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The Worm At The Core:
On The Role Of Death In Life
Presented by: Dr. Sheldon Solomon, PhD
June 21st l 7:00pm l 2 CEUs
Location: Philadelphia Ethical Society
1906 Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Early bird • $65 General admission / $60 w/o CEs • $60 Student / $55 w/o CE
After 6/1 • $75 General admission / $70 w/o CE • $70 Student / $65 w/CE
About The Topic
The uniquely human fear of death has a pervasive effect on human beings’ thoughts, feelings, and behavior. Humans manage the terror of death by adhering to culturally constructed beliefs about reality that provide a sense that one is a person of value in a world of meaning, and thus eligible for either literal or symbolic immortality. The quest for immortality underlies some of humankind’s most noble achievements. It also, however, engenders some of our most ignominious affectations, including: hostility and disdain for people with different beliefs; indifference to, or contempt for, the natural environment; and, the mindless pursuit of material possessions—which, if unchecked, may render humans the first form of life responsible for their own extinction. Dr. Solomon will present an overview of these ideas and empirical work that corroborates them, and then consider the implications of these notions for personal and interpersonal behavior, as well as for clinical practice.
About The Presenter
Dr. Sheldon Solomon, PhD, is a Professor of Psychology at Skidmore College. His studies of the effects of the uniquely human awareness of death on behavior have been supported by the National Science Foundation and Ernest Becker Foundation, and were featured in the award winning documentary film Flight from Death: The Quest for Immortality. He is co-author of In the Wake of 9/11: The Psychology of Terror and The Worm at the Core: On the Role of Death in Life. Dr. Solomon is an American Psychological Society Fellow, and a recipient of an American Psychological Association Presidential Citation (2007), a Lifetime Career Award by the International Society for Self and Identity (2009), and the Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs Annual Faculty Award (2011).
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4/22 – Earth Day Community Volunteer – TBD
Come celebrate Earth Day with us with some volunteer work to help the community!
From poisoning and injuring marine life to disrupting human hormones, from littering our beaches and landscapes to clogging our waste streams and landfills, the exponential growth of plastics is now threatening the survival of our planet.
In response for Earth Day 2018, PSP is dedicated to providing the information and inspiration needed to fundamentally change human attitude and behavior about plastics.
Stayed tuned to for more information.