Dr. Johnson gives presentations on the psychological nature of dogmatism. In her talks, she surveys the 13 features of this personality trait and presents influential developmental factors that shape its trajectory. The format and time frame of her presentations can be modified to suit the general public, special interest groups, and academic scholars. She can narrow her focus to specific areas of application that include, for example, dogatism in politics and government, in religion, in the business world, in personal relationships, or in education (where we least expect to find it).
Types of Audience:
- Post-secondary professors and college instructors in the Faculties of Arts, Education, Science, and the Humanities.
- Business professionals
- Government bodies
- Religious leaders
- General public
Please indicate your preferred presentation length in hours, and whether you would like time for audience Q&A.
For further information on professional presentations or media interviews about What's So Wrong With Being Absolutely Right: The Dangerous Nature of Dogmatic Belief, contact Judy J. Johnson via e-mail.
Public/Academic Presentations and Interviews Include:
- Conference presenter at ReasonFest, University of Kansas, KA. Dogmatism: A Scar on the Face of Reason, February 11, 2012.
- Conference Presenter, Dogmatism: A Scar on the Face of Reason, Canadian Psychological Association, 72nd Annual Conference, Toronto, ON. June 4, 2011.
- International Social Sciences Conference, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK. Title: Beyond a Shadow of Doubt: The Psychological and Sociological Manifestations of Dogmatism, August, 2010.
- Conference Presenter,Center for Inquiry, Calgary Branch. Title: Dogmatism: A Scar on the Face of Reason. University of Calgary, February, 2011.
- Public Presentation at Town Hall sponsored by David Swann, MD and MLA for Calgary Mountain View riding: Why Conservatives Eventually Vote Liberal, June, 2011.
- Conference Presenter, Center for Inquiry, Annual Leadership Conference, Buffalo, New York. Title: Dogmatism: A Scar on the Face of Reason, June 24, 2011.
- Conference presenter, Douglas College and Kwantlen University, Vancouver, B.C., International Conference on Teaching Psychology. Title: What's So Wrong With Being Absolutely Right: Dogmatism in Higher Education, July 23, 2009.
- Conference presenter at the Alberta Colleges and Institutes Faculties Association. Title: What's So Wrong With Being Absolutely Right: Dogmatism in Higher Education. May, 2009.
- Conference presenter at Kwantlen University, Surrey, BC, March 27, 2009.
Dogmatism, Intolerance, and Racism.
- Conference presenter, Mount Royal University, Faculty of Nursing retreat, May 20, 2009. What's So Wrong With Being Absolutely Right: Dogmatism in the Helping Professions.
- Public Lecture, Medicine Hat College faculty and the general public, May 7, 2009.
What's So Wrong With Being Absolutely Right: The Dangerous Nature of Dogmatic Belief.
- Public Presentation to Council of Canadians, Calgary, AB, September 15, 2009.
Dogmatism in Politics: How Loud Is Its Bark?
- Public Presentation to Knights of the Round Table, Calgary, AB, April 27, 2009. Dogmatism: What's So Wrong With Being Being Absolutely Right.
- Guest on the CBC's Wild Rose Forum, Calgary, AB, April 7, 2009.
- Guest on radio QR77 Rutherford Show, Calgary, AB, April 10, 2009.
- New York City, PBS interview by WBAI, Equal Time for Free Thought. Host, Barry Sneidman, March 29th and April 5, 2009 (podcast available here)