About this day
Psychology in Action: Power of the Mind is a wide-ranging programme examining the theories and applications of psychology in the modern world. Five incredibly engaging sessions will help students realise their potential and discover the impact they can have on the world. Join renowned speakers from academia, medicine, industry and commered for an unmissable day, complemented by a special session on examination success.
“Thank you for a very enjoyable day. I felt it was brilliantly organised and I’ve recommended the day on our Psychology teachers’ Facebook page. Can’t wait to see what you have for us next year!”
“Every speaker was very enthusiastic, highly knowledgeable and really got our students interested!”
Programme & speakers
Happiness and the Rhythm of Life Peter Lovatt, University of Hertfordshire
Peter introduces recent scientific research which shows that changes in the way we experience positive moods can influence our hormones, the chemicals in our brain and our health and well-being. Research shows that whatever makes you happy, whether it’s singing, dancing, making love or playing games, is likely to be doing more than simply putting a smile on your face. Remarkably, the experience of positive emotions has even been associated with greater longevity and reduced morbidity.
About Peter Lovatt
Before becoming a psychologist Peter was a professional dancer and worked nationally and internationally in musical theatre. Peter combined the study of dance and psychology in 2008 and since then his work has been reported on TV, radio and in the national and international press.
The idiot brain Dean Burnett, Cardiff University
For something supposedly so evolutionarily advanced, the human brain is pretty messy, fallible and disorganised. Dean tours our mysterious and mischievous grey (and white) matter, along the way explaining the human brain’s imperfections in all their glory and how these influence everything we say, do and experience.
About Dean Burnett
Dean is a lecturer at Cardiff University, neuroscientist, author, blogger and numerous other things, depending on who’s asking and what they need. He is best known for his satirical science column ‘Brain Flapping‘ at the Guardian, and his internationally acclaimed debut book ‘The Idiot Brain‘.