We warmly invite all PhD students of the Jagiellonian University to take part in our lecture series Emotions, Rationality, Decision-Making, conducted by renowned Professors from various universities. Enrolment will be possible via USOSweb and the lectures will take the form of MS Teams meetings. To participate in the lectures, you should join the team (Microsoft Teams, code: gdmuhng).
Information about the events will be published below.
Commencing with a short background of the history of sociological research on emotions, and defining the concept of emotion in an interdisciplinary context, this lecture will critically explore the often used dichotomy between emotion and reason. In recent decades, there has been a re-evaluation of the role of emotions in social life and social science, to the extent that scholars often talk of an ‘emotional turn’. The main focus will be on theorizing rational decision-making as an emotive-cognitive process using legal decision-making as a case in point.
Stina Bergman Blix' research concerns the sociology of emotions and her theoretical interest includes rationality, decision making, professionalization and the private/professional interface. Her latest projects investigate emotions in court from several perspectives: their role in and around court hearings, and how objectivity is constructed in legal decision-making. She leads the ERC-project JUSTEMOTIONS (2018-2023) and coordinates the Research Group Emotion-Justice-Interaction (EmoJI). (source)