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Event: Behavioral Science at the United Nations Forum


Tuesday, October 18, 2022
6 – 7 pm gathering & book-signing
7 – 8:50 pm Forum
Fordham University, 113 West 60 St., room 1022 (floor 10)

“How can psychological scientists and practitioners promote better global health?”

Since the 1980s, behavioral scientists have been increasingly involved with evidence-based policies at the United Nations. This forum brings together diverse experts to discuss their current work within the Psychology Coalition at the UN (PCUN).

Moderator: Harold Takooshian, PhD; Professor of Psychology and Urban Studies, Fordham University

Welcome: Elaine P. Congress, DSW, MA; Book Editor, PCUN; Associate Dean, Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service
Leonard Davidman, PhD; Manhattan Psychological

Association Presenters:
Kelly S. O’Donnell, PsyD; Member Care Associates (Geneva),
Presentation title: Global Mental Health Today

Elaine H. Olaoye, Ph.D.; Director, Brookdale Positive Psych. Center
Presentation title: Promoting Prosocial Behavior

Linda White-Ryan, Ph.D., LCSW, RN; Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service
Presentation title: Reducing Substance Abuse

Refreshments will be served. All are welcome.

This session is hosted by the Fordham Social Psychology seminar, in cooperation with Psi Chi, SPSSI-NY, and Manhattan Psychological Assoc. For any details: Notes:,


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