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Saturday, June 29 • 12:00pm - 12:50pm
The Psychology of Twins and Pranksters: Fred and George

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Join us as we discuss two of J.K. Rowling’s favorite characters and share the lighthearted fun of why we love harmless pranks, but hate to be the target of them. Born on April Fool’s Day, Fred and George's love of pranks reflected their similar temperament and their distinctiveness from the rest of the family. They were clearly skilled wizards who used their proficiency to create fun and mayhem instead of following their brothers into more serious and responsible pursuits.

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Leslie Hathorn

Lesley Hathorn is a professor of cognitive psychology at Metropolitan State University of Denver. She studies how we can use the art of the magic of words to learn about the science of behavior. She is delighted to be discussing Harry Potter in the context of psychology. She has presented at LeakyCon twice as well as at Ascendio. Her blog, “Psychology through Modern Media,” can be seen at psychologyinstruction.com.

Lauraine Woods

Lauraine Woods has been a Harry Potter fan since 1998, manages an national awards program for Canadian journalists, and presented on House-elves at LeakyCon 2012. She also has twin brothers who played tricks. She wasn't sure how she felt about being sorted into Hufflepuff. Embodying Professor Sprout last summer in Chicago was a magical experience. She'd like to spread the positivity and meet some more amazing ‘Puffs in Portland.

Saturday June 29, 2013 12:00pm - 12:50pm