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Ciaran Benson

Ciaran Benson is Professor Emeritus of Psychology in University College Dublin. His interests include the cultural psychology of self and identity, psychology and philosophy of the visual arts, and psychological dimensions of society and social/cultural policy. His books include The Cultural Psychology of Self: Place Morality and Art in Human Worlds (London/New York, Routledge, 2001) and The Absorbed Self: Pragmatism, Psychology and Aesthetic Experience (London, Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1993). In 2007 he was Royden Davis Visiting Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at Georgetown University, Washington DC. He is a member of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA). He was founding chair of the Irish Film Institute and of the City Arts Centre Dublin, Chair of An Chomairle Ealaion/The Arts Council (1993-98), and is currently chair of Poetry Ireland, The Grangegorman Public Art Working Group, and the Irish Museums Trust.

Past and present Confer events
The Landscapes of Grief
Saturday 26 May 2018

Book of the Month
Brett Kahr's Top Ten Psychotherapy Books - 2018
Professor Brett Kahr certainly knows something about the art of authoring books. Over the years he has written or edited twelve volumes, and has served as series editor of some fifty further titles. Earlier this year, he published New Horizons in Forensic Psychotherapy: Exploring the Work of Estela V. Welldon (Karnac Books, 2018)... More >>
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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...