Foundation concepts took up the first hour. Discussions focused on what is psychology, its history (which extends back to Plato), the various schools of psychological thought, ethics (and some pretty dastardly historical examples), the importance of measurement and the psychologist/psychiatrists “bible” – the Diagnostic Statistical Manual.
Then after a well-earned cuppa we settled into the next hour and the first topic - “Personalities and Coping Styles”.
As a U3A “newbie” I really appreciated (as I’m sure those who participated would also) the kindness of members who helped set up the room (Joy and Pat) and oriented me to the IT and photocopier equipment (Bev). Thank you for your help and warm welcome to U3A.
You’ll find the Session #1 Powerpoint, together with two handouts, below.
Preferred Coping Styles Inventory (pdf)
Psychological Disorders and Mental States (pdf)
The program runs on the 3rd Friday of the month (2-4pm) up to and including 15/6/2020. Looking forward to Session #2 on 20 March.