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Psychology: Skills & Insight – Focus on Research Design With Dr Harriet Smith From The University of Sheffield

29th November 2022 @ 11:10 - 11:55

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In this Psychology session, Dr Harriet Smith, a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Psychology at The University of Sheffield, will run an interactive skills and insight workshop for students on Research Design.

How do we do research in psychology? This session will provide a broad overview of the main reasons we do research in psychology and the many ways in which we go about doing it, using examples from current research being carried out at the University of Sheffield.

We will discuss research questions including:

  • Is speech stuttering treatable by brain stimulation?
  • Where in the brain are spatial maps stored?
  • How do experiences at university impact mental health?
  • Do infants with rare genetic disorders process sensory information differently?

The session will develop skills and approaches to support students in their Psychology studies and future aspirations.

Lecturer Profile (Please Click): Dr Harriet Smith


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 topic in advance, with respect to challenges they may face or questions they have. 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:

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29th November 2022
11:10 - 11:55
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