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Tuesday, 4 October 2011, 6:00PM
Museum of London

Soothing the Savage Breast

Professor Glenn D Wilson

Can music heal? For centuries its therapeutic virtues have been extolled. The various uses to which it is put are described and the scientific studies that evaluate its benefits. The possibility of music having socially damaging effects is also considered.

This is part of Professor Wilson's series of lectures for 2011/12. The other lectures are:
       The Pursuit of Happiness
       The Psychology of Politics
       Mad, bad or sad?
       Whatever turns you on?
       Profiling a Killer  

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Glenn D. Wilson is one of Britain's best-known psychologists. He has appeared on numerous television and radio programmes and has published more than 150 scientific articles and 33 books. He is an expert on individual differences; social and political attitudes; sexual behaviour, deviation and dysfunction; and psychology applied to the performing arts.

Not one to shy away from contention, his most recent books include: Born Gay: The Psychobiology of Sex Orientation, The Secret of Lasting Love and Psychology for Performing Artists.

He has lectured widely abroad, having been a guest of the Italian Cultural Association, and a visiting professor at California State University, Los Angeles, San Francisco State University, Stanford University, the University of Nevada, Reno and Sierra Nevada College.

Apart from being a professional psychologist, Dr Wilson trained as an opera singer at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and still undertakes professional engagements as an actor, singer and director.

Dr Wilson's series of lectures for 2010/11 will be The Psychology of Love and Sex. He has previously given lectures at Gresham College as the Visiting Gresham Professor of Psychology , where he has proven his skills as a popular and thought-provoking lecturer. His recent series of lectures include The Psychology of Mating and Dating and The Psychology of Performing Arts.

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4 October 2011

Soothing the Savage Breast
Professor Glenn D Wilson

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