Psychology taster session

This taster session gives you an insight into studying Psychology at university.

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The science of procrastination

Do you ever find yourself putting off important tasks, like writing that term paper or going to the gym? Procrastination is a common problem that is seemingly harmless – or is it? Join Dr Fuschia Sirois for our fascinating online masterclass as she explores the potential health consequences of procrastination. 

This session is now full. 

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Please be advised that bookings for all taster sessions will close at 10am the day before the session, or earlier if the session becomes fully-booked. We therefore recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.

If you are a teacher, please encourage your pupils to book individually.


When: Tuesday 23 November 2021, 4:15pm - 5:40pm

Age group: Year 12, Year 13, A Level, BTEC

Places are limited, book your place to avoid disappointment.


Procrastination is a common problem that is seemingly harmless – or is it? A growing evidence base suggests that putting off important tasks, like writing that term paper or going to the gym, may have some very unhealthy consequences. Join Dr Fuschia Sirois (Reader in Social Psychology) for this fascinating masterclass, as she critically reviews the scientific evidence on the potential health consequences of procrastination and the various research methods that have been used to suggest a link between procrastination and health-related outcomes. There will be plenty of opportunities to chat to Fuschia, and get lots of your questions answered.

There will also be a chance for you to find out more about being a psychology student at The University of Sheffield, and where a degree in psychology can take you. You will hear from some of our current students, our expert careers guide, and a member of our admissions team, who will all be on hand to answer any questions you might have about studying psychology at university.

Please note: This is a repeat session of the one that ran in March 2021.

Schedule 

Time Activity
4:15pm Log in and get comfortable
4:30pm Welcome and introductions to the University
4:40pm "The science of procrastination" masterclass
5:20pm 'Being a psychology student' – Q&A
5:35pm Closing remarks

We look forward to meeting you. 

For informal enquiries please email tasterdays@sheffield.ac.uk.

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