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Open minds: from refugees to body language

Please note this event takes place on the first floor and has no step-free access
Past event - 2022
11 May Doors 7.00 pm
Event 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm
The Mudlark, Montague Close,
London SE1 9DA
*Please note this event was previously advertised to take place in The Globe and now takes place in The Mudlark Montague Close,
London SE1 9DA*

Come join us and open your mind! This evening you will learn about how the adverse conditions of war impacts the mental health in child refugees, how they build their own psychological toolbox through the novel findings of a study in refugees settlements. The second talk this evening will dive us to into the fascinating field of body language, hand gestures and how we express and feel emotions without oral communication.

The Effects of War on Child Mental Health

Dr Michael Pluess (Professor in Psychology)
Millions of children across the world are affected by war and displacement. As well as having experienced traumatic war-related events, many refugee children end up living in adverse conditions. It is well established that children exposed to war and displacement are at increased risk for the development of mental health problems. I will report new findings from the BIOPATH study on the prevalence and predictors of mental health problems among a large sample of vulnerable Syrian refugee children living in informal refugee settlements in Lebanon.

All hands on the psychology of language and communication

Dr Paraskevi Argyriou (Lecturer in Psychology)
What if you Google “body language”, “baby signs”, “power posing” or “somatic therapy”? You will get millions of results (some of them controversial) promoting the importance of bodily experiences to master every social interaction and enhance wellbeing. In this talk, I will discuss scientific evidence from the past 50 years and explain why the way we perceive and use our bodies, and in particular our hands, benefits how we process language, solve problems, influence, and interact with each other.

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