Stuart Vyse

Stuart Vyse, Joanne Toor Cummings '50 Professor of Psychology

Joanne Toor Cummings '50 Professor of Psychology
Joined Connecticut College: 1986

B.A., M.A., Southern Illinois University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Rhode Island

Psychology of irrational behavior, superstition and belief in the paranormal
Human operant behavior
Theories of choice
Behavior analysis
Developmental disabilities

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Stuart Vyse is a professor of psychology at Connecticut College.

He is the author of Believing in Magic: The Psychology of Superstition, (Oxford University Press, 1997) which has been published in Japanese and German and received the 1999 William James Book Award.

Vyse’s latest book Going Broke: Why Americans Can’t Hold On To Their Money (Oxford, 2008) is an analysis of the current epidemic of personal debt.

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"My most important advice for students: Ask questions. There are few certainties in life, and the only way to separate information from misinformation is to probe the logic and evidence behind the things you hear."
- Stuart Vyse