Psychology: The Science of Behaviour and Mind



This lecture course will present an overview of contemporary psychology and introduce participants to cuttingedge research undertaken by School of Psychology staff.

Topics include: how babies learn to talk, brain imaging, experimental neuropsychology revelations from the broken brain, using emotions to overcome emotional distress, perceiving our world, early adversity and later development, social neuroscience, childhood sexual abuse & its psychological consequences and many more*. 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 in the current year.


This course will run for a duration of 18 weeks, commencing in October 2022. First term, commencing Wednesday 13 October 2022 (nine weeks). Second term, commencing Wednesday 2 February 2023 (nine weeks). Please note that it is not possible to join the course for a single term.

Time and Place

Wednesday evenings, 7.00 p.m. – 8.15 p.m. In the first semester, lectures will be delivered online using Zoom. Depending upon Public Health advice, the lectures in the second semester in 2022 will either remain online or will take place at Trinity (venue to be confirmed).

Course Fees

€195 for eighteen weeks. A concession rate (€95) is available to second and full time third-level students, unemployed persons and those in receipt of a social welfare pension. Payment and proof of status MUST accompany the application form. This may be, for example, a letter from second/third level institution, proof of receipt of social welfare pension or unemployment benefits.


The application form is available to download from the Evening Course website (from early August).

You may apply online or by post as follows:

Online: Apply in advance by emailing the completed application form (together with proof of status if seeking a concession rate) to Amanda Antunes, Evening Course Coordinator at Applicants may pay their fee online using a Credit or Debit Card or via our PayPal Facility available on the Evening Course website (from early August).

Post: Applicants may alternatively post their completed application form (together with a cheque/bank draft/postal order made payable to Trinity College Dublin No. 1 Account) to Lisa McCormack, Psychology Evening Course Coordinator, School of Psychology, Áras an Phiarsaigh, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, Dublin 2. Please remember to include a copy of your proof of status if seeking a concession rate with your application form.