology at Emory University. His principal areas of research include personality disorders, psychiatric classification and diagnosis, evidence-based practices in psychology, and the challenges to clinical psychology posed by pseudoscience. Dr. Lilienfeld has authored or co-authored nine books for popular and clinical psychology audiences, including Brainwashed: The Seductive Appeal of Mindless Neuroscience (2013).
Dr. Lilienfeld received the 1998 David Shakow Award for Early Career Contributions to Clinical Psychology, is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, and is a past president of the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology. He is a Fellow of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, a Consulting Editor for Skeptical Inquirer, and the Founder and former Editor of the CSI journal Scientific Review of Mental Health Practice. He is also a regular contributor to Scientific American Mind, and is Psychology Today’s “Skeptical Psychologist,” where he investigates questionable, controversial, and novel claims in psychology.
Dr. Lilienfeld received his BA in Psychology from Cornell University in 1982 and his PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Minnesota in 1990. He completed his clinical internship at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1986–1987. He was assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at SUNY Albany from 1990 to 1994, and has been at Emory since 1994.