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Robert E. Haskell discusses 'The Importance of the Humanities in an Age of Cognitive Science' Oct. 8th

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   The Importance of the Humanities in an Age of Cognitive Science Thursday, October 8th at 6 p.m. UNE Portland Campus-CHP Lecture Hall Robert E. Haskell, Ph.D.

In the context of a long standing antagonistic relationship between the humanities and cognitive science, the talk explores how each can contribute to the other, with an emphasis on the importance of the humanities to cognitive science. A broad review of this history will be presented.

Differences, similarities, strengths and shortcomings in terms of purposes, methods, and the disciplinary identity of each will also be addressed.

Robert E. Haskell, Ph.D., is former Professor of psychology, and department chair at the University of New England, and is co-founder of The New England Institute of Cognitive Science and Evolutionary Psychology ( He earned his Ph.D. from the Pennsylvania State University in Psychology and Social Relations, and is a Charter member of the American Psychological Society. He was awarded the Distinguished Career of Research and Scholarship Award For a Lifetime of Outstanding Accomplishment in Research and Scholarship from the College of Arts and Sciences, University of New England. A reception will follow.