What is PsychSlam?

Are you a TY student interested in psychology, performance or drama? 

Would you like to learn more about how psychologists understand how people think, behave and feel?

The PsychSlam competition organised by the School of Applied Psychology invites TY student teams to research a topic in Psychology and present their findings in a 6 minute PowerPoint presentation.

All transition year students are invited!

We hope participating students will gain experience in team work, building and describing knowledge and enjoy talking about psychology with other students, researchers and psychologists.

PsychSlam is partnered with Lero


In 2022, the PsychSlam Team were thrilled to announce a partnership with LERO, a Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Software.

LERO brings together expert software teams from universities and institutes of technology across Ireland in a co-ordinated centre of research excellence with a strong industry focus.

Lero’s research spans a wide range of subjects including software engineering, information systems and human-computer interaction in areas such as driverless cars, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, fintech, govtech, smart communities, agtech and healthtech.

Education and public engagement are very important to LERO, and part of their mission is to promote the awareness and engagement of the Irish public with science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

Members of the PsychSlam Team are affiliated with LERO to carry out research in the area of Human-Computer Interaction, user-friendly and responsible engineering.

Find out more about LERO on their website.

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