Empathy and memory in theology and literature! (Affiliates’ meeting, Friday 25th February 2011)

Two memorable presentations from Anastasia Scrutton (compassion, empathy and the intellect) and Simon James (narrative, memory and Dickens) provided a splendid opportunity to see how two apparently loosely-connected enquiries can converge fruitfully in a free-wheeling discussion. (Corinne Saunders, chairing, was absolutely right to insist that we hear both presentations first Read more…

Emotions, Emotional Regulation and Spirituality – Seminar 22 February

Emotions, Emotional Regulation and Spirituality: A Psychological Perspective Dr Jocelyn Bryan, St John’s College, Durham 4.30-6pm, Tuesday 22 February 2011 Dun Cow Cottage, Dun Cow Lane, Durham Psychologically emotions can be conceived as having a number of core components: an event, interpretation, appraisal, physiological reactivity, action potential and behavior. These Read more…