UD to Host International Behavioral, Social Science Experts

UD to Host International Behavioral, Social Science Experts for Conference

Psychologists, sociologists, historians and anthropologists from all over the world will gather on the University of Dallas campus this week for the 45th meeting of Cheiron: the International Society for the History of the Behavioral and Social Sciences. The four-day conference, which will be held from June 20-23, is hosted by the university's Psychology Department and will feature presentations on various topics in the history of behavioral and social sciences.

Mary Jo Deegan, professor of sociology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will deliver the keynote address on "Jane Addams and the Hull-House School of Sociology: Specializations, Leaders, and Social Movements 1889-1935" on Saturday, June 22, at 1 p.m. Other presentation topics include sports psychology and eugenics.

"This is the first time that Cheiron has met in Texas or, for that matter, this region of the U.S.," said University of Dallas Professor of Psychology Robert Kugelmann, Cheiron member and conference host.

Conference presenters hail from universities in Japan, Brazil, England, the United States, and others. Kugelmann will chair the conference's final panel on philosophy and phenomenology in psychology, which includes University of Dallas presenter Scott Churchill, professor of psychology.

Cheiron: the International Society for the History of the Behavioral and Social Sciences, named after the wise centaur of Greek myth, was formed in October 1968 to promote international cooperation and multidisciplinary studies in the history of behavioral and social sciences. For more information, visit www.uakron.edu/cheiron.

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