Interest Groups Online Groups

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The study of current human behaviour and experience.

No prior knowledge of psychology is required.

Communications to members are by Bcc email. On a monthly basis, the group leader sends out an email, that will link to one piece of recent research conducted by psychologists, which is of current interest.

Group members are invited to give their opinions on the research findings. Do they agree? Does it coincide with the members’ own experiences? The group members enjoy open discussion on a wide range of topics. Recent topics discussed included: Effects of video gaming and online pornography, and PTSD. Future topics for 2023 include the psychology of Collecting and Altruism.

Group members are encouraged to suggest topics and to lead the discussion if they have a particular interest in that area.


Second Monday of the month from 2 to 4 pm

Group Size & Availability

Maximum 30

Waiting List

How to Join

You can join this group, or the waiting list, via the Beacon Members Portal. To join a group you must first subscribe to Interest Groups Online. This is separate to a local u3a membership. 

If you would be interested in helping to lead a group around this subject or any other, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

You can contact the group leader via the Beacon Members Portal. For any other queries or information please contact the Interest Groups Online team by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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