Thorpe Bay

Psychology 1

Fourth Tuesday each month at 10am.
The Group leader is Anne Marcus.

This group has been formed to look at Psychology; the science of the mind, and to discuss how psychology impacts upon our daily lives. The group will be part learning and part discussion and no previous knowledge of psychology is required.

August Meeting

Our meeting in August 2018 was lead by Wendy White and in her usual way required us all to do some work. Wendy's chosen topic was Pareidolia - seeing faces in inanimate objects. Wendy told us the background to this and how it was once considered to be linked to schizophrenia. Psychology has moved on considerably and although no longer used as tests for mental health problems, the tests are often used nowdays as part of the job interview process.

Wendy had prepared many examples for us to look at and then say what we could see. Many of us had similar results, but there were a few examples at either end of the spectrum. We did work out why one member could see nothing - a cup of coffee and a chocolate biscuit at half time worked wonders and her results then matched the rest of the group.

Although we had reduced numbers due to the holiday season we had great fun as well as being educated - all in true U3A style.

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