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New Fellowship: Optimism

New Fellowship: Optimism

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Lisa Bortolotti was awarded a Non-residential Fellowship on "Costs and Benefits of Optimism" ($76,299).
Date:
20/03/2015
European Philosophical Society for the Study of the Emotions (EPSSE)

European Philosophical Society for the Study of the Emotions (EPSSE)

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PhD student Isaura Peddis to present paper.
Date:
20/03/2015
Workshop 1 report: Changing understandings of body Image

Workshop 1 report: Changing understandings of body Image

Description
A report on the first BeautyDemands workshop which took place 4-5 March 2015.
Date:
17/03/2015
Professionals, practitioners and beauty norms: call for papers

Professionals, practitioners and beauty norms: call for papers

Description
Call for papers for the second BeautyDemands workshop.
Date:
17/03/2015
Neurocognition of Aberrant Experience and Belief 2015

Neurocognition of Aberrant Experience and Belief 2015

Description
Michael Larkin (Psychology, Birmingham) and Ema Sullivan-Bissett (Philosophy, Birmingham) will be representing project PERFECT.
Date:
12/03/2015
£10,000 scholarships for Masters study at the University of Birmingham

£10,000 scholarships for Masters study at the University of Birmingham

Description
For 2015 entry the University has two brand new schemes which offer £10,000 scholarships for Masters students. These scholarships have been jointly funded by the British Government; the allocation of the awards, which is the fourth highest in the UK, further cements Birmingham's place amongst the very best higher education institutions for postgraduate study.
Date:
10/03/2015
Sight, sound, and mental health

Sight, sound, and mental health

Description
As part of the Birmingham Arts and Science Festival 2015 project PERFECT is sponsoring a public engagement event featuring both talks and a discussion.
Date:
04/03/2015
The Upside of Delusional Beliefs

The Upside of Delusional Beliefs

Description
Lisa Bortolotti contributes to the webzine "Scientia Salon: From the Ivory Tower to the Main Street and Vice Versa"
Date:
04/03/2015
Will we ever travel in time?

Will we ever travel in time?

Description
Dr Alastair Wilson discusses how the possibility of travelling in time continues to capture our imaginations.
Date:
03/03/2015
Should development be kinky? A response to Pritchett and Kenny

Should development be kinky? A response to Pritchett and Kenny

Description
Scott Wisor Writes for the Devpolicy blog.
Date:
12/01/2015
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