Monday Scholars at the Oliver Wolcott Library with Dr. Scott Plous

This engaging online course about social psychology will cover a range of topics each week from decision making to health and well being. Mondays at the Oliver Wolcott Library from July 21- September 8 at 12:30- 2:00 p.m.
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LITCHFIELD, Conn. - July 1, 2014 - PRLog -- Enjoy online learning and engaging discussion at the Oliver Wolcott Library with the Monday Scholars!  This online course about social psychology will be taught by Wesleyan University Psychology Professor Dr. Scott Plous, and will be projected onto the big screen for all to see.  Each week will cover a new topic including decision making, persuasion, group behavior, personal attraction and personal factors that promote health and well-being.  OWL’s Book Club Liasion, Cameron Bove, will facilitate a group discussion during the final thirty minutes of each session.  Participants only need to come ready to engage their minds and participate in discussion.

Scott Plous holds a Ph.D in psychology from Stanford University and teaches introductory and advanced courses in social psychology at Wesleyan University.  His research interests focus on prejudice, decision making, information technology, and ethical issues surrounding the use of animals.

Professor Plous is the recipient of the American Psychological Foundation’s Award for Distinguished Teaching and has been named “Connecticut Professor of the Year” by the Carnegie Foundation and Council for Advancement and Support of Education.  Currently, Plous serves as Executive Director of Social Psychology Network (, a nonprofit membership organization whose mission is to promote peace, social justice, and sustainable living through public education, research, and the advancement of psychology.

Light refreshments will be served.  All Oliver Wolcott Library events are free and open to the public.  Space is limited.  Registration is required and can be done by calling 860-567-8030 or logging onto and clicking on Programs/Adult Programs.

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