November 02, 2018 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Event Type: Ethics and Public Affairs Lectures
Sponsored By: Murphy Institute , Center for Ethics and Public Affairs
Roy Baumeister is the Francis Eppes Eminent Scholar and Professor of Psychology at Florida State University and Professor of Psychology at the University of Queensland. He is a social psychologist whose work focuses on the subjects of willpower, self-control, and self-esteem, and how they relate to human morality and success.
Professor Baumeister is the New York Times bestselling author of Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength (Penguin Press, 2011; coauthored with John Tierney). His publications include more than 300 journal articles and more than 30 books. The titles of his monographs reflect his interest in the "big" questions that humans face; he is the author of Identity: Cultural Change and the Struggle for Self (Oxford UP, 1986), Meanings of Life (Guilford Press, 1991), Evil: Inside Human Violence and Cruelty (W. H. Freeman, 1997), The Cultural Animal: Human Nature, Meaning, and Social Life (Oxford UP, 2005), and Is There Anything Good about Men? (Oxford UP, 2010).
In 2013, Professor Baumeister received the highest award given by the Association for Psychological Science, the William James Fellow award, in recognition of his lifetime achievements. In addition, Professor Baumeister has received grants and fellowships from the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Health, and the John Templeton Foundation. In 2015, he was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Professor Baumeister received his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1978.
Established in memory of Charles H. Murphy, Sr. (1870-1954), and inspired by the vision of Charles H. Murphy, Jr. (1920-2002), The Murphy Institute exists to help Tulane faculty and students understand economic, moral, and political problems we all face and think about. More important, it exists to help us understand how these problems have come to be so closely interconnected.