In recent months, the MA Psychology for Fashion Professionals and MSc Applied Psychology in Fashion have been celebrated by the British Psychology Society, with the MSc course and students from both courses winning recognition for their work.
The MSc Applied Psychology in Fashion has been awarded accredited status by the British Psychological Society (BPS). BPS accreditation is a high-quality benchmarking process that prospective students and employers understand and value and is important for a number of reasons.
For one, it enables graduates to have the opportunity to gain Graduate or Chartered membership of the Society. What’s more, accreditation is evidence that the course meets BPS requirements in covering and assessing learning on core areas of psychology through promoting psychology as a science.
On top of this, three students from both courses have had their abstracts selected for presentation at the 2015 British Psychological Society Annual Conbference – a highly competitive forum!
Students Nida Ehsan and Joel Masson, MSc Applied Psychology in Fashion will present papers on the topics of vanity sizing and androgyny in fashion, whilst Becka Fleetwood-Smith, currently studying MA Psychology for Fashion Professionals, will present her paper on attachment theory applied to clothing.
Course leader, Dr Carolyn Mair, will also be taking part in the conference, running a workshop on how psychology can enhance well-being in the context of fashion and Dr Soljana Cili, Postdoc in Psychology at LCF will presenting her paper on the impact of online exposure to adverse experiences on memory.
This week sees Carolyn bring her expertise to Twitter for the LCF Better Lives tweet chat. Drawing on the theme of the 2015 Better Lives seminars, experts and those interested in psychology and fashion will have a chance to discuss Positive Psychology in fashion. Use #LCFBetterLives to join in, ask your questions and share your thoughts.