Bruce K Alexander

Bruce K. Alexander

Professor Emeritus at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada

Professor Alexander skal holde to foredrag:

1. His personal experience with the rat park

2. Bruce K. Alexander’s Globalization of Addiction

Presentasjonene holdes på engelsk


Bruce Alexander has counselled hard-core drug addicts in Vancouver’s darkest city streets and prisons. He has also conducted scientific research with animals (including the well-known “Rat Park” studies) and human beings. He now uses clinical, historical, and anthropological studies to document the ways in which addiction is built into the emerging globalized society of the modern age. He has published three books, Peaceful Measures: Canada’s Way Out of the War on Drugs (University of Toronto Press, 1990), The Globalization of Addiction: A Study in Poverty of the Spirit (Oxford University Press, 2008), and A History of Psychology in Western Civilization (Cambridge University Press, 2014, co-author Curt Shelton). Since retiring from Simon Fraser University as Professor Emeritus, he has continued public speaking, primarily in Canada and Europe. He posts many of his recent speeches on his website, He was awarded the Sterling Prize for Controversy in 2007.

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