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Bo Bennett

Bo Bennett

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Bo Bennett's interest in psychology began as an undergraduate studying marketing, specifically, consumer behavior. After many years immersed in the business world, Bo returned to school and received his master's degree in general psychology. He continued to the PhD program in social psychology, focusing on social, cognitive, and positive psychology.

Bo is the administrator of SociallyPsyched.org, a comprehensive collection of social/cognitive psychology experiments, studies, demonstrations, biases, and systematic reviews, presented in an entertaining way while adhering to academic standards. As part of this effort, Bo creates videos that can be found on his YouTube channel. He is also the administrator of PositiveHumanism.com, a website devoted to positive humanism—an applied humanistic philosophy based on the scientific findings of positive psychology that focuses on personal, professional, and societal flourishing.

Bo's personal motto is "Expose an irrational belief, keep a person rational for a day. Expose irrational thinking, keep a person rational for a lifetime."Much of his charitable work is in the area of education—not teaching people what to think, but how to think. His projects include his book, The Concept: A Critical and Honest Look at God and Religion, and Logically Fallacious, the most comprehensive collection of logical fallacies. Bo's personal blog is called Relationship With Reason, where he writes about several topics related to critical thinking. His secular (humanistic) philosophy is detailed at PositiveHumanism.com.

Bo is currently the producer and host of The Humanist Hour, the official broadcast of the American Humanist Association, where he can be heard weekly discussing a variety of humanistic issues, mostly related to science, psychology, philosophy, and critical thinking, as well has host and creator of The Dr. Bo Show.

Primary Interests:

  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Attitudes and Beliefs
  • Causal Attribution
  • Emotion, Mood, Affect
  • Ethics and Morality
  • Life Satisfaction, Well-Being
  • Motivation, Goal Setting
  • Persuasion, Social Influence
  • Self and Identity
  • Social Cognition

Education

  • Ph.D., Social Psychology

    Walden University
    2015

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Bo Bennett
Department of Psychology
Lasell College
1844 Commonwealth Avenue
Newton, Massachusetts 02466
United States

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