Science Meets Social Services: Helping Effectively

Used with permission from Sunday Assembly Chicago

This Sunday, at a bright and sunny hour, I’ll be speaking at Chicago’s Sunday Assembly. I’m testing out a new talk, a little lighter on the psychopathology research, and a little heavier on staying sane while serving others.

From the release:

Donovan will discuss our world of grieving friends, social inequality, and thousands of charities competing to tug at our heartstrings. With so many important causes, it can feel impossible to do “enough” without getting overwhelmed. What can research from psychology, sociology, and related fields offer us about helping our fellow humans—without losing our sanity?

The details are on the event page.

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2 thoughts on “Science Meets Social Services: Helping Effectively

  1. With so many important causes, it can feel impossible to do “enough” without getting overwhelmed.

    Oh, I’d like to see that, but traveling half a continent to do so is not in the cards right now. Is it possible it will be recorded and posted?

    1. I don’t believe it will be recorded, but right now my intention is to post my notes on a schedule to appear while I’m giving the talk.

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