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Psychology Matters Day 2017 

 


To celebrate all that is psychology, the PSI is launching Psychology Matters Day on Saturday 13 May 2017. The aim of the day is to promote the profession and discipline and to help make psychology more accessible throughout the country.

On the afternoon of 13 May, from 2 - 5pm, various psychology talks will take place around Ireland – hosted and delivered by PSI members. Venues in Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway, Athlone, and Belfast will play host to a number of PSI members delivering short talks on various asepcts of psychology from sports psychology to cyberpsychology, and much more!

The Psychology Matters Day initiative is being led by the Communications Subgroup of PSI Council. Dr Anne Davis, Subgroup Chair, is delighted to be involved with such a worthwhile event: "Developing, shaping, and promoting psychology has always been at the heart of the PSI. Not only do we do this for our members but also for the public. It is vital that our nation has access to up to date information on psychology and all that the discipline has to offer. This is why Psychology Matters Day is such a good initiative - it allows PSI to make psychology accessible around the island of Ireland".

Speaking on the involvelment of PSI members with the Psychology Matters Day, Dr Davis said "The Society only reaches its full potential when we work together so I would urge members who would like to be involved with the initiative to contact the PSI office." PSI Divisions and Special Interest Groups (SIGs) have been invited to submit presentation content to be delivered on 13 May. However, if you are a PSI member and would like to get involved with the Psychology Matters Day in a location close to you, either by presenting or volunteering to help out on the day, then please contact Loretta Fahey, PSI Events and Social Media Coordinator, by email - lorettafahey@psihq.ie 

If you wish to be considered to present one of the talks on May 13 please bear in mind the following information -

  • Venues are Dublin (NCI, DBS and IADT), Limerick, Cork, Galway, Athlone and Belfast
  • Event will run from 2pm-5pm
  • Each talk will be a max of 18 mins
  • Those wishing to be considered to present must confirm the presenter’s name, presentation title and brief description/abstract of their talk to Loretta Fahey before Monday 27th Feb (lorettafahey@psihq.ie). Presenters should also indicate their preferred location at which they would like to present
  • Talk titles need to be catchy
  • Remember that this event is aimed at the public so the talks need to be engaging
  • Up to presenter whether they use PowerPoint/ videos/ other visual aids. If using PowerPoint make sure slides are kept to a minimum and are not text heavy

 

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