Thursday 18 April: University Centre 7.30 pm: Childhood Emotional Neglect: The Intergenerational Conundrum by Dr Angela Blanchard (School of Psychology, Keele University)
Angela will give a presentation on her recently completed PhD research into emotional neglect of children and how it affects them as adults. Angela is a person-centred counsellor.
Childhood emotional neglect is increasingly recognised as a distinct form of child abuse which may occur alongside other forms of child abuse or as a stand-alone issue. Yet it remains nebulous, poorly understood and under-researched, compared to other forms of child maltreatment. In this presentation, Angela will outline her research into childhood emotional neglect, focusing in particular on the intergenerational aspect. Is childhood emotional neglect inevitably passed on from one generation to another? Can the same individuals be both harsh parents, and loving grandparents? If there is a cycle of childhood emotional neglect, can we ever break out of it? Angela promises to raise more questions than she answers, as she continues to search for understanding and healing both for herself and her counselling clients. You can see her PhD video here:
The Chair of Shropshire Humanist Group, Dr Simon Nightingale, will talk to the Shrewsbury Interfaith Forum on the Neuroscience and Psychology of Empathy, at the United Reformed Church in Shrewsbury on Tuesday 13 February, at 1.00 pm.
The talk will cover many aspects of empathy, including psychology, neurobiology, genetics, evolutionary psychology and pathology (for example, psychopathy), as well as its huge importance in human relationships. The talk will be followed by discussion.
Everyone is welcome.
Please note this event is not organised by SHG.
Dr Simon Nightingale, consultant neurologist and SHG member, will talk on Intuitions (such as first impressions) and how they are not as good as we think they are. Lots of fun experiments on the audience.
Thursday 19 November at 7.30 pm at The Lantern, Meadow Farm Drive, Shrewsbury SY1 4NG. All are welcome. Donations are requested to cover the cost of room hire, refreshments etc.
Shropshire Humanist Group member Simon Nightingale was speaking on Radio Shropshire again on Sunday 14 December. He is always worth listening to.
This one is based on an interesting book called “The Honest Truth about Dishonesty” by an experimental psychologist called Dan Ariely. Of course I could only deal with a tiny part of this fascinating subject.
I have tried to present a nonreligious approach to a moral issue – and I do mention a famous humanist at the end! To listen within the next 7 days go to: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02cz784 and listen on the time line from 1:21:00 to 1:27:00.
Simon Nightingale, Consultant in Neurology and SHG member: The Neuro-psychology of Empathy.
What is empathy? Is it important? Why does it vary between different people? Is it the product of nature or nurture? What happens when it is lost?
Thursday 20 November at 7.30 pm at The Lantern, Meadow Farm Drive, Shrewsbury SY1 4NG. All are welcome. Donations are requested to cover the cost of room hire, refreshments etc.