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Science Café talk to address 'detecting deception' April 2

Julie Suhr, Ohio University professor of psychology, will discuss how common deception is and how clinicians can detect it during her Science Café discussion, "Detecting Deception," at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 2 in the Baker University Center Front Room.

Suhr studies deception in the medical and psychological environment. She said sometimes it becomes too easy for patients to turn a simple illness or symptom into a disability in order to receive medicine that they don't actually need or to receive compensation from a lawsuit.  

"People often attempt to deceive others for the purpose of gaining something from it," she says "But, this can lead to problems and misdiagnoses of both medical and psychological conditions."  

Science Cafés are venues for students interested in the sciences and engineering to informally share their interests during a conversational exchange with faculty, staff and the community in a friendly setting. They are always free and open to the public.