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Psychology Art Competition – Where creativity and the human mind come together in perfect harmony!

The annual Psychology Art Competition provides a unique opportunity for students to showcase their artistic talents while exploring captivating concepts and models studied as part of A Level Psychology at Xaverian College.

The winner of this year’s competition was former Marple Hall High School student, Sabina Simms, who impressed teachers by showcasing her artistic talents whilst exploring the captivating tripartite personality model, expressing her interpretation of the id, ego, and superego in a biro, fine-line sketch.

Commenting on being named grand champion of this year’s competition, Sabina said: “I was delighted to win the competition! I had always been really interested in Psychology and when I learnt about how the well-known angel and devil on either shoulder, that you see and hear about on television, was because of Sigmund Freud’s theory, that suggests human behaviour is influenced by unconscious memories, thoughts and urges, I knew it would be a great inspiration for my design.”

Jason Ashton, Curriculum Leader for Psychology, said: “Every year, the Psychology Art Competition is a huge success – students love it! By blending Psychology with Art, the competition not only offers a creative outlet but also deepens participants’ understanding of psychological concepts. The process of visualising different concepts and models in artistic form fosters a holistic learning experience, combining the analytical and expressive aspects of both disciplines.”

The winning artwork will be used next academic year on the Psychology department’s promotional materials, including notebooks and tote bags, which will be available to everyone within the Xaverian community.

Runners-up from this year’s competition included:

  • Hannah Dean, who focused her artwork on ‘Social Influence’
  • Milly Chapman, who created digital artwork representing ‘Attachment’
  • Rayan Alraghebi, who highlighted ‘Research Methods’ in her artwork
  • Eva Jarvis, who focused on ‘Memory’
  • Precious Olusanya, who created hand-drawn artwork representing ‘Psychopathology’

Students who choose to study Psychology at Xaverian spend much of the course assessing the huge body of research into psychology and neuroscience. They explore this work in the context of real examples to help gain a thorough understanding of Psychology in action.

Xaverian College is an outstanding catholic Sixth Form College in Greater Manchester offering exciting opportunities to over 2800 students. With a wide range of A Levels in addition to several Applied Courses to choose from, discover your future at xaverian.ac.uk.

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