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Thursday, April 12 • 11:00am - 11:50am
History of the Fear of Vaccinations

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After their debut in 1796, vaccines helped minimize deadly diseases and eradicated smallpox. Despite all the positive medicinal benefits that vaccinations have, they continue to be met with negative feedback all around the globe. The fear of vaccines persistently pushes its way into the modern world even with nonstop scientific evidence of their benefits and lack of harm. False links of autism to the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccination lead to questions about the origins of the fear of vaccinations associated with the fear of mental disabilities. Psychology offers some answers to why these fears exist.

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Savea Hull

In my third year at Graceland University, I am a Biology and Chemistry major minoring in Psychology. I plan on going to medical school upon graduation in order to pursue my dream as a physician in obstetrics. At Graceland I have been involved in the Womanäó»s Soccer Program, Shalom... Read More →

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Dr. David Devonis

Professor of Psychology, Graceland University

Thursday April 12, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Shaw Center Lobby

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