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Hope, Unrealistic Optimism, and Denial - Jennifer S. Blumenthal-Barby, PhD

Tuesday 3/28 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Barco Law Building – Alcoa Room – Second Floor

Colloquium | Lunch will be provided |RSVP to


Abstract: Dr.Blumenthal-Barby will examine the differences between hope and unrealistic optimism, denial, and self-deception. She will then discuss clinical cases to further elucidate these subjectively experienced feelings,before evaluating arguments in favor of and against encouraging (or allowing) hope, unrealistic optimism, and denial.

Last Updated On Wednesday, March 15, 2017 by Hill, Renee Turner
Created On Wednesday, March 15, 2017

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