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The psychology of life

Psychologists at the University of St Andrews will open their doors this weekend (13th March 2004) as part of National Science Week.

The School of Psychology is to host its free annual open day “The Psychology of Everyday Life” on Saturday. This event, now in its fourth year, offers an opportunity for members of the general public to learn more about the activities of scientists in St. Andrews.

This year’s highlight will be a special lecture by Dr. Gillian Brown entitled “A natural history of human behaviour”. In her lecture, Dr Brown will present the case for ‘human behavioural ecologists’ who have investigated whether differences in human behaviour may be explained by differences in the environments in which people live.

There will be a number of poster and interactive displays, as well as the opportunity to take part in psychological experiments.

Paul Gardner, Senior Teaching Fellow, who is organising the event said:

“Today we see a great deal of science in the media but we really don’t get the chance to find out what scientists really do. This is an ideal occasion for anyone to quiz scientists about their day-to- day activities and to find out what goes on in those Ivory Towers!”

The event is open from 10.15 -3.30 in Lower Parliament Hall, South Street, and all ages are welcome to attend. Enquiries should be directed to Paul Gardner on 01334 462075 or further information is available on the School website http://psy.st- andrews.ac.uk/events/

 

Issued by Beattie Media On behalf of the University of St Andrews Contact Gayle Cook on 01334 467227, mobile 07900 050 103, or email gec3@st-andrews.ac.uk Ref: Psychology SW event pr 110304 View the latest University news at http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk

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