News and events
18 April 2013 - 18 April 2013
|Time:||10.00am - 4.00pm|
|Location:||115 New Cavendish Street, London W1W 6UW - View map|
|Location:||Large Lecture Theatre 115 New Cavendish Street, London W1W 6UW - View map|
Following the enormous success of our Plug in Your Brain series of evening public lectures, the Department of Psychology is offering a day of stimulating, informative and fun lectures for A Level students, delivered by high profile academics.
This is an opportunity for students to:
Attendance is free but pre-registration is essential. To book your place visit our online registration page.
One of the world’s leading experts on the psychology of love and attraction, Dr Viren Swami, talks about what makes us attracted to others and why we fall in love. Think opposites attract, that looks matter, or that playing hard-to-get works? Think again.
Living without Memory
Neuropsychologist, Dr Catherine Loveday, is joined by ‘Claire’, a woman with severe amnesia, and together they explain why memory is so fundamental to everyday life and what it is like when it disappears.
All in the Mind
Is it possible to reduce anxiety, boost brain-power and improve health simply by sitting still? Dr Trudi Edginton tells us about the neuroscience and psychology of mindfulness meditation and explains how it is used in psychotherapy.
Does Freud Suck?
Most people will know Sigmund Freud as the interpreter of dreams and the unconscious mind, but what did he really say and what do psychologists really think of him? Social psychologist Alan Porter puts the life and work of Freud in context.
Working with Prisoners
Self-harm and suicide is a prolific problem in offenders but what is it that makes offenders so much more vulnerable than non-offenders? PhD student Jay Mackenzie talks sensitively about her research in this area and discusses what it is like to work as a psychologist in a prison setting.