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The Myths of Vaccination and Psychology of Antivaccination

Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 03:00 PM — 05:00 PM

When: Sun, July 28, 2019, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Where: Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara, 1535 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Cost: $10 for students with ID and $20 for others. An issue of Skeptics magazine, wine, and small bites included. Register here. Free childcare provided on site at Starr-King facilities for ages 2-10. Infants are welcome to be carried in the event. Email [email protected] at least a week in advance to reserve a childcare spot after registering.

HSSB and the Skeptics Society are co-sponsoring the July Santa Barbara Science Salon featuring its founder, Dr. Whitney Detar, an autism expert, speaking on the anti-vaccination trend.
Despite scientific consensus that vaccines are effective and safe, there's a growing trend of parents choosing not to vaccinate their children. Anti-vaccination myths are contributing to the trend. She will review the science, the contributing psychological factors, and what can be done to reverse the trend.
Dr. Whitney J. Detar is a faculty member in Psychology at California State University, Channel Islands. She received her Ph.D. in Special Education, Disabilities, and Developmental Risk from the University of California, Santa Barbara specializing in Autism. She was a Parent educator, Supervisor, and Researcher at the renowned UCSB Koegel Autism Center. She currently teaches undergraduate and graduate students in Psychology, Education, Human Motivation, Parenting and other related fields. She supervises and consults with BCBAs, chairs doctoral dissertation committees, and travels around the world giving guest lectures and conducting trainings for professionals in intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorders.


Unitarian Society 1535 Santa Barbara St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101