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Psychology: insight4me Psychology – Psychopathology With Goldsmiths, University of London & University of East Anglia

January 24 @ 14:30 - 15:30




University of East Anglia: Dr Nicholas Walsh, Lecturer in Developmental Psychology, School of Psychology, will present A systems approach for understanding psychopathology. In this talk, we will discuss what psychopathology is, and how it can be viewed from a number of different perspectives. We will then compare medical and psychological perspectives and discuss how they differ in their description and explanation of psychopathology. Finally, we will discuss how a systems-approach using ideas from engineering may help reconcile differences from these different views.

Goldsmiths, University of London: Dr Brian Callan, Lecturer in Psychosocial Studies, presents Is it just me, or is the whole world crazy? Psychosocial approaches to mental health & wellbeing. In this talk Brian looks at the interplay of sanity and society. From classic works on Suicide in the industrial revolution, to postmodern critiques of Madness & Civilisation, we’ll look at how societies not only understand but also shape concepts of mental health and illness. Finally, we’ll look at both the classic and creative therapeutic practices we engage with on the BA in Psychosocial Studies programme.


insight4me is a series of subject specific webinars for Year 12 & 13 students, and equivalent. The sessions directly support students’ current studies by giving an insight into particular curriculum areas whilst affording an understanding of how these subjects continue beyond A-levels, T-levels, IB, BTEC and equivalent qualifications and vary between universities.

In this insight4me Psychology online event for schools and colleges, Goldsmiths, University of London & University of East Anglia will each have roughly 30 minutes to deliver a punchy, topic based ‘micro’ talk. Within an overall session theme of Psychopathology, the universities have the freedom to choose their own focus and use the time to convey the key points of the case studies for the students.


Our events are designed so that a group of students can take part from a classroom or students and teachers can take part as individuals, either from school or from home. This means that sessions will continue irrespective of possible school closures.

As a live, participative event, this session will not be recorded but slides and other resources will be shared after the event, where available.


Suitable for: Year 12 & 13 students (and equivalent) studying, or with a possible interest in studying, Psychology and related disciplines.

Preparation/Pre-Reading: Students may wish to consider the 2 topics and discuss some of the key elements in advance. Students can also think about questions they have about studying Psychology at university level.

The IT Setup: The event will be run on Bluejeans (similar to Zoom) and participants will be able to join using laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. If you are joining as a school group, we recommend connecting with one device and projecting on to a whiteboard. You will be able to interact with the university via a microphone and/or typed comments and questions. Full details will be sent to those who have registered (see below) prior to the event.

Booking a Place: This is free for schools and colleges. If you would like to take part in this event, please register your interest using the link to the registration form below:



January 24
14:30 - 15:30
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