Universidade Federal do Para


Palestra do Prof. Dr. Micah Ahmad


O Programa de Pós-Graduação em Teoria e Pesquisa do Comportamento oferece a palestra sobre o tema da moralidade:



Has Sin Really Become the Lesser of two Evils?

Prof. Dr. Micah Ahmad

Montreal Neurological Institute

McGill University - CANADA




During the APA convention of 1959, O. Hobart Mowrer evoked widespread criticism for his paper Constructive Aspects of the Concept of Sin in Psychotherapy, followed up by his 1960 article in the American Psychologist from which the present title was adopted. One of Mowrer's key arguments was that traditional notions of 'sin' imply personal responsibility over one's actions, whereas psychological conceptualizations of 'mental illness' and 'personality disorder' absolve the actors of responsibility from their deeds. Mowrer's claims are updated in the context of present-day cultural trends, where many conditions once ascribed to 'mental illnesses' a generation ago (and as 'sins' a few generations before that) are being re-defined as the 'norm.’ Mowrer's warning that the "nonjudgmental, warm, accepting, nonpunitive" proclivities of many psychologists would normalize aberrant behavior while marginalizing the normal is being realized in full force. In relegating 'sin' to 'sickness', then 'sickness’ to 'norm', Mowrer's foresight is perhaps even more relevant today than when it first appeared.



A palestra será ministrada em inglês, portanto é recomendável que os estudantes sejam proficientes neste idioma.



Dia: 20 de novembro de 2018

Horário: 15:00 às 16:30

Local: Sala 18 do Prédio II do NTPC

Público-alvo: Estudantes de Pós-Graduação

Entrada: Livre no limite dos lugares disponíveis.

Maiores informações com o Prof. François Tonneau (3201-8488)


Última atualização em Qua, 14 de Novembro de 2018 18:20
Núcleo de Teoria e Pesquisa do Comportamento - Universidade Federal do Pará
Tel: (91) 3201-8536 - E-mail: ntpc@ufpa.br