Trust and Christian Contemplative Practice

CLAREMONT, California – October 3, 2008

Michael Spezio, Scripps College professor of psychology, will discuss his research in social neuroscience on trust and the Christian contemplative process at the Tuesday Noon Academy on October 14. Spezio’s work focuses on identifying the benefits of contemplative practices in the reduction of stress and improving pro-social behavior. The session will be held at noon in Scripps College’s Hampton Room of the Malott Commons. The event is free and open to the public.

Participants are encouraged to bring their lunch or purchase one in the Malott Commons dining hall. Coffee and dessert will be provided. Doors to the Hampton Room open at 11:45 a.m.

About Scripps College

Scripps College was founded in 1926 by Ellen Browning Scripps, a pioneering philanthropist and influential figure in the worlds of education, publishing, and women’s rights. Today, Scripps is a nationally top-ranked liberal arts college and women’s college with approximately 950 students, and is a member of The Claremont Colleges in southern California. The mission of Scripps College is to educate women to develop their intellects and talents through active participation in a community of scholars, so that as graduates they may contribute to society through public and private lives of leadership, service, integrity, and creativity.


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