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Recent experimental research on the ' Knobe effect ' suggests, somewhat surprisingly, that there is a bi-directional relation between attributions of intentional action and evaluative considerations. We defend a novel account of this phenomenon that exploits two factors: (i) an intuitive asymmetry in judgments of responsibility (e.g. praise/blame) and (ii)(More)
How do people ordinarily attribute mental states to other entities? Clearly, people take physical features into account when assessing whether an organism is likely to occupy particular mental states. An eyeless cave fish, for instance, will be thought unlikely to occupy visual states. However according to one recent theory, people use information about(More)
Philosophers of mind typically group experiential states together and distinguish these from intentional states on the basis of their purportedly obvious phenomenal character. challenge this dichotomy by presenting evidence that non-philosophers do not classify subjective experiences relative to a state's phenomenological character, but rather by its(More)
Schizophrenia is more prevalent in urban than rural areas. For a generation this difference was thought to be due to the downward social drift of affected individuals. Recent research suggests that being born and brought up in an inner-city area increases the risk of developing the illness, and brings into question the role of environmental hazards and(More)
The practice of conceptual analysis has undergone a revival in recent years. Although the extent of its role in philosophy is controversial, many now accept that conceptual analysis has at least some role to play. Granting this, I consider the relevance of empirical investigation to conceptual analysis. I do so by contrasting an extreme position(More)
OBJECTIVE Depression is the leading cause of disability for Australians from late adolescence through mid-adulthood, and effective treatments can positively impact subsequent life course trajectories. A treatment model for the management of complex youth depression, characterised by symptom severity, multi-morbidity and ongoing suicidality is presented. (More)
AIM Although models of family intervention are clearly articulated in the child and early adolescent literature, there is less clarity regarding family intervention approaches in later adolescence and emerging adulthood. METHODS This study provides the rationale and intervention framework for a developmentally sensitive model of time-limited family work(More)
The TWG was guided by a Management Group comprised of Susan Bradley (BFS and DCHA) and Anne Peniston (GH) and well supported by a team of three external consultants (Graceanna Enzinger, Hope Sukin, and Mellen Duffy Tanamly). The Agency Steering Committee, led by Paul Weisenfeld and subsequently Richard Greene from BFS, and including Robert Clay (GH) and Jed(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the Youth Depression Alleviation-Combined Treatment (YoDA-C) study is to determine whether antidepressant medication should be started as a first-line treatment for youth depression delivered concurrently with psychotherapy. Doubts about the use of medication have been raised by meta-analyses in which the efficacy and safety of(More)