Psychology: The Science of Behaviour and Mind



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

Topics can include:

  • How babies learn to talk.
  • Brain imaging.
  • Using emotions to overcome emotional distress.
  • Perceiving our world.
  • Early adversity and later development.
  • Social neuroscience.
  • Imagination.
  • Dementia.

This course is a lecture-only series, and there are no exams or course work involved. Participants who attend at least 12 out of the 16 lectures will receive a certificate of attendance. The course does not provide an academic qualification.

Date, Time, and Place

The course will run for 16 weeks, commencing Wednesday 4th October 2023. In the first term (Michaelmas) the course runs for 10 weeks, while the second term (Hillary), commencing Wednesday 24th January 2024, will run for six weeks. Classes take place on Wednesdays from 7pm-8:15pm in-person on the Trinity campus in the JM Synge Theatre, Arts Building Trinity College Dublin, University of Dublin, Dublin 2.

Course Fees

€220 full rate, €100 concession rate.

The concession rate is available to all those retired, over 65s, and those on a government pension / payment plan and the unwaged, including second- and third-level students. Proof of status must accompany the course application form.


Participants are unable to only join the course for one term.

Please complete the course application form (and paying with a Credit or Debit card via the PayPal link embedded on the website) from early August at:

For further information on the course, please contact:

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+353 (0)1 8961886