Newberry Adult Education Seminars will meet both virtually and in the building for the Winter/Spring term. Although we are still primarily virtual, you will find a smaller selection of in-person seminars in the schedule. For more information about the Newberry’s virtual seminars, including a Zoom tutorial, please see our Virtual Seminars FAQ page. If you have questions about online learning, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration opens Wednesday, January 19th at 9am (Central time). Registration will take place through our online platform, Learning Stream.
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This one-day seminar will cover the topic of how people get off track when following crowds. We will discuss the nature of crowd behavior and how people when grouped can believe and attach themselves to fallacies that they never would have alone. Through a combination of lecture, images, video and scientific research that explains the biological, evolutionary, and psychosocial roots of this human irrationality, we will explore how this plays out in religious settings like Jonestown, financial mania, and political settings.
One session. Registration – $85/$76.5
Tom Irvine is Director of IT at Monosol LLC during the day and teaches history and literature classes at night and weekends
No Required Reading
There is no first reading assignment