Last Friday, four of our A level Psychology students competed against 17 other teams from around the UK in the National Psychology Competition, held at Royal Holloway, University of London.
Their question was “How can psychology be used to promote equality and greater acceptance of diversity?”, which all teams attempted to answer with a three minute video and an A1 poster which they presented to four judges, including professors from Royal Holloway. Stephanie, Maggie, Sarah and Valentina had focused on racism and sexism, and produced a thoughtful and informed answer to the question, having even conducted their own study to investigate this area further.
Stephanie writes, “We chose to focus on gender and racial prejudice, and carried out our own study and statistical analysis about people’s experiences of racial prejudice. We found a significant result that Asian participants, generally, experience more racial prejudice than White participants. It was a fascinating experience, not only to gain extra knowledge by researching and use our psychology skills, but also to see other people’s idea on the topic. The topic was interesting and the process was enjoyable.”
The team’s efforts were justly rewarded, as they were awarded second place. Congratulations!