Dr. Sara Crump, associate professor of psychology, will deliver a Last Lecture at 9 p.m., Oct. 2, 2019, at Rice Auditorium. Her lecture will cover “A Recipe for Happiness – With a Dash of Psychology.”
Crump has taught at Baker since 2007. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Washington and then earned her Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Because she moved frequently with her family while growing up, including finishing high school in Melbourne, Australia, Crump became interested in studying stereotyping and prejudice. She learned that people had developed fairly consistent stereotypes of Midwesterners, Californians, Americans, and so on. This observation led her to study social psychology.
“I feel humbled, honored, and a bit intimidated to pass on words of wisdom to our students,” Crump said. “I’m going to look at my life experiences and pass on what I wish I would have known at their age. I’m hoping that the students can relate to some of my experiences and take away just a little something from my talk.”
The Last Lecture is free and open to the public as part of a series hosted by Baker’s Student Activities Council.
Those who are unable to attend can watch the lecture via LiveStream.