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The Strange History of Personality Testing and its Continued Allure - POSTPONED
Jun 03 - Virtual Event

**NOTE** Event has been postponed due to speaker illness. We hope to reschedule at a later time when she is feeling better.

We're hosting these events in partnership with Speakeasy, an early-stage startup offering intimate, online events with fascinating speakers and performers. Their vision is to bring the vibrancy of a university campus to people everywhere.

Join Oxford English professor Merve Emre for a fascinating discussion about the history of personality testing, with a particular focus on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. Merve spent years researching the strange origins of the Myers-Briggs and wrote a book that reveals a story so outlandish it's hard to believe it's nonfiction. We'll learn about the mother-daughter duo who developed the test and its connections to Carl Jung, Truman Capote, and the US military. We’ll also discuss why corporations and individuals continue to find the idea of personality testing so alluring.

We're offering a limited number of tickets for this event so that everyone who attends can ask questions and engage in the discussion if they'd like. We hope to create an intimate vibe, as if we're all together in someone's living room, so we'd ask that you keep your video camera on throughout the event.

Entrance into the event is on a first come, first serve basis. Once we hit capacity, we will not be able to allow additional people into the event. Please plan accordingly.

 

 

MIT COVID-19 Response Funds

In exchange for the value you receive from this event, we ask that you make a donation (in an amount of your choosing) to the MIT Covid-19 Response Funds.

 


 

Funds will support:

MIT COVID-19 Research Fund

Gifts to support MIT’s response to help with the Covid-19 crisis, including providing equipment, space, expertise, and other resources to local area hospitals and other health care providers. Contributions to this fund will supplement Institute resources that are already being applied to these immediate medical needs including through the Medical Outreach and Crisis Management Team led by Professor Elazer Edelman, such as donations of personal protective equipment. Gifts will also support the work of Project Manus under Professor Martin Culpepper for projects including the design and mass manufacture of disposable face shields.

MIT COVID-19 Emergency Fund

Gifts to support MIT faculty and researchers addressing various aspects of the Covid-19 pandemic, including vaccine development, portable ventilators, AI solutions, and improved protective equipment.

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Date and Time

Wednesday, June 03, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PT

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Serena Chung

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