Welcome to Eastbourne Sceptics in the Pub.

At Sceptics in the Pub local and national experts in their field present and then discuss a topic in a friendly and relaxed environment...a pub!

The common theme for all the talks is scepticism (or skepticism if you prefer), which in broad terms means bringing a scientific, evidence based approach to examine common beliefs and misconceptions. You can find out more about skeptics here.


We charge £3.00  for tickets to cover running costs and speakers travel expenses. Tickets go on sale online (with an additional booking fee) a few weeks before the next event  or may be purchased at the door on the night.

We hope you will come and have a drink with us.

Ulrike Hahn

Wednesday, March 22 2017 at 8:00PM

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1 Grange Road
BN21 4EU

Ulrike Hahn

What's the talk about?

The talk describes how and why considerations of rationality matter for understanding human behaviour. Using case studies from recent research on 'unrealistic optimism' as well as so-called 'fallacies of argumentation' it examines why coming to snappy conclusions about human (ir)rationality is hard.

Our speaker:

Ulrike Hahn is professor of psychology at Birkbeck College London. She is presently a member of the Senior Editorial Board for Topics in Cognitive Science and an Associate Editor for Frontiers in Cognitive Science. She has served as an Associate Editor for the Psychological Bulletin & Review, and as Consulting Editor for Psychological Review, as well as contributing occasional reviews to over 30 different journals, and a wide range of national and international funding bodies. In December 2015 she was elected Fellow of the German National Academy of Science, Leopoldina.