Guest Speaker from Edinburgh Skeptics

Keir Liddle

When?
Thursday, November 24 2011 at 7:30PM

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Where?

35 Rosemount Viaduct
City Centre, Aberdeen AB25 1NE

Who?
Keir Liddle

What's the talk about?

Psychology is an oft misunderstood and misused science and there are many myths and misconceptions about it in popular culture. Whether it’s claims that we only use 10% of our brain or that IQ tests are biased there are  many areas in which the academic science of psychology is cut adrift from the public’s understanding of the subject. These common misconceptions have also helped give rise to all manner of oddities that thrive under the banner of “popular psychology”. From self help to facilitated communication this talk will aim to address many of these odd notions from a skeptical viewpoint and hopefully clear up some of what is and what isn’t myth in psychology.

 
Keir Liddle is a psychology graduate and PhD student. He has been a skeptic for many years now and helps organise Edinburgh and Stirling Skeptics. He writes for and edits the twenty-first floor blog (www.thetwentyfirstfloor.com)  and once had the bright idea of bringing scepticism to the masses via the method of a free festival (Skeptics on the Fringe has now had two successful runs and plans are underway for a third).