Caleb Lack

Oklahoma City, OK

Caleb W. Lack, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist, professor, and scientific skeptic operating out of Oklahoma. Dr. Lack is the author of more than three dozen scientific publications relating to the assessment and treatment of psychological problems such as Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Tourette's Syndrome, pediatric mood disorders, and posttraumatic stress. In addition, Dr. Lack has presented nationwide and internationally at conferences on a variety of topics, including children's reactions to natural disasters, computer-based treatment of substance abuse, innovative teaching and training methods, and more. He is on the editorial board of several scientific journals and a reviewer for both journals and granting agencies.

On the skepticism side of his day job, Dr. Lack teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on critical thinking, science, and pseudoscience. These recently culminated in the edited, online text Science, Pseudoscience, & Critical Thinking. as well as a series of documentaries on pseudoscience and superstition in Oklahoma - Pseudoscience in Oklahoma. Dr. Lack is also the founding advisor of the UCO Skeptics, a campus group dedicated to the application and promotion of reason and scientific skepticism in all areas of life. He is a contributor to Michael Shermer's Skepticism 101 project - "a comprehensive, free repository of resources for teaching students how to think skeptically" and writes the Great Plains Skeptic column for the Skeptic Ink Network. He has also written for Skeptical Inquirer and makes regular appearances on local media.

Common Presentation Titles:
Why You Can't Trust Your Brain
Why We Can't Trust Our World
Basics of Critical Thinking
Science versus Pseudoscience

Fees/Honorarium:
I would expect to be reimbursed for travel/lodging by any group. For student groups I would just expect a nominal fee (or perhaps waive it altogether), but for others I would charge $250-500 (depending on the group size and amount of travel required).

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