Friday, 8 November 2013

Another successful 4th Year Conference

On Monday the 5th November over 150 fourth year Psychology students and staff piled into buses, trains, and cars and headed to Panthers in Newcastle city to attend and present at the annual fourth year conference.  Honours students presented the results of their year’s research and the audiences were astounded with the quality of the presentations and the excellent research that had been conducted over the year. The annual photograph was taken with much mirth on the part of the photographed. In one presentation, Zisheng Chen explained the results of his study investigating Facebook and addiction to an audience which represented over 90% of the attendees; people were sitting on the floor and squeezing in the door. Karlye Damaso, Laura Wall, Mathew Marchant and Jade Frost won the Best Presentation Awards for their research investigating respectively mismatch negativity, working memory in schizophrenia, cross-species differences in decision making and maternal immune activation and its relation to schizophrenia. Excellent posters were also presented on a variety of topics with Matthew Cologon, Jade Draper, Allanah Hessel, Candice McIntyre and Richard Waters winning the Best Poster Award for their poster on mate choice decisions. Following the presentations and poster sessions, students and staff repaired to the bar for drinks and nibbles, music and dancing, and fun had by all.