Interested in a career in psychology? Psychology4Students is the event for you

Over 1000 students are expected to attend the flagship Society events Psychology4Students 2011 this autumn. There are still places available for the one on 1 December at Watford Colosseum.

These popular events give A level and first year undergraduate students a glimpse into the world of psychology. As ever a wealth of speakers will be there, all of which have been selected to appeal to psychologists-to-be. 

Dr Catherine Loveday, Chartered Psychologist and member of the Society’s Standing Conference Committee said:

“As always, this year's psychology for students event looks set to be a great day of learning and inspiration.

“It’s such a fantastic opportunity for students to hear some of the country's top psychologists speak about their work.”

This year, for the first time, delegates will be able to take part in hot topic workshops and an interactive demonstration fair. The hot topics workshop will include first-hand experience of what life is really like at university, along with revision techniques.

The interactive demonstration fair will enable students to get their hands on some psychological tests, including the Stroop test. They will also get the chance to meet Chartered Psychologists and receive careers advice from people in the know.

Dr Loveday expressed her excitement at the Psychology4Students 2011 programme:

“There is a great range of topics this year, which I think will not only support the A level and undergraduate syllabuses but also help them to understand the excitement and relevance of good research.”

Speakers at Psychology4Students 2011 will include:

1 December 2011, Watford Colosseum, Hertfordshire

  • Paul Gardner, University of St Andrews - Love and attraction
  • Alison Lee, Bath Spa University - Neuropsychology: A single case study
  • Peter Lovatt, University of Hertfordshire - The psychology of dance, hormones and thinking
  • Rob Yeung, Corporate Psychologist at consultancy Talentspace - The psychology of success: What makes certain people so successful?
  • Katie Slocombe, University of York - Evolution of language: what do chimps have to say?

For details of how to register visit the Psychology4Students South webpage.

23 November 2011, University of Central Lancashire, Preston (SOLD OUT!)

  • Charlie Frowd, University of Central Lancashire - Constructing the face of a criminal?
  • Mark A Wetherell, Northumbria University - Stress: Mechanisms, measurements and manipulations
  • Deborah Riby, Newcastle University - Looking at faces: Evidence from Autism Spectrum Disorder and Williams syndrome
  • Rhiannon Turner, University of Leeds - Reducing prejudice via direct, extended, and imagined contact
  • Peter Thompson, University of York - Illusions in the lab and in the real world


Attendees and non-attendees alike will be able to follow the event on Twitter: #psych4students