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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
  • experimental neuropsychology - revelations from the broken brain
  • using emotions to overcome emotional distress
  • perceiving our world
  • early adversity and later development
  • psychological disorder
  • social neuroscience
  • childhood sexual abuse & its psychological consequences

* Lecture topics may vary depending upon staff availability.

Evening course notes

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.

How to apply

The application form is available here.  Please send the completed application form with a cheque, bank draft or postal order made payable to TCD No. 1 Account. Confirmation of receipt of application form and payment will be sent by email.  Places are allocated on a first come, first served basis.

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, 16th October 2019 to 11th December 2019. Semester 2: commences Wednesday 22nd January 2020 to 18th March 2020.

*Please note the timetable is subject to change, however every effort will be made to inform participants of changes well in advance of the date


€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.

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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.

Contact details

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