On 27th November, the LVI and UVI (Year 12 and 13) Psychology students went to 'Education in Action' at Warwick university. 'Psychology in Action' was a wide-ranging day for A Level students, examining the theories and applications of psychology in the modern world.
There were five engaging sessions which aimed to help students realise their potential and discover the impact they could have in the future. One of the lecturers had been examining neuroplasticity and gathered research by volunteering herself for experimental procedures. Another lecturer explained the importance of patient control in phobia treatment. There was a session focused on explaining how the mind is incredible at improvisation and also the concept of loss aversion.
Our final session used volunteers to demonstrate the illusion of mind control, calling the process 'hypnotism without hypnosis', making some of the volunteers forget their own name and think an elephant was right in front of them. Overall, the session provided an insight into how broad the field of psychology is and how many questions are still left unanswered.
Grace, UVI (Year 13)