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The Relationships Zone student winner is…

659reaq25, congratulations!

During every event we ask the psychologists and moderators to nominate their top student — one who’s made the most of the event, shown enthusiasm and asked some really great questions.

659reaq25 from Bay House School was nominated by the psychologists for asking some good questions’ in their live chat, which included: “Sally why did you want to work in the prison system?” “David Why did you do a degree in chemistry?” and “David do you believe that there will be a decrease in the amount of time that the younger generations will spend on social media?”

As the student winner, 659reaq25 will receive a certificate and a gift voucher.

Well done to 659reaq25, and to everyone who took part. There were so many interesting questions, and comments, but there could only be one winner in each zone. Continue reading

Posted on March 26, 2019 by in News | Leave a comment

Thank you from your winner – James


Thank you everyone! I am over the moon to have been chosen as your winner after 2 weeks of excellent fun. I tried my hardest to answer every question in as useful a way as I could – but it is difficult to know if I have answered well. Winning is really encouraging and inspires me to do a lot more to make science open to anyone curious! I think the teachers and the team at I’m a Scientist deserve a huge thank you for making this event so amazing, too!

Psychology is so important for understanding humanity and its future. In our brains lies the capacity for great thought, action and industry, but also the capability for cruelty, prejudice and confusion. Each human has their own view on the world and must work to understand and cooperate with others to leave the world better than when they arrived in it. Students of psychology seek to understand mental illness, transsexuality, different cultures, artificial intelligence, politics, economics, space travel, loneliness, consciousness, and even other psychologists! Seeing all the excellent student curiosity during I’m a Scientist has made me very excited to imagine what future psychologists might do.

Your questions about psychology were brilliant. Some questions asked about current psychology research, like “What is the purpose of mirror neurons?”, “What part of the brain controls emotion and love?” and a lot about social media, dreams and memory. Other questions asked about what it was like to do what I do. I hope I helped students get a feel for how psychology can take many forms, and while I have been a technician, teacher and researcher – there are also many other paths. Some of my favourite questions were the really challenging ones to answer. I was asked if plants have very subtle emotions, if Winnie the Pooh characters represented psychological conditions and how well psychology was represented in thriller movies! Continue reading

Posted on March 21, 2019 by in News | Leave a comment

The winner is…

James Munro Congratulations! The students chose James as the Relationships Zone winner! It’s been a fantastic two weeks and we want to say a huge THANK YOU to all psychologists who took part.

Posted on March 15, 2019 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment

The second psychologist evicted is…

Lucy Maddox

Sorry Lucy, you’re out of the running for the prize! Lucy can keep answering questions and joining in the live chats, but they won’t be going home with the £500.

Who will be evicted tomorrow? It’s up to you!

VOTE every day for your favourite psychologist and keep them in the competition to win the prize money.

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Posted on March 13, 2019 by ModShane in News | 2 Comments

Join the second evening live chat tonight, 7–8pm

Log in between 7 and 8pm for another chance to talk to the psychologists in the Relationships Zone!

Continue asking your brilliant questions in this special after-school live chat. Just log in and head to the CHAT page from 7pm!

Why not introduce your friends and family to the psychologists you’ve been talking with in school? You can even ask them to pose their own question about psychology, relationships, language and more… Continue reading

Posted on March 13, 2019 by in News | Leave a comment

Join tonight’s live chat with psychologists, 7–8pm

Log in between 7 and 8pm for another chance to talk to the psychologists in the Relationships Zone!

Continue asking your brilliant questions in this special after-school live chat. Just log in and head to the CHAT page from 7pm!

Why not introduce your friends and family to the psychologists you’ve been talking with in school? You can even ask them to pose their own question about psychology, relationships, language and more… Continue reading

Posted on March 7, 2019 by in News | Leave a comment

Who’s taking part in the Relationships Zone

I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here! is back this March. Between the 4th and the 15th, students at nine schools will be putting their questions to six psychologists in the Relationships Zone.

For the latest news and announcements about the event, find us on Twitter @imascientist, and follow the hashtag, #IASUK.

The Relationships Zone is a psychology zone supported by the British Psychological Society. Continue reading

Posted on February 20, 2019 by in News | Leave a comment