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The Michael Eysenck Psychology Essay Prize awarded to A-Level student

Posted on 03/11/2011
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John Wann, our Head of Department, presents the prize to Farjana Ahmed

We were pleased to launch The Michael Eysenck Psychology Essay Prize earlier this year, for an essay submitted by A-Level or Access Diploma students. Michael W. Eysenck is Emeritus Professor in the Psychology Department at Royal Holloway, and well known for his outstanding contribution to research in the fields of clinical, personality and cognitive psychology. He is also author of a range of popular textbooks used in A-level Psychology courses.

This year the prize was won by Farjana Ahmed, who is currently studying A-Levels in Biology, Chemistry, Psychology and Maths at Seven Kings High School in Ilford (Essex).  Farjana was presented with a signed copy of the textbook by Professor Eysenck along with a cheque for £100.

The requirement of the competition was to compose an essay on any topic which falls within the areas of clinical, personality or cognitive psychology. Farjana’s essay was entitled “Is schizophrenia due to nature or nurture?”, and stood out from many strong submissions. She was presented with the Eysenck Essay Prize by Professor John Wann, Head of the Psychology Department at Royal Holloway.

Farjana commented that “the competition is a great way for people planning on studying psychology at degree level to show their skills and write about something within Psychology which they are interested in”. We congratulate Farjana for winning the prize and wish her every success in her future endeavours.


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