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.
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“Every speaker was very enthusiastic, highly knowledgeable and really got our students interested!”
Programme & speakers
Clinical psychology in practice James Piercy, Science Communicator
James Piercy started his interest in clinical psychology as a patient, after suffering a serious brain injury. Join his exploration of the psychological effects of injury and how we test and measure function.
About James Piercy
James is a Science communicator, Trainer and Public Engagement Consultant, and Honorary Lecturer in science communication
Facing your fears is good for you - but only if you are in control Warren Mansell, University of Manchester
People are often told to ‘face their fears’ in ‘exposure’ therapy. But should people be persuaded to do this? Or should they approach them at their own pace? Warren uses a theory known as perceptual control theory for the answer.
About Warren Mansell
Warren is a clinical psychologist and the author of over 100 scientific publications, a number of therapy manuals and popular psychology books. He espouses a ‘universal’ approach to mental health and studies the essential role of control in everyday life.
Hypnosis Martin S Taylor, Psychology communicator
Hypnosis isn’t the mysterious mind-control technique that many people believe: it’s a cocktail of several well-understood psychological principles. Martin will give a brief outline of these principles, and then use volunteers to demonstrate the illusion of mind control.
About Martin S Taylor
Martin S Taylor became interested in hypnosis when studying computing at Imperial College, London. He now makes his living talking about hypnosis at schools, universities, and private events.
Dance and the brain Peter Lovatt, University of Hertfordshire
What’s the link between dancing and the brain? How does dancing change the way we think and solve problems? Why is the way we move linked to our hormonal and genetic make up? This is the science of dance
About Peter Lovatt
Peter is a psychologist and former professional dancer who combines his two passions in his incredible research.