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Professor Paul Hoggett

Paul Hoggett is Professor of Social Policy and Director of the Centre for Psycho-Social Studies at the University of the West of England, Bristol. He has over twenty years experience researching welfare change and the politics of community life for funders such as the ESRC, Home Office and European Foundation. He is also a psychoanalytic psychotherapist with a strong interest in the role of emotions in public life. He works within the Tavistock Group Relations tradition and was a founder editor of its journal Organisational & Social Dynamics. His books include Organising Around Enthusiasms (1986, Comedia), Partisans in an Uncertain World (1992, Free Association Books), Contested Communities (1997, Policy Press), Emotional Life and the Politics of Welfare (2000, Macmillan), and Politics, Identity & Emotion (Paradigm Publishers, 2009)..

Past and present Confer events
Online module

The Psychology of Inspired Collective Climate Change Action
Saturday 21 November 2015

Book of the Month
Grief Works by Julia Samuel

Death affects us all. Yet it is still the last taboo in our society, and grief is still profoundly misunderstood...

In Grief Works we hear stories from those who have experienced great love and great loss - and survived. Stories that explain how grief unmasks our greatest fears, strips away our layers of protection and reveals our innermost selves...
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Helen Fisher: The brain in love

Why do we crave love so much, even to the point that we would die for it? To learn more about our very real, very physical need for romantic love, Helen Fisher and her research team took MRIs of people in love and people who had just been dumped... view...

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The Latest Neuroimaging Findings in Borderline Personality Disorder

Altered function in neurotransmitter systems including the serotonin, glutamate, and GABA systems was observed in patients with BPD... read more...