The Appeal of Alternative Medicine; Dr. James Alcock at CFI Ontario TONIGHT

THE APPEAL OF ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE,
                          with JAMES ALCOCK
                      Voices of Reason lecture series
                     TONIGHT, Fri, Jan 11, 7:00-9:00pm
          Cost: $6 ($4 students) FREE for Friends of the Centre

Venue: The Centre For Inquiry Ontario

216 Beverley St. (Toronto)

(416) 971-5676

James Alcock is Professor of Psychology at York University,
where he has been on faculty since 1973, and is a former
Director of the Graduate Programme in Psychology. He obtained a
BSc (Honours Physics) from McGill University, and a PhD in
Social Psychology from McMaster University, and he subsequently
underwent post-doctoral training in Clinical Psychology. He has
been a Registered Psychologist since 1974, and has served on the
Ontario Board of Examiners in Psychology, the Board of the
Canadian Registry of Health Service Providers in Psychology, and
the Joint Designation Committee of the Association of State and
Provincial Psychology Boards/National Register. He is a Fellow
of the Canadian Psychological Association and a member of the
International Brotherhood of Magicians.

He has a longstanding interest in both the application of
science to psychology and the psychology of belief, particularly
those beliefs involving anomalous experience. He is the author
of Parapsychology: Science or Magic? (1981); Science and
Supernature (1990); and co-author of a textbook of social
psychology (now in its fifth edition); co-editor of Psi Wars
(2003); and author of nine book chapters and numerous articles
and papers, most of which deal with the psychology of belief,
and critical examinations of anomalous claims, including those
made in the area of alternative medicine.

He is a Fellow and Member of Executive Council, Committee for
Skeptica Inquiry (CSI); a member of the Editorial Board,
Skeptical Inquirer; a member of the Advisory Board, American
Council on Science and Health; a member of the Council for
Scientific Medicine; a member of the Editorial Board of The
Scientific Review of Alternative Medicine, and a member of the
Council for Scientific Clinical Psychology and Psychiatry.

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