If Ignorance Is Bliss, We Should All Be Ecstatic
by Fred Leavitt
Fred Leavitt received his Ph. D. degree in psychopharmacology from the University of Michigan and did postdoctoral work at UC Berkeley. He served on the faculty at California State University, East Bay, California for 43 years and also taught for one or more semesters at Williams College; Northern Arizona University; the University of British Columbia; the University of Hawaii; the United States International University (in both Kenya and the United Kingdom); the University of Utrecht (Netherlands); Bogazici University (in Turkey); Massey University (in New Zealand); and National University of Singapore.
He has given frequent talks to medical doctors for their continuing medical education requirements.
In his spare time he enjoys trying to solve cryptic crossword puzzles and playing basketball with other over-the-hill players.
In 1964, he married Diane Bright. They live in Oakland, California and have two married daughters and two grandchildren.
If Ignorance Is Bliss,
We Should All Be Ecstatic
Nothing we think we know - NOTHING - is likely to be correct.
Improving Medical Outcomes (with Jessica Leavitt) (Rowman & Littlefield, 2011)
Key Concepts in Medical and Behavioral Research (Jain Publishing Company, 2009)
The REAL Drug Abusers (Rowman & Littlefield, 2003)
Evaluating Scientific Research: Separating Fact from Fiction (Prentice-Hall, 2000)
Drugs and Behavior, third edition (Sage Publications, 1995)
Research Methods for Behavioral Scientists (William C. Brown Publishing Company, 1991)