Register now! *FREE* ISQOLS Webinar, November 3rd, “How an Activist Researcher became a Cartoon Character: HyperCapitalism, Values, & Quality of Life
Join ISQOLS for our third FREE webinar, presented by Tim Kasser, Professor & Chair of Psychology at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois.
Laura Musikanski, of the Happiness Alliance, and Jill Johnson, Executive Director of ISQOLS will be moderating and hosting.
How an Activist Researcher became a Cartoon Character:
HyperCapitalism, Values, & Quality of Life
NOVEMBER 3, 2017
10 am, Pacific Standard Time
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Since the mid-1990s, Tim has been writing scientific papers, chapters, and books on values, well-being, materialism, and consumer capitalism. In the mid-2000s, he began actively trying to help non-profit organizations put this research literature to use in their campaigns and communications. These experiences led him to become increasingly interested in ways of reaching diverse groups while still maintaining his role (and integrity) as a scientist. Because cartooning is a medium quite successful in reaching many people, he decided to collaborate with a well-known cartoonist, Larry Gonick, and, together, write a book that uses the scientific literature on values and well-being to explain and critique HyperCapitalism, as well as to present alternatives to this system. This webinar will describe the process we went through in creating the book and give examples of how to present scientific results in a visually compelling, and sometimes funny, way.