Psychology

Are you a people watcher?  Do you wonder why people do the things they do?  Do you sometimes wonder why you are the way you are?  If so then maybe the Psychology Group would interest you, as we try to understand the human mind and how it affects behaviour.  We meet on the 4th Wednesday of the month.  New members are welcome.

The next meeting is on Wednesday 27th October from 1.30 to 3.00 pm at The Sun Inn, Eastwood, when our topic will be ‘Addiction’.

The contact for this group is Peter Hayden tel. 0115 9384033.  Please contact Peter for further information.


Past topics include:

Happiness
Prejudice
Placebo effects
States of consciousness
Child development


Previous meetings:

Wednesday 27th November 

This month we looked  at motivation.

Wednesday 27th March – Stress & Coping

Is life more stressful now than in the past?  Are schoolchildren more stressed than we were?  Is that because there are more stressful things in their life now or simply just that they know the word?  We discussed many questions in this session.

Wednesday 27th February – Psychological Aspects of Illness & Wellbeing

This month we looked at different times in our lives when we may be stressed e.g. new job, house move, bereavement etc.  We talked about how people react in different ways to stress.  How what is stressful for one person may be excitement for another.  We looked at the different ways that people deal with problems: avoidance, head in sand, run away, pretend it’s not happening etc. and the possible repercussions of burying pain.

Wednesday 23 January 2019

We reviewed the visit to the University in November and planned for the coming months.

Psychology previous meetings