Sam Sommers – Sam Sommers is an award-winning teacher and researcher of social psychology at Tufts University outside Boston.
His research specialties include how people think, communicate, and behave in diverse settings, as well as psychological perspectives on the U.S. legal system.
At Tufts, Sam is known for his engaging lecture style and has won multiple teaching awards, including being selected by the Student Senate as the Professor of the Year in 2009.
(His wife would also insist on mentioning that he was voted by the student newspaper the “hottest” male professor on campus. However, being well-versed in the power of situations, he’d note that the honor had less to do with him than with the anything-but-fierce state of the competition.)
In his free time, Sam enjoys hanging out with his wife and two daughters, batting lead-off for the vaunted Tufts Psychology summer softball team, and exerting far more effort than he probably should looking for Seinfeld and Daily Show clips to use in the classroom.
Date Recorded: 01/05/2012
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