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Psychology: the science of behaviour and mind

This lecture course will present an overview of contemporary psychology and introduce participants to cutting-edge research undertaken by School of Psychology staff.

Topics include:*

  • how babies learn to talk
  • attachment relationships and mental health
  • stress and heart disease
  • experimental neuropsychology - revelations from the broken brain
  • using emotions to overcome emotional distress
  • perceiving our world
  • criminological psychology and forensic investigation
  • early adversity and later development
  • evolution and human behaviour
  • the winner effect

* Lecture topics may vary depending upon staff availability.

The course is a lecture series, and there are no exams or course work involved. Participants who attend at least seventy-five per cent of the lectures will receive a certificate of attendance. The course does not provide an academic qualification.

Time and venue

Wednesdays, 7 p.m. - 8.20 p.m., in the Burke Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College, Dublin 2.
Semester 1: commences Wednesday, 15 October 2014 and finishes 10th December 2014. Semester 2: commences Wednesday 21 January 2015 and finishes 18th March 2015.

Please note that it is not possible to join the course for a single semester.


€220 for eighteen weeks. A concession rate (€140) is available to second and full time third-level students, unemployed persons and those in receipt of a social welfare pension. Payment and proof of status MUST accompany the application form.


The course runs over 18 weeks, across two semesters as outlined above. Please note that it is not possible to join the course for a single term.

Lecture Notes 2014-2015 (only accessible to participants of the 2014-15 course, until September 2015)

Contact details

Evening Course Co-ordinator 
School of Psychology
Aras an Phiarsaigh
Trinity College
Dublin 2

Last updated 16 October 2014 School of Psychology (Email).