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Human Behaviour

Please note that this event takes place on the first floor and has no step-free access.
Past event - 2022
10 May Doors: 7pm
Event 7:30-9:30pm
Head of Steam, 3 Reform Place, North Road,
Durham DH1 4RZ
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"If you ever get close to a human and human behavior....Be ready, be ready to get confused." Bjork, 1993.

Join us for an evening of talks on different aspects of human behaviour. 

What do men want? Muscularity preferences and body image in young men

Louise Hanson (Research Postgraduate in the Department of Psychology)
Every day we see a multitude of people, both in real life and in the media. How does this constant exposure to other bodies influence our own body preferences, and our self-image? This talk will explore how young men’s muscularity preferences and own body image are influenced by the bodies they see and consider the effects of the muscular ideal portrayed by the media.


Dr. Jonathon McPhetres (Assistant Professor in Psychology)
Almost everyone (even your dog) gets goosebumps - but why? What is your body trying to tell you? Let’s talk about goosebumps and what they can tell us about how our body works and the similarities between humans and other species of animals.

Bubble Gum Science? Psychology Secrets of the ‘Insta-famous’

Professor Mike Nicholson (Professor of Marketing, Durham University Business School)
Instagram and TikTok videos seem quick, quirky and easy to do. As this talk reveals, however, all is not as it seems in the world of the Influencer. Beneath all this bubble gum is a hidden science of-crafted camera shots, colour choices and carefully-positioned products, all designed to get us to ‘like-and-subscribe’ and, of course, part with our cash.

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