Lifelong Learning Lecture
This lecture will address the link between society and psychological distress. The focus will be on societal insanities such as inequality, insecurity, violence, consumerism, selfishness, simulation, sexualization, and stupidity. But there are many more.
Despite these forceful faults of society there is an increasing focus by psychiatry (as well as sections of psychology and psychotherapy) on faint faults within the individual - especially fragments of her/his neuro-genetic, neuro-chemical, and neuro-anatomical make-up. Sociology (along with other social sciences such as anthropology and social history) provides a corrective to the narrowing gaze of contemporary biologically-driven psychiatry.
NB – this lecture will have different content to the one held during the spring term of 2018.
Centre for Lifelong Learning