Â??anger: Serendipity, Curiosity and Science’ Subject of Special Lecture by Colorado State University Psychology Professor

The College of Natural Sciences is pleased to announce the second Professor Laureate Lecture featuring psychology professor Jerry Deffenbacher.

"Anger: Serendipity, Curiosity, and Science," the title of Deffenbacher’s address, will intersect his original and nationally recognized research on road rage. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held from 4:30-5:30 p.m. March 6 in Room E120 Hammond Auditorium of the Engineering Building, located on the main campus of Colorado State University.

Deffenbacher’s lecture will show how he became interested in anger and the state of the field at the time. Issues, research and anger reduction studies on general anger will be followed by more recent work on past studies that revealed high-anger individuals express anger on the road with more intensity than low-anger drivers, and that women express driving anger as frequently as men.

Deffenbacher was named one of three Natural Sciences Professor Laureates last semester in a program designed to exemplify those whose productive and well-rounded work can serve as a model to other faculty at Colorado State University. As part of the program, designees are asked to deliver a universitywide address on an academic subject of their choice.