Scandrette Lecture Series

The focus of the Scandrette Lecture Series is the integration of psychology and Christianity.


"Just Looking Out for Number 1? A Christian View of the Human Condition in Everyday Social Interaction"

Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 3:30 – 5pm
BGC 432 Wilson Suite

Wheaton College's Psychology Department presents the 32nd Annual Scandrette Lecture. Dr. Angela Sabates will deliver the lecture titled "Just Looking Out for Number 1? A Christian View of the Human Condition in Everyday Social Interaction."

Dr. Sabates teaches psychology at Bethel University. She is currently conducting research on the implications of a Christian view of personhood for undergraduate psychology curricula. She also serves as Associate Book Editor for the American Scientific Association and Assistant Conference Track Coordinator for the Christian Association for Psychological Studies.

Free and open to the public, the event takes place in the Wilson Suite, located on the fourth floor of the Billy Graham Center at 500 College Avenue in Wheaton. There will be a reception following the lecture. For more information, call 630.752.5104.

Previous Speakers

Gerald Sittser
Gerald Sittser | The Battle of the Heart: The Desert Fathers as Psychologists
March 27, 2013



Steve Sweatman
Steve Sweatman | Engagement: Christians in Psychology Can Shape the Next Generation
February 24, 2012



Neftali Serrano
Neftali Serrano | My Journey to Primary Care: A Vision for What it Means to be a Christian in Psychology
April 11, 2011



Nathaniel Wade
Nathaniel WadeForgiveness in Therapy: The Science and Practice of Helping Clients Forgive
October 8, 2009

About Dr. Onas C. Scandrette

Onas ScandretteDr. Onas Scandrette taught at every educational level from elementary school through graduate school.   He worked as a therapist in a child guidance clinic, as a school psychologist, and as a college counselor.  He published more than sixty articles in the areas of personality, eductional psychology, the integration of psychology and religion, and photography.

Dr. Scandrette came to Wheaton College in 1957 and was instrumental in establishing the Psychology Department in 1962.  He was the first chairman of the new department.  During his tenure an impressive number of students pursued graduate study, in large part due to his efforts and encouragement.  Dr. Scandrette retired in 1979.

Photography was Dr. Scandrette's principal avocation.  More than 200 of his photographs were accepted in international exhibitions, and a number won special awards.  In 1987 Dr. Scandrette was made a Fellow of the Photographic Society of America, the highest honor of the Society.  He was a contributing editor of the PSA Journal, the official organ of the Society.  Seattle Pacific University awarded him a "distinguished alumnus" medallion in June, 1989.  Some of Dr. Scandrette's photographic works can be seen displayed in the Psychology Department.

Dr. Scandrette entered the presence of the Lord on January 12, 2005.

This lecture series was endowed by Dr. Scandrette and has been an honor for the Psychology Department to host since 1981.

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