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Psychology LIVE! Student Event at Disneyland® Paris

Show your students psychology in action at our Psychology LIVE! Conference. This immersive event will allow your students to grasp the fundamentals of human behaviours in action whilst providing relevant examples and case studies for exams.

Event dates: 

Monday 6th March 2023 - request a quote

Our expert speakers, who are specialist in their field, will present the most current issues with presentations linked to key topics in the curriculum. Throughout the course of the weekend your learners will cover the fundamentals of the Psychology curriculum, perfectly complementing classroom learning.

Meeting your learning objectives - Psychology LIVE! is designed to meet course aims by encouraging and developing an enthusiasm for studying psychology as well as inspiration for how to progress further in the subject. Learn more about our full range of LIVE! events here.

 

Sample itinerary

Our sample itinerary provides you with an idea of the visits you can cover during your trip. We can tailor-make an itinerary to support your specific learning outcomes.

Morning Afternoon Evening
1 Morning flight from Ireland Guided sightseeing tour of Paris. Check in to accommodation
2 Attend the Psychology LIVE! Conference Time in the Disneyland® Paris Parks Explore Disney Village. Overnight at Disneyland® Paris
3 Time in Disneyland® Paris Parks Return flight to Ireland
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Morning Morning flight from Ireland
Afternoon Guided sightseeing tour of Paris.
Evening Check in to accommodation
Morning Attend the Psychology LIVE! Conference
Afternoon Time in the Disneyland® Paris Parks
Evening Explore Disney Village. Overnight at Disneyland® Paris
Morning Time in Disneyland® Paris Parks
Afternoon Return flight to Ireland
Evening

Event overview

Expert speaker presentations - a chance to understand how psychology is applied in the real world; the contribution of psychology to individual, social and cultural diversity, and ultimately to a successful society, providing useful and interesting case studies and examples.

Q&A session - interactive question and answer sessions with industry practitioners where students will learn about careers associated with the subject.

Team park challenges - encourage students to take a step back and look at the resort from a scientific perspective. Students are given simple experiments to complete which allow them to develop arguments and draw conclusions about how psychological principles/theories are applied across the resort in order to stimulate specific behaviours and responses.

The Events Team in Disneyland® Paris will provide support throughout your stay, they’ll: 

  • Meet you on arrival & assist with hotel check-in 
  • Be on-hand & provide assistance throughout the event 
  • Host a teacher meet & greet with coffee & pastries
  • Register your students at the conference & take questions 
  • Assist with check-out & departure

Accommodation

Places to stay


Event details & speakers at LIVE! events

Dallas Campbell - Facilitator

Dallas is one of the most versatile and well-travelled factual presenters working in the industry.

He has filmed in some of the most extraordinary and challenging locations all over the world: sewer diving in Mexico City, abseiling off the world's tallest building in Dubai and filming Tim Peake’s rocket launch to the international space station.

Dallas started his presenting career on The Gadget Show (Channel 5) and Bang Goes The Theory (BBC1). Most recently, Dallas has presented Positive Energy (National Geographic) where he travelled the globe, with co-presenter Kari Byron, meeting the innovators that are creating new ways to power our world into the future. His debut book Ad Astra: An Illustrated Guide to Leaving the Planet was published 2017.

Dallas is an Honorary Fellow of the British Science Association and regularly judges their annual Young Scientist & Engineer of the Year awards.

Professor Craig Jackson

As Professor of Occupational Health Psychology, Birmingham City University, Craig is interested in the effect of workplaces and working on people’s health and psychological wellbeing. He also increasingly researches the relationship between work and crime – particularly how offenders use their occupations to facilitate offending behaviours and this has led to an increase in research using statistical techniques such as multidimensional scaling of offence behaviours.

Specific interests include unusual occupations, work-related suicide, technology change, pesticide exposures, working hours, stress, research techniques, neuro behavioural methods and psychological assessments.

 

Dr Peter Lovatt (A.K.A Dr Dance)

Peter has spent his life thinking about, teaching and writing about how humans are transformed by movement.

Dr Peter Lovatt is the co-founder of the Movement in Practice (MiP) Academy, a specialist provider of education in the psychology of movement and dance.

Peter spent twenty years working in university research labs. He set up the first Dance Psychology Lab in 2008, from where he studied how movement changes the way people think and solve problems, how it changes social interaction and increases pro-social behaviour, and how movement changes people’s feelings.

