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Methods of poverty assessment must be overhauled if we really want to make a difference

Methods of poverty assessment must be overhauled if we really want to make a difference

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Scott Wisor writes the latest Birmingham Brief.
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27/03/2015
Irrationality and the relationship among rationality, mental health, and human agency

Irrationality and the relationship among rationality, mental health, and human agency

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Professor Lisa Bortolotti interviewed by Nigel Warburton for Philosophybites.
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20/03/2015
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

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

Professionals, practitioners and beauty norms: call for papers

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

Neurocognition of Aberrant Experience and Belief 2015

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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

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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

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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

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Lisa Bortolotti contributes to the webzine "Scientia Salon: From the Ivory Tower to the Main Street and Vice Versa"
Date:
04/03/2015
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