Introducing psychology

Introducing psychology via public engagement.

Principal applicant: Dr Robert McIntosh

Team members: Dr Richard Shillcock; Dr Peter Lamont


Psychology I receives consistently high ratings from its 300+ students, but the students also tell us that the course is relatively passive, emphasising lectures and private reading over participation.

To respond to this feedback, we will pilot a novel participatory assignment in the Perception module. The students will learn by an enjoyable process of practical discovery away from the University, but will then need to think hard to distil their understanding of perception into a format suitable to engage the public.

Final project report

You can download the final project report below:

Further project outcomes

Pre-project announcement in College of Humanities and Social Science Knowledge Exchange 2012 newsletter, download below.