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

Psychology: The Science of Behaviour and Mind

We are delighted to announce the 2022-23 Evening Course, run by the TCD School of Psychology. This evening lecture course will present an overview of contemporary psychology and introduce participants to cutting-edge research undertaken by School of Psychology staff.

The first lecture will be given by our new Head of School, Professor Sven Vanneste:

Advances in Brain Stimulation for the treatment of neurological and psychiatric disorders.

The lectures will start on Wednesday 5th October, at 7pm in the JM Synge Theatre in TCD, and will also be available on zoom.

The evening course will run through from October, to March 2023.

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.

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.

Fees:

€195 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 online only here. Applications in person for 2022-23 courses are temporarily unavailable. You may apply as follows:

  1. Please apply in advance;

  2. If seeking a concession rate, email the proof of status to Evening Course Coordinator at psyeve@tcd.ie;

  3. Applicants may pay their fee online using a Credit or Debit Card via PayPal Facility below.

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.

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Term Dates

This course will run for a duration of 18 weeks, commencing in October 2022 and running to March of 2023.

The lectures will span Michaelmas term in the Autumn, and Hilary Term in the spring.

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 both in person in the JM Synge Theatre at TCD College, Dublin 2 and on zoom.

Timetable

Lecture No Date Lecture Professor Email address
Mich. Term 2022
October
1 5.10.22 Advances in Brain Stimulation for the treatment of neurological and psychiatric disorders Prof. Sven Vanneste sven.vanneste@tcd.ie
2 12.10.22 Psychoanalysis and the Conflicted Mind’ Dr. John O'Connor joconno8@tcd.ie
3 19.10.22 What Can Experimental Psychology Tell Us About The Unconscious Mind?  Dr. Michael Gormley gormlem@tcd.ie
4 26.10.22 Neuroimaging Of The Emergence Of Cognition In Infants Dr. Rhodri Cusack cusackrh@tcd.ie
November
5 2.11.22 The wandering mind: perspectives from psychology and neuroscience  Dr. Paul Docree dockreep@tcd.ie
6 9.11.22 Challenges Of Implementing Organisational Change  Dr. Siobhán Corrigan scorrig@tcd.ie
7 16.11.22 The Psychology Of Habits: How They Form And How To Break Them  Dr. Robert Whelan robert.whelan@tcd.ie
8 23.11.22 The Language Puzzle – How Infants Acquire Language  Dr. Jean Quigley quigleyj@tcd.ie
9 30.11.22 The Psychology of the Climate Crisis Dr. Clare Kelly clare.kelly@tcd.ie
December
10 7.12.22 Using Emotions To Overcome Emotional Disorders  Prof. Laco Timulak timulakl@tcd.ie
Hilary Term 2023
January
11 25.1.23 The genetics of psychological wellbeing”. Dr. Kristin Hadfield kristin.hadfield@tcd.ie
February
12 1.2.23 Title, tbc. Prof. Sonia Bishop bishops@tcd.ie
13 8.2.23 How Can We Bring A Damaged Brain Back Into Action? Prof. Richard Carson richard.carson@tcd.ie
14 15.2.23 Title tbc. Dr. Lorina Naci nacil@tcd.ie
15 22.2.23 Title tbc. Kevin Tierney tiernan@tcd.ie
March
16 1.3.23 Childhood Sexual Abuse and its Psychology Consequences  Rosaleen McElvaney
17 15.3.23 Title tbc Adele Grazi grazia@tcd.ie
18 22.3.23 Title tbc Dr. Claire Gillan gillancl@tcd.ie
29.3.23 (Date in reserve in case of cancellations etc).

Contact

Enquiries to the School of Psychology regarding the Evening Course via email: psyeve@tcd.ie.