About this day
For A level and IB students
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 commerce for an unmissable day, complemented by a special session on examination success.
“Every speaker was very enthusiastic, highly knowledgeable and really got our students interested!”
Programme & speakers
Mastering memory Ginny Smith, Science communicator
Find out what happens in the brain when we learn and store memories, and why we shouldn’t always trust everything we remember. Ginny uses quizzes and games to explore memory and how to improve it using psychology and neuroscience research.
About Ginny Smith
Ginny is a scientist and science communicator. She is presenter and producer for the PsychCrunch podcast and has co-written three books as well as publishing numerous articles for various audiences.
Why sex is fun but gender rarely is Dany Nobus, Brunel University
Discover the place of gender (sexual identity and role) in the broader framework of the human sexual experience. For human beings gender is a complex and often contested repository of psycho-social forces, which isn’t always easy to navigate.
About Dany Nobus
Dany Nobus is Professor of Psychoanalytic Psychology at Brunel University London and the former Chair of the Freud Museum.
"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.
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.
Are you a bit autistic? Mark Brosnan, University of Bath
Famous American comedian Jerry Seinfeld recently said that he felt he was a bit autistic, but can you be ‘a bit’ autistic? Is there an autism continuum that we are all on somewhere or is autism a difference that distinguishes two distinct groups of people – those with and those without a diagnosis?
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About Mark Brosnan
Mark Brosnan is Professor of Psychology at the University of Bath, which has just been ranked the top Psychology Department in the UK (by the Guardian). He is Director of the Centre for Applied Autism Research (CAAR).
Child psychology Louise Mansell, Nurture Psychology Service
About Louise Mansell
Louise is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and founder of Nurture Psychology Service. She has a particular interest and expertise in working with anxiety, trauma, and attachment, with regards to the impact on early brain development.