The School of Psychology is hosting a series of webinar masterclasses on Thursday afternoons this November and December. Join us for discussions on adversity, rebelliousness and making better decisions.
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Thursday 30th November, 4-5pm
Psychology of sport and overcoming adversity - Dr Hanna Kampman
The ability to overcome and succeed in the face of challenges is potentially an essential part of being a successful sportsperson. In this talk, Dr Hanna Kampman will explore how psychology has studied our ability to overcome adversity, and talk about examples of how to put this into practice.
Thursday 7th December, 4-5pm
This talk will give a brief overview of how psychologists have tried to understand conformity, and focus on the psychology of rebellion. What are the conditions that promote principled rebellion against an unjust and unreasonable authority? Are there differences between individuals in their readiness to rebel? What types of rebelliousness have been identified? Does a disposition to rebel change across the lifespan? How can rebelliousness be a force for good? In this talk, Prof Mark McDermott will address these and other issues relating to the psychology of rebelliousness, of going against the grain.
Thursday 14th December, 4-5pm
Decision-making is an everyday occurrence and experience for us – but how does the mind make judgments and then decide? And how good are our decisions? In this talk, Prof Volker Thoma will show you examples of how psychologists have tackled these questions with some surprising demonstrations.
Sign up for the 2023 psychology masterclasses using this form.