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Psychology of Art: The Artist Emerges – The Psychology Of Artistic Production & Appreciation With Dr Rebecca Chamberlain From Goldsmiths, University of London

17th January 2023 @ 15:35 - 16:20

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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 I will explore how people become art experts, looking at the role of practice and talent. I 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


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 thinking about studying Psychology, Philosophy, the Arts, Neuroscience.

Preparation/Pre-Reading: Students may wish to consider the topic in advance and questions they have. Students can also think about questions they have about studying 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:

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17th January 2023
15:35 - 16:20
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