The groups role is to raise topics for discussion. The convener links discussions with psychological theories, research, ethical considerations etc.
Here is an example of that rhythm:
One discussion caught the groups attention - the Benalla Fawkner Drive re-development concept, survey design, and the impact of the survey participant upper age range being “50+years”. The group agreed that this upper age designation potentially ignored lifetime developmental phases and an older person's approach to problems, goals, and situations.
This observation was supported by Erikson’s Theory that “older adults develop a “comprehensive sense of wisdom” by renewing earlier stages of development and developing mature forms of the psychological achievements they that they made throughout the life course”.
Ref - https://www.healthline.com/health/parenting/erikson-stages .
As the hubbub of hotel activity continued around us, a customer approached the group to say how much she had enjoyed listening to our discussion, how impressed she was at the variety of shared conversations and offered us some of her thoughts on a concept known as the “15 Minute City”. These links will give you an idea of the direction that conversation took us over the coffee break.
Join us if this piques your interest .. and you still have space in your 2023 diary. Contact the convenor on 0437 621 575.
The next Psychology Discussion Group will be held:
Date/time: 20 April 2:00-4:00 pm
Location: Ruby Blue Café – 67 Nunn Street, Benalla.
Please note the change of location.