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Scott Medical & Healthcare College

Year 12's hear from Psychology Associate Professor

Year 12 students delved into the fascinating realm of psychology during a session led by Associate Professor Dr. Hazel Bending from Plymouth Marjon University.

Dr. Bending's expertise shed light on the intricacies of memory and its practical applications in everyday life.

With a keen focus on the significance of eyewitness testimony and working memory, Dr. Bending captivated the students, providing them with a variety of valuable insights. The session served as a bridge, connecting theoretical concepts with real-world scenarios, enriching their understanding of the subject.

One of the key takeaways from Dr. Bending's session was the importance of memory in our daily lives. From recalling past events to making decisions, memory plays a pivotal role. Understanding its mechanisms equips individuals to navigate various situations more effectively.

Moreover, the discussion on eyewitness testimony highlighted the fallibility of human memory. Despite our best efforts, memories can be distorted or influenced by external factors, impacting the reliability of eyewitness accounts. This underlines the critical need for caution when relying on such testimony in legal proceedings.

For our Year 12 students, Dr. Bending's session served as both a reinforcement of their existing knowledge and an expansion of their understanding. By connecting theoretical concepts with practical applications, they gained a deeper appreciation for the complexities of memory and its relevance in various contexts.

As they continue their academic journey, these students are better equipped to analyse and interpret human behaviour, paving the way for a deeper understanding of the intricacies of the mind.