Lecture: “Buried in Treasures: When Stuff Takes Over”
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Dean Emerita and Professor
School of Social Work, Boston University
Hoarding disorder is a startlingly common, and complicated, mental health condition. Not only a personal problem, social groups and institutions can also be overwhelmed by their material possessions. Museums, for example, may devote themselves so blindly to the tasks of collection and storage that they lack resources to do much else.
As part of the Wolf Humanities Center’s 2018-19 Forum on Stuff, one of the world’s leading authorities on the social and medical aspects of hoarding, Dr. Gail Steketee, will discuss current research on this challenging problem and emerging strategies for overcoming it.
Cosponsored by SP2.