COCC psychology professor Andria Woodell explores serial murder.
Interest in multiple murder has escalated since the 1980s, despite being a rare occurrence. There have been increases in psychology majors and criminal justice majors due to the "CSI effect" while books, movies and television feature more serial murderers as both antagonists and sometimes protagonists. This talk will explore the reason behind the fascination with this form of violence and the myths/realities of serial murderers.
Dr. Andria Woodell is a Professor of Psychology at Central Oregon Community College. Her doctoral work investigated the situational factors that influenced retributive justice. Her courses at COCC focus on areas pertaining to social psychology, positive psychology, and the psychology of violence. In 2017, she was the recipient of the COCC faculty achievement award. In addition to teaching, she serves as one of the advisors for COCC's COPE club and the mentor for the COCC Heroic Imagination Team--a nonprofit established by Dr. Phillip Zimbardo that trains college students on" the power of one" so they can teach back to the community and spread the idea of positive change. She has lived in Bend for 13 years and spends her time trying to keep up with the active Bendites, hanging with her husband, and wrangling her crew of three fur buddies.
Please be advised, some graphic material may not be suitable for persons under 18 years of age.