A Level Psychology students at Cronton Sixth Form College brought their studies to life with an action packed morning of activities by University of Liverpool researcher, Valerie Hawke.
Valerie joined the eager students to explore risk taking and decision making and share her expertise with the students through question and answer sessions and live scenario examples. The key live scenario was a fast paced driving simulator which allowed the students to analyse and decide whether the correct decision was made by the driver.
The morning gave the learners an excellent insight into how Psychological research is conducted which they can take back into their studies and use during future assessments and experiments.
Abbie Leng, A Level Psychology student said, “I thought that the sessions were very interesting because they gave me a great insight into what I would need to include in my own psychology experiments in the future.”
A Level Psychology student, Olivia Cook also commented, “The psychology sessions I took part in were really useful as they allowed me to have first-hand experience and helped develop my understanding of the subject. It was also beneficial to hear from a clinical psychologist and about her experiences within the field.”