PLEASE JOIN US ON THE MEET-UP (IT IS FREE):
MARCH 2013 SESSIONS - EVERY TUESDAY 7pm:
In the Antelope pub, 22-24 Eaton Terrace, London, SW1W 8EZ
(near Sloane Square tube station)
02 April: BAD SCIENCE IN PSYCHOLOGY (Guest speaker Nick Brown)
Psychology claims to be a science, but just how compatible can the study of something as complicated as behaviour be with the "rules" of science as we understand them from, say, physics? Some recent examples of bad science in academic psychology will be presented; we will also discuss the limits of knowledge, and how they affect our ability to make claims that something is "true".
09 April: PUB PSYCHOLOGY WORKSHOP: Bring your own topic or issue to discuss. This is your chance to ask about whatever you would like to know related to psychology (and just about everything relates to psychology!)! We aim to cover about three issues per session. See you there!
16 April: PHILOSOPHY AND IDEOLOGY
In the block of presentations on 'How we know what we know', we covered so far Common sense and Culture, Science and Materialism, as well as Spirituality and Religion. In the last presentation
in this series we will examine philosphy: is it useful, what can we learn from philosphy, and what about all these '-isms' (such as existentialism, Marxism, post-modernism)? Philosophy has changed the world many times, so you never know - it may change you too!
23 April: WHAT WOMEN WANT AND WHAT MEN WANT?
There is a popular percpetion that women and men do not understand each other (or at least not enough as they would like). Well, our debate is a chance to remedy
this situation. Women and men, come along and tell us what you really want from the other gender!
30 April: SOCIAL CONFIDENCE
What do you do if you wish to approach somebody you don’t know? How do you deal with rejection? Reversely, how to do say ‘no’ without offending another person? How do you maintain confidence at a job interview? How can you be assertive without appearing aggressive or submissive? All these questions relate to social confidence – something that is important in almost every aspect of our lives. The work-shop will be highly interactive, so be prepared to participate – but you never know, it may change your life!
What is Pub Psychology?
Pub Psychology is a way of taking charge of your life through weekly drop-in workshops on various aspects of personal development. Join us to explore, discuss and discover things about yourself and others in a friendly and informal atmosphere. With its many exercises, reflective questions and some insightful theory, Pub Psychology will help you create your own practical toolkit for life.
What kind of topics do we cover?
We cover many thought-provoking and stimulating topics, from self-awareness and personal change to achievement and intimate relationships.
How are the topics organised?
The topics are structured around the four main categories of human life:
- The world of I: The art of self-mastery
- Walking on the bright side: The art of living
- Getting things done: The art of success
- Me and others: The art of relationships
What is the basis of this concept?
Pub Psychology is based on the ideas from the Personal Synthesis model, Positive Psychology and Group Coaching.
What’s in it for me?
Ever wondered how to interpret a dream, snap out of a bad mood, set a goal and actually achieve it, enjoy your life to the full or make you relationships work? There are many things that you can figure out on your own, through books and magazines, or by talking to family and friends. Yet, the best way by far is to share your journey with others who do not have a preconceived idea about you, which is exactly what Pub Psychology offers.
So how does it work?
We hold our weekly sessions from 7pm - 8.30pm every Tuesday night. There are a number of participants who attend the sessions regularly but this is not a requirement, since we cover a different subject every week (well, almost every week - sometimes some topics just don't want to go away!). Check for the topics we covered in 2010. The programme for 2011 is updated on monthly basis.
What if I don’t feel like disclosing myself in front of strangers?
You don’t have to! This is not group therapy, so you do not even have to talk unless you choose to.
Who runs Pub Psychology?
Pub Psychology sessions have been created and are run by Dr Nash Popovic, an author, senior lecturer at the University of East London and counsellor with many years of experience.
Is it really held in a pub?
Yes, because we believe that whilst some structure is necessary, a less formal setting is conducive to self-exploration and social interaction. No need to worry about the noise as the sessions are held in one of the separate rooms (either on the ground level left from the bar or in the Snug room upstairs on the right). The address is Antelope pub, 22-24 Eaton Terrace, London, SW1W 8EZ (near Sloan Square tube station).
How much does it cost?
The first session is free. The follow up sessions are £5 for those who can afford it - if you are on a low income or a student the fee is waived. The same applies if you bring a friend! Please note though, that sadly the pub policy is that drinks are not free under any circumstances :).
If you have any further questions or would like to let us know that you are coming please send us an email.