Psychology in London

Towards the end of March, the Psychology Department accompanied a group of 21 students to London to visit a conference featuring a key researcher, Professor Elizabeth Loftus.

Elizabeth spoke about how she carried out research into variables affecting recall in Eyewitness Testimony.  The students heard a wide range of excellent talks about Social Influence, Forensic Psychology, Perception and a fantastic key note speech, which discussed the strengths and limitations of research into Eyewitness Testimony.

An opportunity was also given to the students to pose questions.  Sulayman Tabassam Year 13, directed a question to Loftus herself, asking about biological factors affecting the recall of memories.

The students were thoroughly engaged during the seminars thus making a fantastic and very worthwhile trip to London.