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Juliet Wakefield: The Social Cure: How Groups Can Keep Us Healthy
PLEASE NOTE THIS TALK IS ON THE 3rd MONDAY OF THE MONTH NOT THE 4th We are constantly told by the media and health professionals that we should stop smoking, drink less, get our '5 a day' and exercise regularly. But how often are we told about the importance of our social life? Lacking important social groups can be as bad for us as smoking, yet it is an aspect of our heath that we so rarely consider. In this talk Dr. Juliet Wakefield will discuss the idea of the 'Social Cure', present some of her own research on the topic, and consider how we can unlock its positive effects in our own lives Juliet Wakefield is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Nottingham Trent University. Her research focuses on the impact of group memberships on people's everyday lives. In addition to exploring the impact of groups on health and wellbeing, she investigates intergroup / intragroup helping and help-seeking, gender identity, national identity, and online identities.

Farm Road Sports and Social Club

Farm Road · Sheffield

What we're about

Each month we host a talk - usually by a notable scientist or skeptic - in a relaxed and friendly manner. In a pub. The subjects of the talks will vary considerably but they will typically be about a common belief that either cannot be justified by the available evidence, or that can actually be demonstrated to be false by the available evidence.

The talks are followed by an informal Q&A / discussion and that is followed by more beer. Because we're in a pub.

We usually hold these talks on the fourth Monday of each month at 7.30pm at the Farm Road Sports & Social Club (doors open at 7pm - just press the buzzer to be let in!)

It doesn't matter to us what your prior beliefs are - or even if you're unsure what they are yourself - we welcome everyone and everyone's viewpoint. So come along for a relaxed fun evening and come join us at the pub....er, club.

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