Synthesizing Science and Subjective Experience: A New Understanding of Ourselves and Each Other

A Lecture by: Jessica Heineman-Pieper, Ph.D. - Friday, October 7, 2005 Science has taken us to the moon but has had a harder time helping us to understand ourselves, live the lives we genuinely want, and build communities that support the best in each of us. This talk will show how tensions between science and human values can be dissolved and how, through an up to date understanding of science, philosophy, and a new psychology called intrapsychic humanism, we can understand ourselves and each other in ways that are accurate and powerful enough to help us build happier and more productive lives and communities. Dr. Heineman-Pieper worked at the National Institute of Mental Health as an expert consultant with a focus on issues of science policy and mental health. She has consulted to medical boards on validity, reliability, standard setting and bias in testing and evaluation. A Rhodes Scholar and National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow, Dr. Heineman-Pieper received her B.A. from Harvard University and her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in the dual fields of Psychology and the Conceptual Foundations of Science.