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The Society Zone student winner is…

Sarah, congratulations! During every event we ask the psychologists and moderators to nominate their top student — one who’s made the most of the event, shown enthusiasm and asked some really great questions. Sarah from Bay House School and Sixth Form was nominated for their thoughtful questions in a live chat, for example asking Daniel: “You mention negative affects, but have you found any positive effects of conspiracy theories for people?” “I was genuinely impressed by the questions they asked,” said one psychologist, “and they gave me an intelligent response, prompting my own thinking about the issue.” As the student winner, Sarah will receive a certificate and a gift voucher. Well done to Sarah, and to everyone who took part. There were so many interesting questions, and comments, but there could only be one winner in each zone. PS: YOU now have the power to say which scientists and engineers take … Continue reading

Posted on July 13, 2018 by modamy in News | Leave a comment

Thank you from your winner – Dan!

Students! Did you do your profile survey? Check your email for a chance to win a £20 voucher and tell us what you think now! Thanks to all the students that voted for me. I was so surprised that I won the vote, but I am so honored! First, I’d like to thank all members of my family… I’m joking, but I would like to say a massive thanks to all the I’m a Scientist team. It is a big undertaking to run the event and it went so smoothly. Thanks also to my fellow psychologists who were genuinely a delight to get to know over the past few weeks. Then, of course, thanks to you and your teachers for posting your questions and showing your excitement for psychology. Your enthusiasm kept us psychologist on our toes! Taking part in I’m a Scientist has been so much fun. The chats … Continue reading

Posted on June 26, 2018 by modamy in News | Leave a comment

The winner is…

Daniel Jolley Congratulations! The students chose Daniel as the Society Zone winner! It’s been a fantastic two weeks and we want to say a huge THANK YOU to all psychologists who took part.

Posted on June 22, 2018 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment

Join the final live chat today from 12 – 3pm

Log in between 12 and 3pm today, for another chance to talk to the psychologists in the Society Zone.   The open live chat is a chance for you to ask your final questions, and for the psychologists still in the running to win your VOTEs! To take part, just log in and head to the CHAT page from 12pm. At 3pm, we’ll announce the winner live in the chat! How to join the open live chat Log in to the Society Zone as normal Click the CHAT icon Start asking your questions!   See you this afternoon! ModAmy and the Society Zone team

Posted on June 22, 2018 by modamy in News | Leave a comment

The third psychologist evicted is…

John Atkinson The votes were counted and recounted, and the result is in – sorry John, it’s game over for you! Which means our three finalists are Daniel, Claire and Amy. They’ll be battling it out tomorrow to win your VOTE for the £500 prize money. What would they do with the money if they won? Daniel would: make an animation to highlight the darker side of conspiracy theories, and a workshop where students will become a “Conspiracy Theory Psychologist” for the day Claire would: buy drinking goggles that make you feel and act as though you are drunk, and run alcohol awareness workshops in schools Amy would: buy equipment to run some workshops on understanding Neurodiversity and Autism Who do you want to see crowned winner? Every VOTE counts!

Posted on June 21, 2018 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment

The second psychologist evicted is…

Stephen Baillargeon Sorry Stephen, you’re out of the running for the prize! Stephen can keep answering questions and joining in the live chats, but they won’t be going home with the £500. Who will be evicted tomorrow? It’s up to you! VOTE every day for your favourite psychologist and keep them in the competition to win the prize money.

Posted on June 20, 2018 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment

Join tonight’s live chat with the psychologists, 7–8pm

Log in between 7 and 8pm for another chance to talk to the psychologists in the Society Zone!   Continue asking your brilliant questions in this special after-school live chat. Just log in and head to the CHAT page from 7pm! Why not show your friends and family you’re talking with real psychologists? You can even ask them to pose their own question about conspiracy theories, alcohol problems, imagination and more… How to join the evening chat Log in to the Society Zone as normal Click the CHAT icon Start asking your questions!   See you tonight! ModAmy and the Society Zone team

Posted on June 20, 2018 by modamy in News | Leave a comment

The first psychologist evicted is…

Maria Montefinese The students have spoken. Maria will still be able to answer questions and take part in live chats, but can’t win that prize money of £500. There will be a new psychologist being evicted each day this week, so make sure to VOTE every day for your favourite and keep them in the competition.

Posted on June 19, 2018 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment

Who’s taking part in the Society Zone

I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here is back! Between the 11th and 22nd June, students at 9 schools will be putting their questions to 6 psychologists in the Society Zone. For the latest news and announcements about the event, find us on Twitter, @imascientist, and follow the hashtag, #IASUK. The Society Zone is a psychology zone, supported by the British Psychological Society. Stephen Baillargeon | University of Nicosia I’m trying to figure out ways where you can look at everything wrong with yourself and the world and still manage to be happy. Maria Montefinese | University College London Are you telling the truth? Let me have a look at your pupils! John Atkinson | York University and Cheswold Park Hospital, Doncaster Looking at what got people into trouble or made them mentally unwell and helping them to lead better lives in future. Daniel Jolley | Staffordshire University I study why people believe in conspiracy theories such as … Continue reading

Posted on June 5, 2018 by modamy in News | Leave a comment