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The Apollo mindset: Making Mission Impossible, possible

19 March 2020 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This event is free and open to BPS members, UH staff and students only. Registration is required. See Pricing Tab for more information.
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Registration deadline: 12 March

Fifty years ago, humanity reached for the stars and achieved the seemingly impossible.

Professor Richard Wiseman has interviewed many of the surviving Apollo controllers about the mindset behind their stunning achievement and, in this talk, he will share the Apollo story from the perspective of psychology and leadership, examining the following factors:

  • the roles of responsibility and trust
  • attitudes to failure
  • passion and purpose
  • self-belief and agility

Come and join us and discover how everyone can adopt a mindset to make the seemingly impossible possible.

University of Hertfordshire 
Room E350 (Main Building) 
College Lane Campus 
College Lane
AL10 9AB

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18:00 Networking with tea, coffee and biscuits
18:30 Talk from Professor Richard Wiseman
19:30 Questions from the audience and discussion

Speaker - Professor Richard Wiseman

Professor Richard Wiseman obtained his initial degree in psychology from UCL and his doctorate from Edinburgh University.

He has researched the psychology of deception, illusion, luck and change and currently holds Britain’s only Professorship in the Public Understanding of Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire.

He is one of the most followed psychologists on Twitter and his psychology-based YouTube videos have attracted over 500 million views.

Richard is a Member of the Inner Magic Circle, a Director of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and author of several best-selling popular psychology books.

Richard's latest publication is - Wiseman, R. (2019). Shoot for the moon. Published by Quercus. 

This event is free and open to BPS members only.

Staff and students from the University of Hertfordshire are also welcome to attend. 

Registration information 

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