Mark Alicke

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Professor to discuss the practice of placing blame on Feb. 20

Talk is part of Faculty Research Colloquium

Mark Alicke, professor of psychology at Ohio University, will be discussing his research on the practice of placing blame from noon to 1 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 20, in Alden Library 319.

His research discovers the "primitive" nature of the blame game, and his talk will expound on the innate attribute in which individuals evaluate a situation and, subsequently, determine and place blame.

Blame is "a very natural thing to do," Alicke told Ohio University's Perspectives magazine, "Telling people not to evaluate, not to judge, is like telling them not to be hungry."

Alicke's presentation is part of a Faculty Research Colloquium hosted by Academic Technologies. The colloquium aims to explore advancing faculty research.

His presentation will be video streamed live through Adobe Connect for those unable to attend the event. The showcase can be viewed by clicking here.

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