Björklunden Hosts Seminar on Bias In Human Belief June 25-30

From June 25-30, Lawrence University’s Björklunden is offering “And We Thought We Were Thinking Rationally: Recognizing the Biases that Shape Human Experience” with Roger Johnson. This seminar takes place at Björklunden’s lodge, just south of Baileys Harbor.

During the past 25 years psychologists have developed a deeper understanding of the role of biases (mental shortcuts) in decision-making. This seminar will serve as an introduction to these discoveries and the insights they provide into the way that we manage our financial investments, think about public policy issues, make moral decisions, and experience interpersonal relationships. This will be an interactive seminar, providing participants with opportunities to sharpen personal insights and perspectives. The seminar will use topics from the book Thinking, Fast and Slow by Nobel prize-winner Daniel Kahneman as the basis for seminar discussions.

Johnson is a retired clinical psychologist who worked for Kaiser Permanente, a large healthcare organization in California, as a consultant, manager and clinician. He has a PhD from Fuller School of Psychology and an MBA from the University of California – Irvine. His focus for the past several years has been on designing and leading engaging adult workshops regarding psychological dynamics for professionals in the Silicon Valley.

Seminar classes meet weekday mornings and some evenings with remaining free time open for exploration of the area’s many cultural and recreational opportunities. Each seminar includes meals prepared by Björklunden’s resident chef.

For complete course descriptions, fees, and registration dates call 920.839.2216, email [email protected] or visit

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