Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science public lecture
Date: Wednesday 29 June 2016
Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, Aldwych
Speaker: Dr Adam Perkins
Discussant: Dr Kitty Stewart
Chair: Professor Jason Alexander
In this lecture Dr Perkins argues that welfare policies which increase the number of children born into disadvantaged households risk proliferating dysfunctional, employment-resistant personality characteristics, due to the damaging effect on personality development of exposure to childhood disadvantage.
Adam Perkins () is a Lecturer in the Neurobiology of Personality at King’s College London.
Kitty Stewart () is Associate Professor in the Department of Social Policy at LSE.
Jason McKenzie Alexander is Professor of Philosophy, LSE.
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