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October 30, 2017

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

*FREE*

(registration required!

Email office@isqols.org to register)

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.

 

Guest Speaker:
Tim Kasser is Professor & Chair of Psychology at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois.  He has authored over 100 scientific articles and book chapters on materialism, values, and quality of life, among other topics.  After the publication of his first book, The High Price of Materialism, he was named a Distinguished Research Fellow by ISQOLS in 2003.  In early 2018, he will release his fifth book, co-authored with the cartoonist Larry Gonick, and titled Hypercapitalism: The Modern Economy, Its Values, and How to Change Them.  In addition to his academic pursuits, Kasser consults frequently with activist groups who work against the commercialization of children and who encourage a more inwardly rich lifestyle than what is offered by consumerism.


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