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The Lecture recordings and notes for this course can be accessed HERE.

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
  • Brain imaging
  • Experimental neuropsychology revelations from the broken brain
  • Using emotions to overcome emotional distress
  • Perceiving our world
  • Early adversity and later development
  • Social neuroscience
  • Childhood sexual abuse & its psychological consequences

* Lecture topics may vary depending upon staff availability in the current year.

Please note: Due to COVID 19 social distancing measures, all lectures in the first semester from October to December 2021 will be delivered online using Zoom. Depending upon Public Health advice, the lectures in the second semester in 2022 will either remain online or will take place in the TCD.

The course is a lecture series, and there are no exams or course work involved. Participants who attend at least 14 of the 18 lectures will receive a Certificate of Attendance. The course does not provide an academic qualification.


€180 for eighteen weeks.

A concession rate (€95) 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. This may be, for example, a letter from second/third level institution, proof of receipt of social welfare pension or unemployment benefits.

How to Apply

The application form is available to download here. Applications in person for 2021-22 courses are temporarily unavailable. You may apply online or by post as follows:

  • Online

    Apply in advance by emailing the completed application form together with with proof of status if seeking a concession rate) to Amanda Antunes, Evening Course Coordinator at Applicants may pay their fee online using a Credit or Debit Card or via PayPal Facility below.

  • Post

    Applicants may alternatively post their completed application form (together with a cheque/bank draft/postal order made payable to Trinity College Dublin No. 1 Account) to Amanda Antunes, Psychology Evening Course Coordinator, School of Psychology, Áras an Phiarsaigh, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2. If you are seeking a concession rate, please remember to include a copy of your proof of status with your application form.

Confirmation of receipt of application form and payment; along with information about enrolment and online classes will be sent by email in September. Places are allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Term Dates

This course will run for a duration of 18 weeks, commencing in October 2021.

Michaelmas term, commencing Wednesday 20th October 2021 (nine weeks). Hilary term, commencing Wednesday 2st February 2022 (nine weeks).

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

Time and Place

Wednesday evenings, 7-8.15pm. In the first semester, lectures will be delivered online using Zoom. Depending upon Public Health advice, the lectures in the second semester in 2022 will either remain online or will take place in on Trinity College campus (Venue To Be Confirmed).


Enquiries to the School of Psychology regarding the Evening Course via email: