Fascinating lecture day for psychologists

6.1 psychologists travelled to the Emmanuel Centre in Westminster to attend a psychology conference including a series of lectures featuring the prestigious Professor Elizabeth Loftus, who frequently appears in our AS textbook. One of the highlights was the talk given by David Wilson who has worked personally with serial killers. He explained that it was more important to recognise the vulnerabilities of the victims than to look inside the mind of a serial killer. For example Harold Shipman, the biggest serial killer in our history focused on citizens over 66 and so he concluded that we should protect the elderly. The day was organised by Cara Flanagan who wrote our textbook, therefore a lot of the information was relevant to our course, making the day very useful as much as enjoyable and fascinating.

By Freya Deane, 6.1

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Bedales School is one of the UK’s top independent private co-education boarding schools. Bedales comprises three schools situated in Steep, near Petersfield, Hampshire: Dunannie (ages 3–8), Dunhurst (ages 8–13) and Bedales itself (ages 13–18). Established in 1893 Bedales School puts emphasis on the Arts, Sciences, voluntary service, pastoral care, and listening to students’ views. Bedales is acclaimed for its drama, theatre, art and music. The Headmaster is Keith Budge.

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