Subject

1

Date & time

Fri, 1 Dec 2017
11:00 - 16:00

Venue

University of Salford
The Crescent
Salford, M5 4WT

Book a place

£21 + VAT* *Plus one complimentary staff ticket per ten students

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.

Peter Lovatt

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.

"There's an eyeball in my soup" - life as a forensic psychologist Kerry Daynes, Consultant Psychologist

Kerry has worked with everyone from shoplifters to serial killers, struggling parents to charming psychopaths! She will reveal what forensic psychologists really do and both the rewards and pitfalls of a career in this area.

Kerry Daynes

About Kerry Daynes

Kerry was one of the first Forensic Psychologists to train in the NHS and has since worked with some of Britain’s most complex and challenging criminals in prison, hospital and community settings.

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.

Dean Burnett

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‘.