Psychology students experience the Science of Psychology on unique day out

A-level Psychology students headed off to the University of Bristol this week to attend a conference about the Science of Psychology.

The day consisted of a series of mini lectures, covering what makes good and bad science, the problems with publishing psychological research and some demonstrations applying the science of psychology. Highlights of the day included students finding out there is scientific research to show that cows enjoy listening to ‘A Perfect Day’ and that your dance moves indicate your likely success in a relationship! See above the photo of our students enjoying an energetic session by “Doctor Dance”; learning a quick dance routine, then improvising around it to show the effects structured improvisation can have on creative thinking.

Students also enjoyed a real life demonstration of hypnosis in action and learnt some secrets behind visual illusions and magic tricks, supporting the modules studied back in the classroom.

Lecturer Clare Smith took the students on the trip: “This conference gives the students the unique opportunity to go beyond the A-level curriculum and see psychology in action. All involved thoroughly enjoyed the experience and students are really looking forward to putting what they learnt into practice back at College.”

To find out more about our Human Behaviour courses, visit our website here or come along to our Open Evening on 6th February, 5-8pm.