Join us for a series of interactive live talks from experts in the Department of Psychology at Lancaster University, accessible and open to everyone.
Tuesday 12th May 7.30pm-8.30pm
Dr Lara Warmelink: Lying: the good, the bad, and the ugly
Tuesday 19th May 7.30pm-8.30pm
Dr Calum Hartley: Children’s understanding of ownership
Tuesday 26th May 7.30pm-8.30pm
Dr Sally Linkenauger: The Pint Glass Illusion: Large distortions in the perceived shape of everyday objects
Tuesday 2nd June 7.30pm-8.30pm
Prof Charlie Lewis: Developmental psychology in the courts: Can we help children provide more convincing evidence?
Getting testimony from children in court cases is a deep and intricate problem. Children are usually encouraged to guess and are not usually relied on as the only arbiters of truth. The talk explores how children behave in these situations and how psychologists have informed legal process around children providing evidence.
Please note that the subject matter of this talk concerns cases involving child abuse. For advice and help on issues concerning child abuse, please see the Citizens Advice website.
Tuesday 9th June 7.30pm-8.30pm
Dr Ryan Boyd: How to talk about your feelings: The peculiar relationship between words and emotions
Tuesday 16th June 7.30pm-8.30pm
Leslie Hallam: Advertising: The dark art
Tuesday 26th June 7.30pm-8.30pm
Dr Kirsty Dunn: Prenatal development: Learning from our environment before we are born
The prenatal period is a time of intense and rapid development – a time that sees our brains and sensory systems develop to surprisingly sophisticated levels. How do the things we hear, see, taste and feel before birth lead to specific abilities and influence our preferences for what we like to see and listen to after birth? This talk will look at the incredible ways in which researchers around the world have been working to understand how the sensory environment in the womb shapes fetal brain development.