Irrational beliefs, the optimism bias, and mental health

Professor Lisa Bortolotti interviewed in episode 15 of the Sassi Talks podcast.

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Savahna and her guest, Lisa Bortolotti, speak about irrational beliefs — how they can shape our reality and behaviour, and how some of them can have a beneficial influence on our lives.

Lisa Bortolotti is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Birmingham. Her work is focused on the philosophy of the cognitive sciences, including philosophy of psychology and psychiatry. 

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