Psychologist to Discuss the Meaning of Life

4/14/11 ASHLAND, OH -- The Ashland Center for Nonviolence will host a program presented by psychologist Paul Robinson titled "Hokey Pokey: A Scientific and Spiritual Exploration of the Meaning of Life" on Tuesday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the Hawkins-Conard Student Center Auditorium on the Ashland University campus. This event is free and open to the public.

Robinson will explore some of life's most interesting and perplexing existential questions like:  "Why was I born?  Why am I here? Does life really have a purpose? What's the meaning of my life?  Why must we suffer? Does science offer any clues about the purpose of life? Is there a spiritual reason we are here? What difference does it all make anyway?"

Robinson is a psychologist in private practice, director of The New Dawn Center for Healthy Families, and emeritus professor of North Central State College in Mansfield, as well as member of the Ashland Center for Nonviolence.

Robinson has long been a student of human behavior and life in general. He has studied the works of many Christian writers and Eastern spiritual masters and studied under Ram Dass directly. He was trained in psycho synthesis and Gestalt therapy.

The event is sponsored by the Ashland Center for Nonviolence, located on the campus of Ashland University, and committed to exploring and promoting alternatives to violence in ourselves, our families, our communities, and our world. The center is committed to finding choices when there seem to be none, as well as answering the seemingly unanswerable question, "What else can we do?" For more information about this event, or to learn more about the Ashland Center for Nonviolence, please call 419-289-5313 or visit us online at www.ashland.edu/acn<http://www.ashland.edu/acn>.

Ashland University (www.ashland.edu<http://www.ashland.edu>) is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.