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Beyond The Lecture Theatre Series

Out of adolescence: The developmental challenges of the first decade of adult life by Dr Oliver Robinson

Friday 22nd February 2019 at BPS Offices, Tabernacle Street, London

The BPS Student Committee has been considering different ways to engage and inspire undergraduate psychology students. Historically, most of the events that we have organised have been in the form of a talk provided by an academic/practitioner followed by some opportunities at the end of the talk for Q & A.

During the 2018/2019 academic year, we are trialling a new format called ‘Beyond the lecture theatre’ which is a series of seminars spread across the country for Undergraduate Psychology Students to attend to further explore an area they are interested in.

The seminar on 22nd February 2019 will be the first that we are hosting in London and our speaker is Dr Oliver Robinson (University of Greenwich). Dr Robinson is author of the book Development through Adulthood, published by Palgrave Macmillan.

The first decade of adult life (18-28) is a crucial part of the human lifespan. During it, there is more personality change than any other part of the lifespan, a peak in alcohol and drug intake, a peak in diagnoses of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, and more stress compared with any other age group too. On the flipside, it is the decade in which a person is at their most fertile, most physically powerful and strong, and quickest in terms of reaction times. On top of managing a paradoxical mix of strength and vulnerability, many important life decisions are made during this decade - selecting a career path, an adult lifestyle and often a partner too. Research has shown that starting in these long-term commitments, or failing to, often leads a person to a 'quarter-life crisis', in which they question their choices and their life direction. And to top it all, many young adults report that they don't actually feel fully like adults yet. This interactive session will explore what it means to be a young adult in ways that you will find illuminating, surprising and challenging.

Who is the course intended for?

The course is intended for undergraduate psychology students who are members of the BPS.

Please note, this event is credit/debit card payment only at the time of booking. If you need an invoice, please submit your booking form and contact us.

Registration fees can be found on the booking form. If you have any queries please contact us via the event hotline on 01332 227776.

Agenda

Friday 22nd February 2019

Please note, all speakers, timings and content are subject to change.

12:00Registration
12:30Seminar Start
15:30Seminar Close

Speakers and Facilitators

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Dr Oliver Robinson

Speaker
Dr Oliver Robinson is a Programme Leader and Senior Lecturer for Psychology in the Department of Psychology, Social Work & Counselling at the University of Greenwich.

His research focuses on how identity, wellbeing and mental health are affected by major life transitions, crises and ageing processes during adulthood. His research has gained interest from the media, including the New Scientist, The Guardian, BBC Radio 4, The Telegraph and The Times.

Venue

BPS Offices, Tabernacle Street, London

30 Tabernacle Street, London, EC2A 4UE •  Directions

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