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Brotherton Lecture: Making the Most of Our Emotions

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From time immemorial, we have been deeply uncertain about our emotions. On the one hand, emotions are said to aid in decision-making, prepare us for rapid motor responses in times of trouble, and facilitate social interactions. At the same time, however, emotions are said to be dangerous and destructive, crippling our ability to think flexibly and compromising crucial social relationships.

2019 Brotherton Fellow, Professor James Gross, will draw upon recent work in affective science to consider what emotions are, why we are so ambivalent about them, and how we can adeptly regulate our emotions so that we can make the most of them.

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James Gross, Professor of Psychology at Stanford University, is a leading international scholar whose pioneering research on emotion and emotion regulation has shaped the emerging field of affective science over the past 25 years. Since receiving his PhD in clinical psychology from the University of California, Berkeley (1993), Professor Gross has had a distinguished academic career. His honours include Early Career awards from the Society for Psychophysiological Research and the American Psychological Association, Fellowships with the Association for Psychological Science and the American Psychological Association, a Distinguished Scholar Award from the Social and Affective Neuroscience Society, and Stanford University’s prestigious Bass University Fellowship in Undergraduate Education.



The Brotherton Lecture

Named for Dr Patricia Lesley Brotherton, a lecturer in the Department of Psychology until her death in 1979. Supported by a bequest from Dr Brotherton to support a visiting fellow (The Brotherton Fellow), usually on an annual or biennial basis. The Brotherton Lecture is delivered by the Brotherton Fellow. The event is hosted by the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences.

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