IADT Lecturers + Grads Present @ the 45th Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference

IADT's Department of Technology and Psychology was well represented at the 45th Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference, held in Galway from 11th–14th November.

Rejkiewicz, a graduate of the BSc (Hons) in Applied Psychology, presented research that she conducted under the Katarzyna supervision of Dr Ellen Brady and Dr Brendan Rooney. Katarzyna's research examined creativity amongst video game players, employing a qualitative design. Katarzyna was the Psychology programme winner for the 2015 Undergraduate Awards.

Another graduate of the BSc (Hons) in Applied Psychology, Edward O'Carroll, also presented his final year research project, this time examining feelings of immersion and attention in 2D and 3D film. His research was supervised by Conall Tunney and Dr Brendan Rooney.

Sinead Meade, a lecturer in the Department, chaired a symposium on research in applied settings, which considered topics such as bereavement programmes for families who had lost a child to serious illness, innovative respite services in intellectual disability services, nurturing resilience in early childhood care and investigating the feasibility of Cognitive Remediation Therapy on inpatients with treatment-resistant psychosis.

Dr Grainne Kirwan, another lecturer on theBSc (Hons) in Applied Psychology and the MSc in Cyberpsychology, presented her research on emotional, tentative and causation language use in online pregnancy loss boards.

Current students on the BSc (Hons) in Applied Psychology who are members the Psychological Society of Ireland Student Affairs Group contributed to the smooth running of the event through supporting presenters and delegates throughout the conference.

The 46th Annual Conference will be held in Athlone in November 2016.