Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Children's University at the School of Psychology

Recently, the School of Psychology entertained and educated groups of school children who visited the Callaghan and Ourimbah campuses as part of the Children’s University program. Over 1,000 children visited, and each took part in four different activities from different research groups at the university. For the children who took part in the psychology activity, we entertained them with some illusions, a video, and even a card trick. These led to interesting discussions about what psychological science really is. The activity ended with a game of building blocks - but huge building blocks! The students raced in teams to make patterns out of giant-sized cardboard boxes, which we made harder and harder by imposing tricky rules. This generated lots of discussion about teamwork and communication - and organisational psychology!

Thanks to all the people from the School of Psychology who made this event work so well!

Kerry Chalmers
Tanya Crawford
Jade Frost
Paul Garrett
Montana Hunter
Elise Kalokerinos
Michelle Kelly
Stuart Marlin
Bryan Paton
Sonja Pohlman
Alex Provost
Alison Rasmussen
Patrick Skippen