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 Professor Dany Nobus
Dany Nobus is Professor of Psychoanalytic Psychology at Brunel University London and the former Chair of the Freud Museum.
The psychology of a magician Matt Pritchard, Scientist and Magician
Is seeing really perceiving? Can free thinking be manipulated? During this interactive session of mind games and sensory deception, you will learn how a combination of psychology and magic can create real life Jedi masters.
About Dr Matt Pritchard
Dr Matt Pritchard is a magician and a member of the Magic Circle. He is a lapsed atomic physicist with a love of recreational maths. He is also a member of the Science of Magic Association, which aims to foster research collaborations between magicians and psychologists.
Are you a bit autistic? Mark Brosnan, University of Bath
Is there an autism continuum that we are all on somewhere or is autism a difference that distinguishes those with and those without a diagnosis?
About Professor Mark Brosnan
Mark Brosnan is Professor of Psychology at the University of Bath, and Director of the Centre for Applied Autism Research (CAAR).
Child psychology Louise Mansell and Kirsty Hughes, Clinical Psychologists at Nurture Rochdale
Studying the developing brain helps us understand why people might struggle with emotions and behaviour. Using this knowledge we will uncover some approaches to build the brains self-sooth system as we delve into the field of child psychology.
About Dr Louise Mansell and Kirsty Hughes
Louise and Kirsty are Chartered Clinical Psychologists and co-directors of Nurture Rochdale. They have interest and expertise in working with anxiety, trauma, and attachment.