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Workshop by Prof. Robert Kail

Scientific writing

19.03.2018 – 22.03.2018

The international doctoral school REASON ENB is happy to announce the upcoming visit and workshop held by Prof. Dr. Robert Kail from the Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana:

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Robert Kail
Distinguished Professor of Psychological Sciences
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

Prof. Kail is returning guest professor at the LMU Faculty of Psychology and Education and will offer a workshop on scientific writing. The course will consist of several lessons designed to help participants learn to write clearly, concisely, and gracefully. The workshop will be highly interactive: each lesson is organized around a single theme (e.g., how to convey emphasis) in which heuristics are presented and participants practice those heuristics in an anonymous chat room. 

Short Bio
Robert V. Kail received his PhD from Michigan’s developmental program in 1975 and spent most of the ensuing 40 years at Purdue University, where he is a Distinguished Professor of Psychological Sciences. His research focuses on the causes and consequences of developmental change in speed of information processing during childhood and adolescence. Kail is editor of Child Development Perspectives and editor emeritus of Psychological Science. He received the McCandless Young Scientist Award from the American Psychological Association, is a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, and received an honorary doctorate from his alma mater, Ohio Wesleyan University. He is the author of Scientific Writing for Psychology: Lessons in Clarity and Style and Children and Their Development (7th edition). These and his other books have been translated into six languages.

On behalf of the REASON ENB group, we would like to extend our warm thank you to Prof. Kail for accepting our invitation and are looking forward to the workshop.