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Author of Snoop to Speak at LSC-Montgomery

Find out “what your stuff says about you” from world-renown author of Snoop (Basic Books, 2009), Dr. Sam Gosling, during his presentation at Lone Star College-Montgomery on Thursday, March 29, at 12 p.m., in the college’s Performing Arts Center (Building D). A meet-and-greet reception will be held in the theatre lobby area immediately following the presentation.

The presentation is sponsored by the college’s Psychology Club and Psi Beta, the national honorary society for psychology students at LSC-Montgomery.

Gosling is an award-winning professor of psychology at the University of Texas at Austin and a personality expert. During the presentation, Gosling will discuss how individuals select and craft their environments to suit their personalities; how people leave traces of their individuality in the spaces around them; and how others use these traces to form accurate and inaccurate impressions about the occupants.

For the book, Gosling dispatched teams of scientific investigators to “snoop” around bedrooms, offices, personal websites, social environments, and even iPods to determine what can be learned about people by simply looking at their belongings.

“Dr. Gosling has made a name for himself in the psychology field and even mainstream media with his innovative research,” said Karen Buckman, professor of psychology at LSC-Montgomery. “He has many areas of interests and expertise and will offer students and community members an entertaining look into how personality and individuality is revealed in everyday life.”

Gosling’s work has been featured in The New York Times; Psychology Today; Blink (Back Bay Books, 2007) by Malcolm Gladwell; and on NPR and "Good Morning America.” Additionally, Gosling is the recipient of the American Psychological Association's Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution. He lives in Austin, Texas.

For more information about Gosling’s presentation, contact Karen Buckman at 936.273.7371 or Karen.H.Buckman@LoneStar.edu; or Mike Green, professor of psychology at LSC-Montgomery at 936.271.6108; or Michael.J.Green@LoneStar.edu.

LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call 936.273.7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.

With 75,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball, and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.