For this month’s blog entry Aida Malovic (Year in the Industry coordinator), invited one of the most recent students who’ve completed their placement year, to contribute with an account of their experiences. Kyle provides a very honest and interesting summary of the placement.
Pictured: Jaidene Brown, Ian Hocking and Samantha Hodson.
Pictured: Judge Jackson, Katja Hallenberg, Belinda Siesmaa, Kos Siliafis and Andy Buttery.
Summer Hubble is a third-year psychology undergraduate. As part of her module on intergroup conflict, she looked into the October 2014 NHS strike.
Last week, a brave band of ninety-two first year psychology undergrads faced wind and sunshine to observe primate behaviour at Howlett’s Animal Park. All this in the name of science! As part of the first year module of ‘Practicals in Psychology’ the students collected observational data in small groups. They recorded positive and negative social interactions in a variety of primates at the park. Previous research has shown that there is no simple relationship between group size, available space and social behaviours (de Waal, 1989; Hosey, 2005).