Get A Flavour Of Psychology At A FREE Public Event

February 23, 2009 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment


How you can tell what someone’s thinking from their hand gestures? How can psychologists help in hostage negotiations? How does psychology help sports stars stay at the top of their game? Everyone’s welcome to find out more and hear from some of the UK’s top psychologists at a free public event on Wednesday 4th March 2009 at Queen’s University, Belfast.





The event, organised by the Northern Ireland Branch of The British Psychological Society and generously supported by Queen’s University Belfast School of Psychology, is a fantastic opportunity to hear from some well known experts and find out about why we all behave the way we do.



Resident Big Brother psychologist Professor Geoffrey Beattie will reveal how reading someone’s body language can help you know what they’re thinking. He will also discuss how body language develops and why it’s so crucial to human interaction.

Forensic psychologist Dr Carol Ireland will talk about the role of the role of the hostage – or crisis – negotiator, and explain how psychology can help in crisis situations such as roof-top protests and barricades.



Sports psychologist Professor Aidan Moran from University College Dublin will explain the psychology of winning in sport and Professor Christine Liddel from the University of Ulster will tell us why we find it so hard to accept and tackle the problems associated with climate change.



The public event on Wednesday 4th March 2009 from 9.30am to 3.30pm, takes place at The Whitla Hall, Queen’s University Belfast. Admission is completely FREE but please email mailto:n.ireland@bps.org.uk to reserve your place.



Other talks include Professor Peter Smith (Goldsmiths, University of London) on ‘School Bullying: What is it, What effect it has, and how it can be prevented’ and Professor Peter Kinderman (University of Liverpool) on ‘Psychological Well-being: A New Ethos for Mental Health.



The British Psychological Society

[Via http://www.medicalnewstoday.com]

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