2019-20 Schedule

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, these events have been cancelled for the remainder of the academic year. Check back here in September for updates on the next series of talks.

Every first Wednesday of the month sees the hosting of a Psychology talk in The Glebe Pub, Stoke-on-Trent. The Stoke “Psychology in the Pub” is a series of free talks by psychologists from the Staffordshire and West Midlands region and are open to everyone! Details of upcoming and past talks can be found via the “Psychology in the Pub” tab above.

Stoke’s Psychology in the Pub series is a sub-branch of the British Psychological Society‘s West Midlands branch. The talks provide a forum for psychologists, healthcare professionals, students, and anyone with an interest in Psychology to hear about the latest psychological research being conducted in the West Midlands.

Guests should aim to arrive from 5:30pm (note that there are limited chairs and the talks are popular!). Talks start at 6pm and finish by 7pm with opportunities for networking and discussion afterwards. Directions to the Glebe can be found here.

Join in the conversation by following the @StaffsPsych twitter account and the #PitPStoke hashtag.

2nd October 2019 – Why do drugs for Parkinson’s make it harder for people to control their impulses? Prof. Nicky Edelstyn (Keele University)

6th November 2019 – No talk this month

4th December 2019 – Beyond #TheDress: Is seeing really believing? Kimberley Dundas (Keele University)

5th February 2020 – Eye-tracking: a window to the mind? Dr Louise Humphreys (Staffordshire University)

4th March 2020 – Talking about School Transition (TaST): An innovative teacher-led programme to support children over primary-secondary school transition. Charlotte Bagnall (Keele University)

1st April 2020 – Children draw pictures of occupations, but do they draw the line against gender stereotypes? Dr Romina Vivaldi (Staffordshire University)

6th May 2020 – Attention-seeking, confused or just slutty: bisexual stereotypes and their social-psychological origins. Dr Katie Wright-Bevans (Keele University)

3rd June 2020 – “If they believe then so shall I”: Do the perceived beliefs of others influence belief in conspiracy theories? Darel Cookson (Staffordshire University)