Beyond Campus: M-I-Z in K.C. 2018

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 6:30pm

Kansas City Public Library-Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St., Kansas City

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Presentation at 6:30 p.m., reception to follow at 7:30.

Kansas City Public Library–Plaza Branch, 4801 Main Street, Kansas City

Admission is free.

“Personality and Alcoholism: What's the Connection?”

Curators’ Distinguished Professor of Psychological Sciences Kenneth J. Sher

While the notion of an “alcoholic personality” is widely held by the lay public, critical examination of the concept fails to show there is any single personality profile that characterizes the majority of those who suffer from alcoholism. However, personality plays a critical role in the development of alcohol problems and addiction, indeed, multiple critical roles. In his talk, Sher will provide an overview of the myriad ways personality traits contribute to risk for alcoholism and how, by attending to personality, we can devise more effective approaches to prevention and treatment.

Committed to engaging with the communities it serves, MU's College of Arts and Science offers Beyond Campus, a series that showcases the range and relevance of the college's research and programs, which serve as the foundation for all undergraduates at MU, whether they major in an A&S discipline or not. The events in this series are intended for the general public, including alumni, business and community leaders, and prospective students. All are welcome. 

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