About this day
For A level and IB students
Join us for an exciting day of informative discussions, interactive sessions and inspirational stories that will give your students real insight into psychology beyond the classroom. Our experienced speakers will deliver five engaging sessions that examine the theories and applications of psychology in the modern world.
The day will also include a special session on examination success designed to provide students with the tools that they need to excel. With polls and quizzes throughout the day and plenty of opportunities to ask the scientists questions, this event is a must for KS5 (and keen KS4) psychology students! Book now and let us help your students realise their potential and discover the impact they can have on the world.
Speakers for this event will be announced soon!
“Every speaker was very enthusiastic, highly knowledgeable and really got our students interested!”
Psychology Teacher, Autumn 2022
Programme & speakers
Placebo effects and performance enhancing drugs in sport Philip Hurst, Canterbury Christ Church University
Why do athletes take performance enhancing drugs? What if the benefits of a drug don’t come from the drug, but the belief that it improves performance? In this talk, Philip will explain the significant impact placebo effects have in the effectiveness of performance enhancing drugs.
About Dr Philip Hurst
Dr Philip Hurst is a Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology at Canterbury Christ Church University. His research examines the role of the mind in the effectiveness of performance enhancing substances and the impact of anti-doping education interventions on athletes’ decision to use prohibited substances.