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Psychology Matters Day 2017

A round up from PSI's Psychology Matters Day initiative

 


After months of preparation, the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) launched Psychology Matters Day on 13 May 2017, by holding a range of free public talks on the Saturday afternoon in Dublin, Limerick, Cork and Galway.

The initiative was driven by the Communications Subgroup of PSI Council, with Dr Anne Davis as Subgroup Chairperson.

There were two venues in Dublin – the Dublin Business School (DBS) and Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT). University College Cork (UCC) was the venue for the Cork talks, with the National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG) being the Galway venue. University of Limerick (UL) was the venue for the Limerick talks.

The aim of Psychology Matters Day was to promote psychology by making it accessible at a public level. Psychology plays an important part in various aspects of our lives so the talks focused on topics such as parenting, romantic relationships, anxiety, suicide prevention, and sport psychology.

Below are the talks that took place at each venue. Some presenters were happy to make their presentations available so please click on those that are highlighted which you wish to view/download.



Dublin - Dublin Business School (DBS)

  • ''Fifty Shades of Grey: The light and dark sides of online romance'' Nicola Fox Hamilton
  • ''Turning away from suicide: The story of a teenage girl who chose to live'' Eoin Galavan
  • ''Transitioning to parenthood'' Helen Shanley
  • ''Not just child's play: How video games can give us all superhero abilities and make us feel like we are flying'' Derek Laffan
  • ''What to do when you're feeling blue - during pregnancy and following child birth'' Aoife Menton
  • ''Anxiety: A myth stuck in a timewarp'' Alison Clarke




Dublin - Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT)

  • ''The good, the bad and the reality – Taking the sweetness out of unhealthy food and drink advertising to children'' Fionna McDarby
  • ''What can athletes stories' of depression teach us about our own mental health?'' Steve Doherty
  • ''Virtual Reality in Psychology'' Grainne Kirwan
  • ''Psychology and the Digital Health Revolution'' Ellen Brady
  • ''Building resilience for life: lessons from elite athletes'' Olivia Hurley




Cork - University College Cork (UCC)

  • ''Grit and resilience'' Dermot Casey
  • ''Smarter sleep'' Marianne Wall
  • ''What do new-borns really know? - Exploring the mind of an infant'' Audrey Dunn-Galvin
  • ''Sex offenders: Out in the community but not ‘in with’ the community!'' Mary Walker
  • ''From Pavlov to Snapchat- Why we are so addicted to our smartphones and social media'' Jane Leonard



Limerick - University of Limerick (UL)

  • ''Why do you do what you do? Advice for achieving your goals'' Rachel Clancy
  • ''Going outdoors: Green exercise for well-being'' Dr Tadhg MacIntyre
  • ''Challenging mental health stigma in sport'' Jessie Barr




Galway - National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG)

  • ''We need to be mindful about mindfulness'' Chris Noone
  • ''Just two more bites'' Hazel Wolstenholme
  • ''Call to arms – why do young people join terrorist groups and is there a way of stopping them?'' Sarah Carthy
  • ''Children in pain – why don’t their parents know about it?'' Siobhán O'Higgins
  • ''What to do when the shadow-man comes to you in the middle of the night and sits on your chest?'' Jonathan Egan
  • ‘’The universal phenomenon of intrusive thoughts: "But I don't have OCD?’’ Soraya Matthews                                                                                                                                                   


                                                                                                                                                                   
''The good, the bad and the reality – Taking the sweetness out of unhealthy food and drink advertising to children'' Fionna McDarby - Click here

''Why do you do what you do? Advice for achieving your goals'' Rachel Clancy - Click here

''Turning away from suicide: The story of a teenage girl who chose to live'' Eoin Galavan - Click here 

''Building resilience for life: lessons from elite athletes'' Olivia Hurley - Click here

''From Pavlov to Snapchat- Why we are so addicted to our smartphones and social media'' Jane Leonard Click here 

''Not just child's play: How video games can give us all superhero abilities and make us feel like we are flying'' Derek Laffan - Click here 



 



















                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

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