Roy Baumeister, who holds the Francis Eppes Eminent Scholar Chair at Florida State University, will share a review of his research program on the nature and operation of willpower as part of the Francis L. Carter Memorial Lecture Series at Francis Marion University, Wednesday, March 14.
The lecture will begin at 7 p.m. in the Frank Barnwell Lee Nursing Building’s auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public. His speech is titled “Self-Control, Choice, and Ego Depletion: Free Will as the Expensive Way of Controlling Action.”
Baumeister received his Ph.D. in 1978 from Princeton and then postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Virginia, the University of Texas, and the Max-Plank-Institute in Munich, Germany. He has authored more than 280 scientific publications and is author or co-author of 17 books. His research and writing span a range of topics in social psychology, including self-esteem, self-control, performance under pressure, reactions in emergencies, guilt, sexuality, emotion, decision-making, taking risks, and trying to make a good impression.
Janet Carter Hunter established the Francis L. Carter Memorial Lecture Series in memory of her father, who died in 1986.