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The Pleasure of Art: Why We Like What We Like

Benefit Dinner Honoring Ellen and Steve ('62) Susman

Yale professor of psychology Dr. Paul Bloom will speak in Houston on Tuesday, April 1, at The Jung Center's Benefit Dinner. Ellen and Steve Susman (Yale '62 and former Yale Club of Houston President) will be honored at the dinner, where Dr. Bloom will discuss The Pleasure of Art: Why We Like What We Like. The topic is especially meaningful because Mr. Susman recently gave a transformative gift to the Yale University Art Gallery.

In his laboratory at Yale, Dr. Bloom and his students explore the psychology of everyday life and some of the most interesting aspects of human nature, including: what we like about art, and how it relates to the pleasures of food and sex; why we are so drawn to certain everyday objects; and our sene of good and evil -- what we can learn about our moral and political values by the study of babies, chimpanzees, and psychopaths. In his book How Pleasure Works: The New Science of Why We Like What We Like, he explores pleasure from evolutionary and social perspectives. At its heart, Dr. Bloom's work focuses on the nature of our common-sense understanding of ourselves and other people. 

The Jung Center will be happy to seat Yale alumni together.

Date: Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Time: Reception with Dr. Bloom (higher level tickets) - 6:00 pm                                                                                                            General Reception - 6:30 pm                                                                                                                                            Dinner and  Remarks - 7:30 pm

Location: River Oaks Country Club

Ticketsl: Individual tickets start at $250                                                                                                                                                 Tables start at $2,500

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