The Demystifying Psychology class is in session as this post 'goes to air'.... these photos were taken at their previous session on June 19. Great to be able to share these images of the group members in action! Thanks also to Andi for the terrific screen dump.
Confidence with zoom is soaring in the Demystifying discussion group. Zooming is becoming the “new normal”. Sessions now run over two 40-minute blocks with a short break for a cuppa in between. It was great to see Heather and Rae sharing. This is a great way to socialize C19 style, as also for non-techs to join discussions.
Varied topics under the banner of Forensic Psychology have been fabulous “starters” for discussion. Topics include:
Try these links for more details: -
How to Spot a liar - https://youtu.be/pni_kDv9BsU
Wrongful Convictions - https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/b51e/86f01c9180270883932dffda887f6fe18d92.pdf
Eye-witness testimony - https://www.simplypsychology.org/loftus-palmer.html
Reconstructive Memory - https://www.simplypsychology.org/eyewitness-testimony.html
Why Eye-witnesses get it wrong - https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/09/110930153048.htm
This is a screen dump of the group in action on 19 June. Thank you, Andi.
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I hope you are well and have found benefits in this most amazing reality checking time. Small signs hint that reactions to Covid19 are being rolled back. I see Coles customers can again enter and exit from any door. Who would have predicted that would be a measure of community well-being? Still, there is a way to go before handshaking and friend cuddles are back on the agenda.
Community groups have been very resilient with their creativity and lateral thinking. I recently joined in a very valuable U3A Benalla Zoom meeting about how Zoom is/could be used for some U3A groups. Zoom is an on-line (needs internet) meeting app (application) that is downloadable (added) to your device (mobile phone, lap-top, desk-top, tablet or ipad). Zoom is used by all types of groups to talk with and to see each other.
Last Sunday my tribe "met" on Zoom for the first time. What a hoot!! Out of four families, two had sound and video, one had video and no sound, and I had sound and no video. We'll be talking about this for many Christmas'.
Here's how we fared!
A bit more research and my skills were up there with U3A colleagues at the Zoom meeting. Such a relief! Seems it doesn't take long to grasp the Zoom system.
My take home message from the U3A meeting was that Zoom requires certain systems. These systems include the type of device used (see above), the availability and quality of internet, and user confidence.
(Forgive me if I've lost you at this point. I promise you're not being ignored in the search for non-internet ways to stay engaged.)
We looked at experiments in psychology in week#1. To develop that further I'm proposing an experiment using an Action Research model - sometimes referred to as "give it a go and see".
The aim of the research is to explore how Zoom could support Demystifying Psychology. The process (methodology) involves 10-12 volunteers joining a Zoom on-line meeting at 10.30am Tuesday 28 April. Volunteers will need to have Zoom already downloaded to their lap-top or desk-top, won't mind being flexible and are open to a "hit and giggle" 30 minute on-line experimental meeting. Here's a useful beginner's guide for you to read:
The end question for this experiment is “Do we use Zoom in Demystifying Psychology?” To get to that answer I'm interested in:
Your questions will also be included. The qualitative data will be collected during the "hit and giggle" Zoom meeting.
The mini topics for the 30-minute meeting will be:
Stage 2 of this experiment will repeat the above methodology with tablet, ipad and mobile phone user volunteers.
Keep well everyone.
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Demystifying Psychology is formally returning to the timetable in 2023.
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The 'Demystifying Psychology' five session course will be offered again in Semester Two at times to be confirmed.
"A five-session light-hearted course introducing psychology in everyday life and some of the theories that attempt to explain how and why we do things. The course will include personality types and preferred coping styles; theories and practices applied to drug treatment, raising children, family violence, and other topics as suggested by participants. The course will also include social psychology, the concepts of obedience, power, group dynamics and states of mind. We'll then discuss how we experience the various theories as they play out in daily life."
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