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Psychology

Meeting Details

Meeting DayFriday
Time10.00 am
FrequencyMonthly
LocationAbbot Hall Social Centre
Co-ordinator(s)Margaret Sutherland

What we do

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.

Reports

August 2018

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.

May 2018

Dates:

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.

November 2017

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?

 

July 2017

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.

March 2017

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.

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