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The Welfare Trait: how state benefits affect personality

Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science public lecture 

Date: Wednesday 29 June 2016
Time:  6.30-8pm
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 (@AdamPerkinsPhD) is a Lecturer in the Neurobiology of Personality at King’s College London.

Kitty Stewart (@kittyjstewart) is Associate Professor in the Department of Social Policy at LSE.

Jason McKenzie Alexander is Professor of Philosophy, LSE.

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