InCHIP Lecture and Workshop: William A. Fisher 4/26/18

Please join us for two special events on Thursday April 26, 2018!

William A. Fisher, PhD
Western University
Thursday April 26, 2018

Lecture: 12:30 – 1:30pm
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“Do Good Values Make Bad Science? Research Case Studies in HIV/AIDS, Pornography, and Sexuality”
The current analysis contrasts two approaches to research on socially significant issues. The “Social Scientist as Social Engineer” may seek to apply social science in the service of achieving valued social objectives, and to conduct research with the aim of identifying and supporting valued social policy. The “Social Scientist as Curious Explorer” may view social science as objective, may believe that research operations and findings are not affected by researcher values, and may assert that the social impact of research results is not researcher’s responsibility. Our analysis suggests that both of these perspectives are delusional, we illustrate the distorting and biasing effect of such strongly held values on research in the areas of HIV/AIDS prevention, studies of the effects of pornography on behavior, and models of sex differences in sexual response.

Workshop: 1:45 – 3:15pm
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“What’s a Nice Scientist Like You Doing in a Place Like This? Behavioral Science and the Design of Clinical Trials in Sexual Medicine”
This workshop will discuss, with participants, two decades of clinical trial design and interpretation in the area of sexual psychopharmacology, including the development of sexual performance enhancing drugs such as Levitra (PDE5 inhibitors) and Addyi (flibanserin).

Lecture Co-Sponsored By:

  • UConn Allied Health Sciences
  • UConn Biomedical Engineering Department
  • UConn Center for Environmental Health and Health Promotion
  • UConn College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • UConn Department of Communication
  • UConn Human Development and Family Studies    
  • UConn School of Business
  • UConn School of Medicine

For directions and maps, see directions to InCHIP.  Accessibility: elevator available in the building lobby on the ground floor.
Livestream Access
View the live stream of the lecture via the InCHIP website, or view it later in our archives.
About the InCHIP Lecture Series
The InCHIP Lecture Series provides an invaluable forum for researchers – at InCHIP, throughout the UConn community and beyond – to learn about new work in development by leading figures in health behavior change. The InCHIP Lecture Series also provides a venue for researchers to share late-breaking findings and identify emerging trends in health behavior research. For the current semester schedule, visit InCHIP 2017 – 2018 Lecture Series.