This club provides the opportunity for all year groups to find out more about Psychology. It is held during Wednesday lunch-break; sometimes sessions are run by Ms Torbrand and sometimes by Sixth Form Psychology Students. This term’s activities include criminal profiling, discussing whether criminals are ‘born’ or ‘made’, testing our personalities and our stress levels. Testing our short term memory and our reading skills, as well as discussing the power of uniforms, and investigating the matching hypothesis for romantic relationships!
Some Psychology club sessions are aimed at Sixth formers who would like to find out more about Psychology or broaden their A-level knowledge, discuss topical studies and issues in psychology, read popular psychology books or help lead and organise psychology events in school.
Books discussed so far have included “Blink” and “Outliers” by Malcolm Gladwell, “Stumbling on Happiness” by Daniel Gilbert (Royal Society Science Book of the Year 2007) and “Bad Science” by Ben Goldacre, as well as Oliver Sacks’s ‘The Man who mistook his Wife for a Hat’. We are currently reading “The Psychopath Test”, by Jon Ronson. Students are welcome to come along and discuss whether they find the books entertaining or irritating! You don’t have to have finished the book, you just need to be interested in it.