Psychology at the Edinburgh International Science Festival
Psychology researchers at Edinburgh are looking forward to being involved in this year's Science Festival (1st – 16th April) - so don't miss out on these fantastic events!
From séance to science: Who is psychology’s greatest hero?
20:00 – 21:30| 14th April | Discussion
Anatomy Lecture theatre, Summerhall
A fun discussion exploring some of the history of psychology, and debating who could own the title of psychology’s greatest hero. Professor Caroline Watt, Dr Thomas Bak, and Dr Stuart Ritchie, will each present their case and you’ll get to probe them with questions to help determine the answer. This event is not to be missed.
A Very Short Introduction to: Intelligence
13:00 – 14:00| 11th April | Discussion
Anatomy Lecture Theatre, Summerhall
Lothian Birth Cohort Project
17:30 – 19:00| 11th April | Discussion
Auditorium, National Museum of Scotland (Chambers Street)
Both of these events will be led by Professor Ian Deary and are not to be missed if you’re interested in Intelligence and Individual differences. Ian Deary has made a huge mark on the studies of intelligence in Psychology, so what better way to find out more about the longest study of human cognition that has ever taken place.
Look Inside your Mind
10:00 – 16:30| 1st – 5th April | drop-in
Learning Centre Level 2, National Museum of Scotland (Chambers Street)
Try out a range of child-friendly activities that let you explore what’s going on inside your mind. The science of thought is an incredibly complex area, and this is set to be a fun, accessible entry into discovering what it’s all about.
11:00 – 15:00| 1st & 2nd April | drop-in
Budongo Trail, RZSS Edinburgh Zoo
For those of you with an interest in the psychology of development, and of language, this is a great event. Bring along your child scientists to explore language development and how we learn to understand it all.