Other Nottingham events

Crime Is Mental

This venue has step free access via a ramp. Please note this event takes place on the first floor but has step free access via a freight lift. An accessible toilet is available.
Past event - 2018
14 May Doors 7pm
Event 7.30-10:00pm
Canal House, 48-52 Canal St,
Nottingham NG1 7EH
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Have you ever wondered what makes people aggressive? Or how your psychological well-being might be affected by war? Perhaps you even have a morbid curiosity about the mind of a sex offender? We’ll have expert researchers answering all these questions and more at this more controversial Pint of Science event! (Not suitable for under 18s)

"It's not something I chose" - Understanding paedophiles construction of sexual interest in children

Dr Nicholas Blagden is the Associate Head of Sexual Offences, Crime and Misconduct Research Unit (SOCAMRU) and Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology at Nottingham Trent University. He is a Chartered Psychologist and has worked and researched within the criminal justice system and HM Prison Service for many years. He is currently engaged in numerous collaborative forensic projects with NTU, HMPPS, Institute for Mental Health, Ontario, Canada and Correctional Services Australia. He has published widely in international journals and disseminated research at international conferences.

Predicting "unpredictable" Aggression

Claire Lawrence (Associate Professor)
When we think of aggressive people, we often visualise a violent offender: Someone who is different to ‘us’. Violence and aggression, when it occurs, therefore often feels unpredictable. This talk will look at individual differences in the things that make us aggressive. On a whistle-stop tour examining why most of us act aggressively in some form, we will ask why do some people act aggressively more frequently and cause more harm. It will also consider why do aggressive behaviours persist when they are seemingly so detrimental.

From victims to survivors - recovery and well-being among genocide and war-affected individuals

Can an individual’s belief in their ability to adjust and change in the aftermath of adversity have a protective role in managing symptoms of distress? To answer this question, I will draw on my fieldwork in Rwanda with those affected by genocide and with Sri Lankans affected by the civil war. Their responses show that the adoption of a positive mindset in the face of psychological distress was related to lower functional impairment and enhanced life satisfaction. I’ll end by exploring the applications of this work and the risks it might pose.

Other Canal House events

2022-05-11 Through the Looking Glass Canal House 48-52 Canal St, Nottingham, NG1 7EH, United Kingdom
11 May
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Through the Looking Glass

Misc 11 Abstract Universe
2022-05-10 Sense and Sustainability Canal House 48-52 Canal St, Nottingham, NG1 7EH, United Kingdom
10 May
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Sense and Sustainability

Earth 40 Wind Turbines