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Psychology of Art: The Artist Emerges – The Psychology of Artistic Production and Appreciation with Dr Rebecca Chamberlain from Goldsmiths, University of London

1st May 2018 @ 11:15 - 12:15


Among the many skills that humans evolved to design their environments, art-making is among the oldest, existing far before evidence of written communication. However, we are still in the early stages of understanding how and why individuals create and respond so powerfully to works of art.

In this webinar Dr Rebecca Chamberlain will explore how people become art experts, looking at the role of practice and talent. Rebecca will also discuss the psychological value of art creation and appreciation, and its link to mental health.

By the end of the lecture you should understand a bit more about the psychological role of visual art and its link to issues in mental health and human development.


Lecturer Biography: Dr Rebecca Chamberlain

Suitable for: Year 12s and Year 13s studying or thinking about studying Psychology, Philosophy, the Arts, Neuroscience.

Preparation/Pre-Reading: To prepare for the webinar, students are encouraged to consider the following question: what are the positive impacts of making or looking at art?

The IT Setup: The setup is similar to Skype, using a pc and webcam, although students take part as a group with the image projected on a whiteboard rather than as individuals in front of lots of pcs. Dedicated videoconferencing equipment is also compatible if available to the school. We will work with your IT department to ensure everything is set up and working prior to the event. The sessions are generally limited to 3 or 4 schools to maintain the interactive nature of the experience.

Booking a Place: If you have a group of students that you would like to take part in this event, please contact us via email or via the contact form at the top right of this webpage (or at the bottom if you are on a mobile device). Subject to availability we will book a place for you.


1st May 2018
11:15 - 12:15
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