Professor Charles Fernyhough on ‘Children, Voice-Hearing, and Imaginary Friends’
Learning Centre, Palace Green Library, Durham, DH1 3RN
8 February 2017, from 5.30 – 7:30pm
Many children hear voices, although the experience is not well understood in this age group. In this talk, Charles Fernyhough will explore how the experience of hearing voices relates to the common phenomenon of imaginary friends. Understanding the similarities and differences between these two aspects of psychological development can enhance our understanding of both kinds of experience.
All are welcome to attend this public lecture, but places are limited and can be reserved in advance by following the link below.
Charles Fernyhough is a Professor of Psychology at Durham University and is Director of the Hearing the Voice project for interdisciplinary voice-hearing research. His background is in developmental psychology, with a particular focus on social, emotional and cognitive development. Through theoretical and empirical work, Charles has contributed to the understanding of how language and thought are related in child development and beyond. The focus of his recent scientific work has been in applying ideas from mainstream developmental psychology to the study of psychosis, particularly the phenomenon of voice-hearing.