Peter’s expertise is in experimental cognitive psychology and his work on memory, thinking, mood, language learning, problem solving, dance and Parkinson’s disease has been published in peer-reviewed academic journals.

Dr Julia Ravey

Julia is a neuroscience researcher studying Alzheimer's disease with a passion for making science understandable for everyone. She always get asked incredible questions about her work and feels the public have a genuine want to know more about Alzheimer's and the brain. This highlighted to her how much of a disconnect there is between scientific reporting and day-to-day conversation. She created a platform to cross the worlds of science jargon and fake news to give a simple, accurate outlook on current findings.

Julia has gained a huge following on Tiktok where she talks about brain and neuroscience topics with her talks on study skills and revision techniques being amongst her most popular

Q&A Session

Our lively and interactive question and answer session gives the students control to ask the questions they want answers to.  All the speakers take to the stage to answer questions to provide different perspectives and to offer invaluable career advice from their own experience.

LIVE! Events Team

Our LIVE! Events Team provide expert on-site support throughout your stay to make your trip as easy and memorable as possible: 

  • Meet you on arrival & assist with hotel check-in 
  • Be on-hand & provide assistance throughout the event 
  • Host a teacher meet & greet
  • Register your students at the conference & take questions 
  • Assist with check-out & departure

Workbook and Park Challenges

Our complementary workbooks are designed to be used as your group enjoy the Disney® Parks.  The workbooks contain park challenges which encourage students to take a step back and critically appraise the resort from their subject perspective. These park challenges provide opportunity for problem solving, decision making as well as working together so that your students get the maximum from the their time at Disneyland® Paris.


Evening activites

  • Explore the parks: Disneyland® Park & Walt Disney Studios® Park

  • Shopping in the Disney Village® 

  • Disney Illuminations Night Time Show

  • Gaumont Cinema

  • Evening meal experience at Planet Hollywood or Billy Bob’s Country Western Saloon


Study themes

The event is aimed at Transition Year, Leaving Certificate & Key Stage 4/ 5 students of Psychology and is designed to complement studies within the AQA, OCR, Edexcel syllabus as well as complimenting WJEC and SQA qualifications.  It is aimed at encouraging and developing an enthusiasm for the subject as well as inspiration for how to progress further in the subject. 

Psychopathology and Individual Differences

  • Abnormality, including deviation from social norms, and the failure to function adequately
  • The behavioural, emotional and cognitive characteristics of phobias, fear and depression
  • The approaches used to explain and treat phobias, including hypnosis

Forensics and Criminology

  • Causes of Criminal and anti-social behaviour
  • Identification and treatment of offenders
  • Custodial sentencing and reform

Dance, Hormones and Thinking

  • Research methods
  • How we move affects creativity and problem-solving ability
  • Part played by hormonal and genetic makeup.

Throughout the whole event your learners will cover the fundamentals of the Psychology curriculum for Leaving Certificate, KS4 and KS5, perfectly complementing classroom learning.

 


Educational resources

In order to help you prepare for the Pyschology LIVE! Event, you will receive supplementary information about how each speaker will link to the curriculum as well as a list of desired outcomes. This can be used to follow up with your students when you return.


Expert's comment

I’m glad that the presentation was well received, and that students managed to learn something as well as gain a sense of what it’s like working as a forensic psychologist.

Michelle Fletcher, Clinical Psychologist

 


Transport

We offer flights from a variety of departure airports and we’ll work with you to plan your route at the best value possible.

Flight


Giving you full support throughout

Before your tour

  • Your own dedicated NST contact
  • Bespoke tour itineraries
  • Unrivalled local knowledge & expertise
  • Curriculum linked visit programmes
  • Great value for money - no hidden costs
  • Free group leader inspection visits
  • Risk assessment guidance
  • Safety assured, transport, accommodation and visits

Whilst you're away

  • Free educational resources
  • Group-friendly accommodation
  • Exceptional standards of coaching
  • On-tour support from our reps on the ground
  • Support & assistance from our specialists guides throughout your tour
  • 24/7 support just a call away
  • Extensive group travel insurance

On your return

  • Priority rebooking services
  • Rewarding your loyalty with our reward scheme
  • You say, we listen - we're committed to continuously improving our tours
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