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Sign your school up to 'I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here!'

03 April 2017

Do you teach psychology at A level? If you do, then you and your students may want to participate in I’m a Scientist. Get me out of here!

The organisers are looking for schools to take part in two online events that run from 12 to 23 June. There will be two ‘zones’, covering relationships and mental health.

I’m a Scientist is a free event where school students get to meet and interact with scientists online.

Your students will challenge the scientists over fast-paced online text-based live chats. They can ask the scientists anything they want, and vote for their favourite scientist to win a prize of £500 to communicate their work with the public.

The aim of the event is to help students see that scientists are normal people, learn that science lessons relate to real life, and become more enthused about science.

You can see how it works in a short video.

One of the zones in the last round of I’m a Scientist, the Decision Zone, was won by consumer psychologist James Gudgeon.

He answered a wide variety of questions from students, including:

  • What do psychologists do?
  • What does alcohol do to the brain?
  • Do you think that robots could ever be smart enough to turn against us humans?

You can find more information and apply to take part on the I’m a Scientist website.

Psychologists' involvement in I'm a Scientist this year is being supported by a public engagement grant from the British Psychological Society.

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