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Good grief! Epistemic and psychological benefits of depressive mood

Good grief! Epistemic and psychological benefits of depressive mood

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PhD student to present paper at two major conferences.
Date:
27/04/2015
We need better methods of measuring poverty if we want to make progress

We need better methods of measuring poverty if we want to make progress

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Scott Wisor writes for The Guardian.
Date:
27/04/2015
Philosophy for the curious: why study Philosophy?

Philosophy for the curious: why study Philosophy?

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Professor Lisa Bortolotti interviewed about the benefits of studying Philosophy.
Date:
22/04/2015
Promises and limitations of cognitive neurosciences and genomics in identifying valid mental disorder constructs within the Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) framework

Promises and limitations of cognitive neurosciences and genomics in identifying valid mental disorder constructs within the Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) framework

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PhD student to present at the prestigious and highly competitive Cognitio 2015 conference.
Date:
21/04/2015
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.
Date:
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.
Date:
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.
Date:
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.
Date:
17/03/2015
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