Press Release for Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Speaker Discusses How People Become Extraordinary Liars

Contact: Joanna Norris, Assistant Director
Department of Media Relations and Events
(904) 620-2102

Bella DePaulo, visiting professor in psychology at the University of California, will discuss “How Ordinary People Become Extraordinary Liars” at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5, at the University Center Banquet Hall on the University of North Florida campus.

For more than 20 years, DePaulo has studied the communication of deception, researching and writing about liars and their lies. Recently, she has been studying the social psychology of singles and their place in contemporary American society. She is the author of more than 100 publications and has written “Singled Out: How Singles are Stereotyped, Stigmatized, and Ignored, and Still Live Happily Ever After.”

She has received numerous awards, including the Research Scientist Development Award, a James McKeen Cattell Award, a National Science Foundation fellowship and an Excellence in Research Award from the American Association for Single People.

DePaulo currently serves as chair of the board of academic advisors of the American Association for Single People. She received her doctorate from Harvard University and her bachelor’s degree from Vassar College.

This lecture is part of the Distinguished Voices Inquiry and Insight Lecture Series. Tickets for this free lecture can be ordered online at Click on the Spring 2008 Lectures link.