All U3A members are welcome to join these discussion groups as often as you wish. You might be interested in the topics, want to exercise the grey matter, or socialise Jetson style. (Enjoy a funny short “blast to the past” at https://youtu.be/0idWiHiasKg). Join us.
The relaxation of Covid19 restrictions to allow visitors to our homes is good news for non-tech members who are interested in this discussion group. This might be an opportunity for tech-savvy members to invite a friend over to join the discussion. Of course, social distancing guidelines continue.
This is what happened (and was discovered) at our first discussion group.
- Ten participants worked well and there is capacity for a larger group.
- “Zoom style” discussion group protocol was readily taken up. Muting and “hands up” (actual or the icon) when wishing to speak worked well.
- Laptops, desktops, iPad, and tablets were used successfully.
- Clicking the link to the discussion group is a one-step way to join in.
- When a discussion group is timed out, click on the original link to participate in a further 40-minute discussion group time.
- Forensic psychology and law are linked.
- A Forensic Psychologist might assess a client and assist courts to interpret the assessment and its implications.
- Forensic Psychologists work in many settings as well as courts, for example, schools, child protection, and mental health.
- Psychopathic and sociopathic characteristics are similar (now called Antisocial Personality Disorder ASPD).
- What is known about these characteristics comes mainly from forensic (i.e. structured) interviews with people who have come to the attention of courts etc.
- The apparent fascination for Forensic Psychology and portrayal of sociopathy and psychopathy in the TV/movie/book worlds.
- Drug dependency and choices made.
… and then we were timed out!!
- TED Talk “Strange answers to the psychopath test” by Jon Ronson 2012
- Psychopathy https://blog.allpsych.com/psychopaths-dont-care-about-cute-animals/
- Psychology od stalking https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/allinthemind/the-psychology-of-stalking/3385910
Forty minutes is not enough. Future groups will be extended using the method in 5 above. New extended times are:
- First Wed of each month – 10am to 12noon. Next discussion group 3 June 2020
- Third Friday of each month – 1pm to 3pm. Next discussion group 19 June 2020
These extended times may not fit with some diaries. My apologies. Your contribution is welcome so please feel free to join and leave each discussion group as you need to.
Go to https://u3abenalla.weebly.com/demystifying-psychology for :
- How to participate
- Links for discussion groups
We are all doing a great job in these historical times. Keep well.
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