Lecture Series Meet your Mind

Lecture Series Meet your Mind

13 September 2016

19:30-21:30

Meet your Mind
Introduction into the Science of Psychology

Tom de Graaf, PhD assistant Cognitive Neuroscience, UM

Tue 13, 20 and 27 Sept, and 4 and 11 Oct – 7.30 to 9.30 pm
Karl Dittrich Hall, Student Services Centre, Bonnefantenstraat 2

Psychology is the science of mind and behavior. We all go through life thinking, feeling, and acting. It feels like we are in control of this, and to a reasonable extent we are. But in reality, there are many factors that drive our thinking and our behavior, often beyond our awareness. Why am I depressed in winter? Why did I fall in love with her, but not her? And why does nearly everybody fall in love with Brad Pitt? Psychology can provide some answers. What is intelligence? What is personality? What is memory? Why do we dream? Why are we prone to all kinds of illusions every day? Why are other people even more prone to illusions: for instance hearing voices or seeing things? Lastly: is our sense of control an illusion: do we have free will?
In this lecture series De Graaf will introduce key concepts and findings from the science of psychology that may help us understand ourselves just a little bit better. The 3rd lecture will be delivered by Henry Otgaar, PhD Forensic Psychology UM.

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  1. Masters of the Mind: the science of psychology

20 September 2016

19:30-21:30
  1. Mind Matters: development and disorders

27 September 2016

19:30-21:30
  1. Memory in Mind: how you remember, or not

04 October 2016

19:30-21:30
  1. Mind in Control? Part 1: the power of the situation

11 October 2016

19:30-21:30
  1. Mind in Control? Part 2: the power of the unconscious