Arden University brings you Taster Week! In this Psychology Taster Session, Psychology Programme Team Leader Dr Matthew Hall will give an overview of Psychology at Arden University, followed by a Taster Activity on Research Methods of Psychology to give you an insight to life as an Arden Psychology student.

Arden University brings you Taster Week! In this Psychology Taster Session, Psychology Programme Team Leader Dr Matthew Hall will give an overview of Psychology at Arden University, covering:

  • Modules
  • Assessments
  • Skills Gained
  • Entry Requirements
  • BPS Accreditation 
  • Careers Opportunities

Psychology Lecturer James Bartlett will also be running a Taster Activity on Research Methods of Psychology to give you an insight to life as an Arden Psychology student. There will also be another taster activity from Adriana Soni, covering what you will learn within Behavioural Neuroscience including areas such as; plasticity, learning and memory.

There will be an option to put your questions to Matthew & James if you have any questions about our Psychology courses. 


An Introduction to Dr. Matthew Hall: 

Dr Matthew Hall Arden Academic


Dr Matthew Hall is the Programme Leader for Psychology and Associate Academic at the University of Derby, and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He has taught on a number of different modules on both BSc and MSc psychology programmes at Arden University and other HE institutions. As an interdisciplinary scholar he has worked on public, private and not-for-profit research projects. He actively publishes, and his research publications have focused on: men and masculinity; men’s body image; substance misuse for body and cognitive enhancement; disability and sexual desires and preferences; online sexual violences, abuses and violations, and their transnationalisations. He is also an Editor for the Journal of Gender Studies, a consultant for industry, and regularly works with the media.


An Introduction to James Barlett:

Arden University Lecturer Dr James Barlett

 

James is just finishing his PhD at Coventry University where he studied daily and non-daily smokers. At Arden University, James is a lecturer in psychology and leads undergraduate and postgraduate modules on research methods. James specialises in quantitative research methods with experience in statistical programming (R and Python) and psychophysiology (EEG). His research focuses on addictive behaviour, in addition to other projects on the psychology of religion and prosocial behaviour.


An Introduction to Dr. Adriana Soni:

Arden University Psychology Tutor Adriana Soni

Adriana Soni is a part-time psychology lecturer. She obtained her PhD in Education at the University of Bristol in 2017. Her doctoral thesis focused on exploring Latin American teachers’ perceptions about the mind-brain relationship, brain function and neuroeducation. Her current research interests were inspired by her thesis findings and she is now focusing on developing neuroscience informed strategies that can be helpful in promoting social equality and better education for children experiencing low-socioeconomic status. In relation to this, music has become a major area of interest in her research as she wants to explore how it may impact children's cognitive skills and brain function.
 

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