Get hands on with Psychology at free family event

"Psychology relates to so much of our everyday lives but a lot of the time we don't even realise it! This event is a chance for the public to see our fantastic facilities, meet our experts and learn more about what we do."

Dr Daniel Jolley, Psychology Lecturer

Discover how psychology impacts our everyday lives – from conspiracy theories to gambling to how we respond to pain – at a free fun event at Staffordshire University.

'Psychology and Me' is an interactive evening showcasing the latest technology and research from the University's Psychology department and takes place at the Science Centre from 6 – 8:30pm on Wednesday 22 March.

Members of the public are invited to get hands on with a variety of activities including measuring brainwaves with EEG testing, a casino-style craps table to explore gambling habits and a driving simulator, which tests how good your attention is behind the wheel.

Visitors can also get a glimpse of their future selves with ageing face-morphing software, take part in tests to measure stress levels and try out eye-tracking and body-tracking technology.

Psychology Lecturer Dr Daniel Jolley helped to co-organise the event. He said: “Psychology relates to so much of our everyday lives but a lot of the time we don't even realise it!

“This event is a chance for the public to see our fantastic facilities, meet our experts and learn more about what we do. There are lots of activities and prizes will be available for visitors who take part.”

There will also be a series of short expert talks exploring whether conspiracy theories are harmful, if watching television affects children's creativity, what effects our memory and how psychology can improve our health behaviour.

Dr Nichola Street, Psychology Lecturer and co-organiser added: “The event is free and everyone is welcome including prospective students, families and anyone else interested learning more about psychology. We look forward to seeing you there!”

'Psychology and Me' takes place from 6 – 8:30pm on Wednesday 22 March at Staffordshire University's Science Centre, Leek Rd, ST4 2DF.

Free entry, free parking on site and refreshments. Find out more and register here.

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