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Emotional Outcomes, Moral Decision Making and Psychopathy

James Blair, National Institute of Mental Health



Lavin-Bernick Center
Stibbs Conference Room (Room 203)

About the Speaker

James Blair is Chief of the Unit on Affective Cognitive Neuroscience in the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program of the National Institute of Mental Health Intramural Research Program.

Dr. Blair joined the NIMH in April, 2002 having been a researcher and then faculty at the Medical Research Council Cognitive Development Unit, the Department of Psychology and the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London. His areas of expertise involve emotional regulation of behavior with specific reference to the disorders of psychopathy and acquired sociopathy as well as understanding the development of morality.

His publications include The Psychopath: Emotion and the Brain (Blackwell, 2005) as well as dozens of scholarly articles in leading journals such as Brain and Cognition, Developmental Psychopathology, and the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.

Dr. Blair has been the recipient of a Wellcome Trust Fellowship, and has received grants from the British Medical Research Council, the British Home Office, and the British National Health Service.

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