The Roots of Morality: Does Religion Play a Role or is the Tail Wagging the Dog?

GRCC’s Psychology Department will present a slate of fascinating speakers and topics at the 2010 – 2011 Psychology Department Speakers Series:

Luke Galen, PhD – Wednesday, March 30, 1:15 – 2:45

Dr. Galen is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Grand Valley State University. In this presentation he will consider the root of morality and pro-social behavior. Are we kind and considerate of others because religion creates a set of rules and “commandments” or are these behaviors a natural result of our evolutionary need to live in community? Dr. Galen will also cover related topics such as why humans construct religions and how religion can create prejudicial beliefs and behaviors.

All presentations are free and open to the public.

For more information contact Dr. Frank Conner at (616) 234-3612.

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