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 20th April 7.30pm-8.30pm
Prof Gert Westermann: Curious babies
Infants are not merely absorbing information that is provided to them, but they are active participants in their own learning, creating opportunities to learn based on their intrinsic curiosity. In this talk you will learn more about our work on trying to understand how curiosity drives infants’ exploration and how this affects their ability to learn.
Join seminar here: https://tinyurl.com/vc2uf8mf
Video of the seminar: https://youtu.be/qqCkLcBr3Y4
Tuesday 27th April 7.30pm-8.30pm
Tuesday 4th May 7.30pm-8.30pm
Prof Mark Levine: Bystanders for Good
Tuesday 11th May 7.30pm-8.30pm
Dr Lara Warmelink: Lying across the lifespan: honest ageing
Tuesday 18th May 7.30pm-8.30pm
Leslie Hallam: Legal, decent, honest, truthful…?
Tuesday 25th May 7.30pm-8.30pm
Dr Kate Slade: The neuroscience of hearing
Tuesday 1st June 7.30pm-8.30pm
Prof John Towse: Online fraud: The role of psychology in cyberspace
Tuesday 8th June 7.30pm-8.30pm
Dr Francesca Citron: Emotion, language and aesthetic perception – the impact of a powerful read
Tuesday 15th June 7.30pm-8.30pm
Dr Marina Bazhydai: “I don’t know but I know who to ask”: How babies seek information from others
This talk is about the origins of active social learning through seeking knowledge from other people. I will highlight developmental psychology studies showing that even before being able to ask questions, when uncertain about something and not able to find out for themselves, infants actively communicate with people who are more knowledgeable to gain information from them. This remarkable early ability to actively shape their own learning makes infants apt participants in social information exchange.
Join seminar here: https://tinyurl.com/yhpz7e8p
Video of the recording: https://youtu.be/he3WCpnNRCs
Tuesday 22nd June 7.30pm-8.30pm
Dr Patrick May: Harnessing auditory neuroscience for green energy production
– Talks we hosted in 2020 –
Tuesday 17th November 7.30pm-9.00pm
Dr Margriet Groen hosts the 2020 Developmental Language Disorder Awareness event with special guests Dr Sam Jones and Dr Katie Alcock
On Tuesday 17th November 2020 at 7.30 pm, the Psychology Department at Lancaster University will host an online event around Developmental Language Disorder for parents, teachers and practitioners. We’ll talk about what Developmental Language Disorder is, about ongoing research at Lancaster University on DLD, and about local services available for families with children with language difficulties. There will also be ample opportunity to ask questions.
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 23rd 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.