FUTURE EVENTS

WHAT IS THE LINK BETWEEN VIOLENT GAMES AND AGGRESSION?

peter etchellsWho: Dr Peter Etchells
When: Tuesday, July 7th 7:30pm
WhereThe Westgate

We often see news headlines in the mainstream media claiming a definitive link between video game use and negative behaviours. But what do the data actually tell us about the issue? Research into the associations between violent video game use and aggressive behaviour is mired in controversy and methodological problems. In this talk, Peter Etchells provides an overview of the problems, some suggestions for improvements, and what we really know about the effects of playing violent video games.

Dr Pete Etchells is a senior lecturer in biological psychology at Bath Spa University. He is also the Guardian’s science blog network coordinator, where he writes regularly about psychology in the news.


 

speak upSPEAKING SKEPTICALLY: OPEN MIC NIGHT

When: Tuesday, August 4th 7:30pm
WhereThe Westgate

Is there a subject close to your heart that you want to share with a like minded audience? Are you studying something that you think others would find interesting? Is there something happening in the world that you think others should know about?

Take part in our Speaking Skeptically Open Mic Night and use a 15 minute slots to speak your mind!

Confirmed speakers:

Hayley Stevens Who You Gonna Call? A Lawyer!
A look at the legality of renting out a haunted house
Charlie Williams Tips for the ethical time traveler
A look at causality, logic, and possibility

If you want to deliver a talk fill in the application form here or email bathskeptics[at]gmail[dot]com

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