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
Joshua Buckholtz, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Psychology and Director of the Systems Neuroscience of Psychopathology Lab at Harvard University. He is also an affiliated faculty member of CLBB and of the Program in Neuroscience at Harvard University. Dr. Buckholtz uses behavioral, genetic, brain imaging, and brain stimulation methods to understand why humans vary so dramatically in their capacity for self-control. Dr. Buckholtz is a Network Scholar for the MacArthur Foundation’s Research Network on Law and Neuroscience and a Research Scholar in Neuroscience for the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. In 2013, he received the Young Investigator Award from the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation. Dr. Buckholtz received his BS in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 2003. In 2011, he completed his PhD in Neuroscience from Vanderbilt University, where he was awarded the Founders Medal. Since 2011, he has been Assistant Professor of Psychology at Harvard University.
Joshua Greene, PhD, is the John and Ruth Hazel Professor of the Social Sciences in the Department of Psychology and Director of the Moral Cognition Lab at Harvard University, and a member of CLBB faculty. Dr. Greene studies moral judgment and decision-making to understand how moral judgments are shaped by automatic processes (such as emotional “gut reactions”) and controlled cognitive processes (such as reasoning and self-control). Dr. Greene is also the author of Moral Tribes: Emotion, Reason, and the Gap Between Us and Them (2013). He was awarded the 2012 Stanton Prize from the Society for Philosophy and Psychology. Dr. Greene completed his AB in Philosophy at Harvard College in 1997 and his PhD in Philosophy at Princeton University, writing a dissertation on the foundations of ethics. Since 2006, he has been a faculty member in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University, and was appointed full Professor in March 2014.
Scott Lilienfeld, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and Professor of Psychology at Emory University. His principal areas of research include personality disorders, psychiatric classification, 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 is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, and is a past president of the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology, and a Consulting Editor for Skeptical Inquirer. He is 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." 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 was assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at SUNY Albany from 1990 to 1994, and has been at Emory since 1994.
Meghna Chakrabarti, MS, MBA, is the co-host of Radio Boston, WBUR’s acclaimed weekday show with a focus on news, in-depth interviews with extraordinary people, and analysis of broader issues that have an impact on Boston and beyond. She is also the primary fill-in host for Here & Now, NPR and WBUR’s newly expanded national midday news program. Chakrabarti has won awards from both the Associated Press and the Radio Television News Directors Association for her writing, hard news reporting, and use of sound. A former fellow at the Metcalf Institute for Environmental Reporting, Chakrabarti holds bachelor’s degrees in civil and environmental engineering from Oregon State University, as well as a Master’s degree in environmental science and risk management from Harvard University. She earned an MBA with honors from Boston University in 2013.