Psychologist will discuss how to identify mental illness Oct. 16 at Iowa State

AMES, Iowa — Psychologist Robert Krueger will discuss the differences between normal and abnormal human behavior and how the two overlap during a lecture at Iowa State University on Oct. 16.

Krueger's talk, "What is (Ab)Normal? How to Identify Mental Illness," will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, in the Memorial Union Great Hall. His presentation is part of Disability Awareness Week, and is free and open to the public.

Krueger is the Hathaway Distinguished Professor of clinical psychology and director of clinical training for clinical science and psychopathology research in the Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota. He specializes in the diagnosis of mental illness and the role of genetics in personality and personality disorders.

Krueger recently served on the task force to develop the upcoming 5th edition of the American Psychiatric Association's (APA) "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder." The manual provides a common language and standard criteria for the classification of mental disorders. He has served as associate editor of the "Journal of Abnormal Psychology" and the "Journal of Personality." His awards include APA's Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution.

Krueger's talk is co-sponsored by the Department of Psychology, the Psychology Club, Student Disability Resources and the Committee on Lectures, which is funded by the Government of the Student Body.

More information on ISU lectures is available at, or by calling 515-294-9935.