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Sunday, September 1 • 9:30pm - 10:45pm
The Psychology of the Jews: Are Jews Different Psychologically From Other Religious Groups?

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Mel Konner has written a book entitled, The Anthropology of the Jews in which he makes a case for the Jews as a people having a culture that differentiates them from almost all other groups. Is the same true for the mind frame, the personality or the identity of the Jewish people? Is there a psychology of the Jews? We'll examine this topic from a scholarly perspective and then argue about it. Ultimately, however, we will find no conclusion we can all agree on and, in the process, we will lose all respect for the person presenting the topic. Following the session, we will feel that we have chosen the wrong session and that we should have attended the one on Yiddish niggunim.
Discuss.

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Marshall Duke

Emory Univerrsity
Marshall Duke joined Emory's psychology faculty in 1970 as an assistant professor. One of Emory's most decorated faculty members, Duke was named a Candler professor in 1991. He has been a licensed clinical psychologist in Georgia since 1972. Duke has authored seven books and more than 70 articles. His numerous television appearances include slots on the Oprah Winfrey Show, The Today Show, and Good Morning America. Most recently, his work on... Read More →


Sunday September 1, 2013 9:30pm - 10:45pm
Spiritual Center