Run by The British Psychological Society West Midlands Branch

Tuesday, May 14 2013 at 7:15PM

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131a High Street

Chris Bale

What's the talk about?

Non-SitP event. Run by The British Psychological Society West Midlands Branch.

Dr Chris Bale is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology University of Huddersfield, his research interests involve examining self-perception, self-esteem and interpersonal relationships.

What do you see when you look in the mirror? How do you feel about yourself? Are you attractive, likeable, a person of worth? In this talk, I will outline some current psychological research on self-perception and self-esteem, including studies which challenge the common notion that an epidemic of low self-esteem is at the root of a range of social and personal problems. I will then go on to discuss some of my own research on physical attractiveness, self-esteem and relationship behaviour. I will conclude by considering some of the implications of research in this area for understanding issues such as intimate partner violence, individual happiness, and the possible effects of the media on body-image and self-esteem.

‘Psychologist in the Pub’ events, where an expert is invited to deliver a presentation followed by a question and answer discussion. These events provide a valuable forum for local psychologists and encourage the sharing of our science in the West Midlands.

The event is free of charge and open to all (you don't need to be in the BPS).