|SEMINAR SERIES ||
|Social Interaction Debate|
The Meaning of Mirror Neurons
October 25th, 2012
- 1st Speaker: Harold Bekkering
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- 2nd Speaker: Geoff Bird
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- 3rd Speaker: Vittorio Gallese
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- 4th Speaker: Natalie Sebanz
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- Following Debate
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| Many of our staff members regularly invite eminent psychologists from other universities or institutions to present the current progress of their research. These events normally take place in our seminar room every Friday afternoon at 3:30pm. It is usually followed by a cheese and wine social gathering, kindly provided by the school or institute.|
|PERCEPTION JOURNAL CLUB|
| The Perception Journal Club is usually held weekly on Mondays at 4pm in the Seminar room. Staff and postgraduates working in the fields of Perception are invited to present some of their current research. All staff and students are very welcome to attend the meetings.|
|COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE TALKS|
| The CogNeuro seminars are usually held fortnightly on Wednesdays at 1pm in the Seminar room. Staff and postgraduates working in the fields such as Experimental Psychology, Cognitive Neuropsychology and Neuroscience are invited to present some of their current research. All staff and students are very welcome to attend the meetings.|
|LANGUAGE GROUP MEETINGS|
| The Language Group meetings are usually held weekly on Fridays at 1pm in the seminar room. Internal staff and postgraduates, and invited speakers from different institutions present their current research. All staff and students are very welcome to attend.|
|RA PG SEMINARS|
| The Research Assistant and Postgraduate seminars are held at noon on Fridays. Each week a different member of the RA or PG community within the department present either some of their current research, or their research plans, to the group.|
| CogNeuro Tutorials (Matlab)|
|PHILOSOPHY OF MIND AND PSYCHOLOGY|
| This seminar series is a joint endeavour between the Psychology and the Philosophy Department. The aim is to promote interdisciplinary discussions and to communicate the research done in both departments. We meet every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month at 4pm, with alternately someone from Philosophy speaking in Psychology (Meeting Room level 6) and someone from Psychology presenting in Philosophy (Caird Room, 67/69 Oakfield Avenue). All staff and students are welcome to attend.|
|AUTISM JOURNAL CLUB|
| The Autism Journal Club is usually held monthly on the first monday of the month. Staff and postgraduates working in the fields of Autism are invited to present some of their current research. All staff and students are very welcome to attend the meetings.|
|PSYCHOLOGY GRAND ROUNDS|
| Weekly meeting for the Psychology/Neuroscience community. This is intended to provide a regular, informal venue for staff, postgrads and associated hangers-on to discuss statistical matters related to ongoing research and teaching.|
| For those thinking about coming to Glasgow to read Psychology, we suggest you look at these pages dedicated to Open Days and Applicants' Days.
In addition, the other sections of our website, including the Staff and the Students sections should provide useful information.|
So, you want to be a Psychologist ? (BPS Careers Guides)
F.A.Q. (Frequently Asked Questions)
1. What are the entry requirements for Psychology ?
You have to speak to Central Admissions, Faculty Advisers (see Faculty stands at Open Days & Applicants Visits Days) or refer to the Prospectus. Remember that Psychology must be your first choice on the UCAS form.
2. Does the course have BPS accreditation ?
Yes (note – the British Psychological Society is the accrediting body for Psychology courses in the U.K.)
3. How well did the department do in the latest Research Assessment Exercise ?
The department received a 5* rating (the highest). Only one other Psychology department in Scotland achieved this rating.
4. What is the difference between an M.A. and B.Sc. in Psychology ?
If you study Psychology in the Arts or Social Science faculties then your degree will be M.A. If you study Psychology in the Science Faculty then your degree will be a B.Sc. The Psychology element of your degree will be exactly the same regardless of the faculty you are in.
5. What joint degrees are possible ?
The prospectus has details on joint courses. It is possible to study for a joint Honours degree with Psychology in a wide range of subjects.
6. What other subjects will I or can I study with Psychology ?
This depends on the Faculty you enter through. At levels 1 and 2 you will have to choose other subjects which will determine what you study to Honours level. The range of available topics reflects the nature of the Faculty, e.g. perhaps Physiology in Science; Social Anthropology in Social Science; English Literature in Arts.
7. What are the advantages and disadvantages of completing a joint rather than a single honours degree ?
The most important thing is the quality of your degree level. If a joint helps that, then that is good. You need to think about career aspects. The BPS accepts joint degrees from Glasgow so that all postgraduate courses should in principle be available for you to apply to when you have one of our joint degrees in Psychology and another subject. Some subject pairings appear intrinsically more symbiotic – Physiology or Management Studies may at first sight be better choices than Hispanic Studies. However, this may not be the case for you.
8. What joint honours options are currently available with psychology ?
In recent years, the following subjects have been paired with Psychology: Celtic Studies, Computing Science, English Literature, History, Management Studies, Philosophy, Physiology, Music, Sociology, Theatre Studies
Subjects taught in certain Faculties, such as Law, cannot usually be paired with Psychology.
9. Are there any compulsory subjects ?
If you wish to continue to Honours Psychology then you must study Statistics as part of your course (‘Statistics 1c’ or an equivalent).
10. Do I have to have Maths as there seems to be a lot of Statistics in the course ?
No, we do not expect you to have Maths but the course requires you to be conversant with Statistics. This will be taught on an ongoing basis in the course and you also have to take a Level 1 Statistics course as one of your options if you want to progress to Honours in Psychology. We recommend you do this in your second year of study.
11. Will I use computers ?
Yes, but you will have a compulsory IT course provided by the university which will get you started on word processing, electronic mail and the web. We have Demonstrators available in our computer labs for consultation as required.
12. If I have an A level in Psychology can I progress immediately to level 2 and is there a lot of overlap ?
This is not normally allowed but you could apply to the department for this to be considered if you have an ‘A’ pass. There is some overlap but our course has strands running from level 1 through to level 4 so it would be wise to do level 1.
13. Is there a great deal of competition for Honours places ?
Around 2/3 of the Level 2 class apply for Honours and around half of these meet the criteria and are successful.
14. What jobs can I get with an Honours degree in Psychology ?
Visit the BPS website (http://www.bps.org.uk). The B.P.S. provides information on careers. You could contact your local careers office and there is also a careers service in the university with information on the variety of jobs and postgraduate courses which are possible after a degree in Psychology.
15. I don’t know much about the subject – what should I do ?
Visit the BPS website; visit a library and browse through a recent Introduction to Psychology text. Most are quite comprehensive and give a good representation of what might be taught in a first year course.
16. Is there a talk about Psychology today ?
There are no subject specific talks from Psychology during Open Days. During Applicants Days the same 10-minute talk about the subject and the Department is given on two occasions during the morning – usually in the Senate Room.
17. Where is the Psychology Department ?
The offices and Seminar Room are at 58 Hillhead Street. Our computer labs are in the Boyd Orr, Floor 5. This building is on the right hand side of University Avenue as you walk down towards Byres Road from the University Main Gate.