Posts Tagged ‘cognitive psychology’

Cognitive psychology course

Thursday, September 23rd, 2021 | News

Cognitive psychology is the study of mental processes. In this course, we will cover all of the core topics in cognitive psychology including perception, attention, memory, learning, language, decision-making, emotion and much more. We’ll also look at research methods and how neuroscience is allowing us to see inside the brain.

Preview the course on Udemy or watch the trailer below.

Metacognitive Therapy course

Saturday, March 6th, 2021 | News

Metacognitive Therapy (MCT) is an evidence-based psychotherapy looking at cognition. While Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) traditionally looks at what we think, MCT looks at how we think. It explores meta-beliefs such as needing to worry to keep ourselves safe, whether change is possible, and whether thoughts can be harmful.

When we understand the neural systems that lead us to engage in these cycles of worry and self-doubt, we can give the client (or ourselves) new processes to avoid engaging in these unhelpful patterns.

Metacognitive Therapy is highly effective at reducing worry and rumination and proven to reduce anxiety, PTSD, OCD and depression. In this course, we will learn what MCT is, how it works, how to use it in practice and how to apply it to each condition.

Preview the course here.

You Know Less Than You Think

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013 | Humanism

Last month, Paul Hopwood presented his talk “You Know Less Than You Think.” I have already blogged about it, but this time, I’ve got pictures. Also, if you missed the talk, don’t worry as it was the 2012 Worfolk Lecture, so you can watch the Leeds Skeptics event online.

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You may or may not know less than you think

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 | Humanism

Last week, Paul Hopwood delivered a talk to the Humanist Society of West Yorkshire entitled “You Know Less Than You Think”.

Though, for the sake of those being busy, he included a more accurate title that went something along the lines of “you may or may not know more, less or the same as you may or may not think you know.”

It is a really interesting talk and one that he has previously given at Leeds Skeptics, as well as round the country. So interesting in fact that I actually went away from the event and read The Invisible Gorilla – one of the books Paul recommends in the talk.

I think what it comes down to is that Paul is just a really interesting guy. We went for a couple of drinks after the talk and settled in to some fascinating conversations – it was only realising I had to be at work in eight hours that made me call it a night.

If you missed it, don’t worry, you can see the version he gave to Leeds Skeptics online via Worfolk Lectures. Or, why not see it in person – Paul will be speaking at Sheffield Skeptics on 28 January!

2012 Worfolk Lecture

Sunday, August 19th, 2012 | Foundation

Back in 2010, we created the annual Worfolk Lecture for public understanding of science. If you have missed any, or all of them, you can find them on the Worfolk Lectures website. This year’s talk, delivered by Leeds Skeptics, saw Paul Hopwood present “You Know Less Than You Think“.