Psychology Chapter

The Psychology alumni chapter was formed in the year 2000 and relaunched in 2010 at a celebratory event on the Melbourne campus.


Professor Patrick McGorry AO was the distinguished guest speaker at the re-launch event, and spoke on the topic of ‘A 21st Century Approach to Mental Health’, focussing on early intervention and youth mental health, based in part on his experience with the Orygen Youth Health Research Centre, where he is both Executive Director and Director of Clinical Services.


The chapter's major event featured special guest speaker Professor Ann Sanson on the topic: Studying social and emotional development from infancy to adulthood – from ‘pure’ to policy relevant longitudinal research.


Professor Elizabeth LoftusThe 2013 Psychology Alumni Lecture was delivered by eminent Psychology and Criminology expert Distinguished Professor Elizabeth Loftus from the University of California - Irvine.

Professor Loftus spoke about how our memories can be distorted by other ideas and suggestions that we are exposed to. We can, through suggestion, create entire memories in the minds of people for things that never happened. This can have especially significant implications for witnesses in legal cases.

A video of this lecture is available on the School of Psychological Science website

Damien Carrick, presenter of ABC Radio National's Law Report on September 24.  Visit the Law Report website


School of Psychological Science Research Colloquia

The chapter also enocourages Psychology alumni of La Trobe University to attend the School of Psychological Sciences Research Colloquia which runs for most of the year, covering a broad range of subject matter related to current research in psychology.

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Your feedback

Your views and feedback as a former Psychology student are welcomed.  If there is something which you think the chapter should be offering, if you are interested in becoming involved in the way that the chapter is run, or if you like to provide any other related feedback, please contact the Alumni and Advancement Office:

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