On Thursday, May 10 we’ll meet to discuss Sam Duncan’s work-in-progress “Emotions and the Ethics of Psychopharmachology.” Sam received a Ph.D in Philosophy from UVA and has been teaching there during the 2011-12 academic year. We’ll meet in room 208 of Caldwell Hall from 7:00-8:30. Since pizza will be provided, please let Dan Moseley know if you plan to attend (you’re also welcome to suggest pizza topping preferences).
“The Criminal Psychopath Magnetized: Implications of Brain Imaging for Psychology, Medicine, Law & Policy”
Friday, April 20
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Perkins Library, Room 217
Kent A. Kiehl, Ph.D.
The Nonprofit Mind Research Network & Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience
University of New Mexico
Dr. Kiehl focuses on the clinical neuroscience of major mental illnesses, with special focus on criminal psychopathy, substance abuse, and psychotic disorders (i.e. schizophrenia). He uses non-invasive techniques for measuring brain function, including event-related potentials (ERPs) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). The goal of these studies is to elucidate and characterize the abnormal functional architecture believed to underlie these clinical disorders and to understand how psychological and/or pharmacological treatment modulates these neural processes. Ultimately, the goal of his research is to understand, diagnose, and effectively treat these clinical conditions.
Sponsored by the Duke Center for Interdisciplinary Decision Sciences and Duke Law School
We will meet from 7:00-8:30 on Thursday, April 26 in Room 208 of Caldwell Hall to discuss Chapter 1 of Nomy Arpaly’s Unprincipled Virtue (OUP, 2003).
This Thursday (April 12) we will meet at 7:00pm in room 208 o f Caldwell to discuss Kendler and Schaffner’s essay, which is published in Philosophy, Psychology and Psychiatry, Vol. 18, No. 1, March 2011, pp.41-63.