the weekly newsletter from Dr Ruth Weeks, Headmistress
Psychology Event at Newman University
08 July 2016
On Monday 4 July, an enthusiastic group of Psychology students ventured to Newman University for a Psychology themed event.
Following introductions, we had the highlight of the day: a classical-conditioning ‘gorilla’ inspired activity. It was loosely based around the concept of trying to teach language to another student.
Students were treated to a tour of the University and explored the campus grounds, before benefitting from a seminar about applying to universities. We were then introduced to Health Psychology. We learned that the most efficient manner to persuade the general public to avoid hazardous behaviour, such as smoking, is through presentations focusing on the impact on their appearance.
We really valued the Psychology lectures, particularly the introduction to university-level teaching and what to expect from a Psychology degree. We were also impressed with the technology utilised during seminars and agreed that the morning piqued our interest in further education.
By Jennifer Henery Year 12