Making the Most of Our Emotions

Free Public Lecture

Making the Most of Our Emotions

Auditorium
Kenneth Myer Building

Parkville campus

Royal Parade

Brotherton Lecture

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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