|Location||Abbot Hall Social Centre|
This group is for those who are curious about human behaviour and enjoy lively discussions.
Our meetings include discussions led by one of the group, talks, invitations to outside speakers and possibly small study groups to investigate particular topics.
Next Meetings - 28 sep; 26 Oct; 30 Nov
Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and behaviour so that gives us plenty of scope for our talks and discussions. Over recent years these have included areas relating to human development, education, health, neuropsychology, family issues, exercise, moral issues and many more.
Our sessions are well attended and if you fancy joining us, all you need is an interest in what makes people think and behave in various ways.
Friday April 20th – Topic to be arranged
Friday May 18th – Optical Illusions
Over the past few months we have discussed Democracy, some psychological perspectives; Mind Hacking by Large Corporations; and How to Build Cognitive Reserve. Our meetings are well attended but we are always happy to see new faces.
January 26th - Topic to be arranged
February 23rd - Tribalism
March 23rd - Consciousness What? How? Why?
Over the past few months, we have had talks on Autism, Psychological Approaches to Addiction, and a discussion session on The Negative Consequences of an Internet Based Society. So you can see that psychology is a broad discipline that covers a huge range of topics concerning human thought and behaviour. If you are interested in finding out more about these areas, why not join us?
We continue to consider a wide range of topics. (Those for Sep – Nov are being considered.)
In May, John Kincey gave a talk on Time Perception. It was fascinating and could be a subject that we’ll consider again.
In June, Mary Christian and Penny Scott led a discussion on Domestic Abuse. It was an excellent session, which not only helped us to understand the issues involved, but also to put into context recent changes in the law relating to abuse.
Our sessions are well attended, but we always have room new members. So if you’re interested human thought and behaviour, you’re welcome to join us.
19 May - Time Perception
16 Jun - Domestic Violence
The psychology group continues to thrive. Recently, one of our members gave a talk about The Signed and Spoken Word. It was a fascinating topic on a subject that most of us had not considered before. It’s just a pity that we didn’t have more time!
Currently, we are looking forward to our April meeting, when we will be discussing ‘Personality Theories’.
Our sessions are well attended, but we always have room new members.