Duquesne’s psychology department is sponsoring a lecture and mini-course, Depth Ecology: The Wild Horizons of Ecological Psychology, from Friday, Oct. 27 to Saturday, Oct. 29 in Room 222 of College Hall on campus.
Featuring Dr. David Abram, an internationally known author and ecopsychologist, the event is designed to explore the idea of ecological psychology and understanding how humans relate to environment through their senses.
The event schedule is:
Friday, Oct. 27, 6 to 9 p.m. – Lecture
Saturday, Oct. 28, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. – Mini-Course
Sunday, Oct. 29, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Mini-Course
A cultural ecologist, philosopher and international educator, Abram will discuss his work, which focuses on the cultural causes and consequences of environmental disarray, the experimental effects of technological change, and sensory perception and language. An accomplished sleight-of-hand magician who has traded magic with native sorcerers in Indonesia, Nepal and the Americas, Abram’s papers and essays, in such journals as Environmental Ethics, Orion, The Ecologist, Parabola and Wild Earth, have been widely reprinted and anthologized in numerous books.
Abram is the author of The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-than-Human World, a book which helped cultivate the new field of ecopsychology and for which he received the international Lannan Literary Award for Nonfiction. Abram is the founder and director of the international Alliance for Wild Ethics, and has received many awards, including fellowships from the Rockefeller and the Watson Foundations.
Duquesne University is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. Two point five (2.5) continuing education credits will be awarded to psychologists who attend the lecture and 10 continuing education credits will be awarded for attending the mini-course. To register, call 412.396.6522.