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Psychology: The Science of Behaviour and Mind

This lecture course will present an overview of contemporary psychology and introduce participants to cutting-edge research undertaken by School of Psychology staff. Topics include:* how babies learn to talk, stress and heart disease, brain imaging and injury, how experience changes the brain, people and organisations, bonding/attachment in childhood, dealing with emotional difficulties, perceiving our world, therapeutic methods, and criminological psychology and forensic investigation. Participants who attend at least seventy-five per cent of the course will receive a certificate of attendance.

*Lecture topics may vary depending upon staff availability.

How to apply

Apply in advance by sending an application form, available for download (from the first week in August) at, together with fee payment to Psychology Evening Course Co-ordinator, School of Psychology, Aras an Phiarsaigh, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, Dublin 2. Phone: 01 896 2428, email:, web:


EUR 220 for eighteen weeks. Concession rate (EUR 140) is available to second and third level students, unemployed persons and those in receipt of a social welfare pension. Payment must accompany enrolment.

Please note, if applying at concession rate, proof of status must accompany application e.g. letter from second/third level institution, proof of receipt of social welfare pension/unemployment benefits.

Time and place

Wednesdays, 7 p.m.-8.20 p.m., in the Burke Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, Dublin 2.


Eighteen weeks over two terms: Michaelmas term, commencing Wednesday 12th October 2016 - 7th December 2016. Hilary term, commencing Wednesday 18th january - 15th March 2017.