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2017-18 Visiting Scholar Lecture Series: Jamie Arndt

To conclude the 2017-18 Visiting Scholar Lecture Series, Jamie Arndt, Ph.D., chair of the psychology department at the University of Missouri-Columbia, will speak on “Transience and Transcendence: How the Awareness of Mortality Impacts Human Social Behavior” at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 16, in the auditorium of Arrupe Hall on the Rockhurst University campus. In his lecture, Arndt will explore what it means to know that we are mortal and how that knowledge can unconsciously affect our lives. Arndt is regarded as one of the nation’s leading scholars in terror management theory, which attempts to understand human behavior through psychological experimentation that tests the impact that awareness of our mortality has on our lives. Terror management theory employs the scientific method to ask precisely how this realization can be measured in what we think, say, and do. To register your attendance to this free lecture, call 816-501-4828. Free parking is also available in the garage off Troost Avenue and 52nd Street and in all campus lots accessed through the University entrance on Troost Avenue and 54th Street. See