Creative Innovation Across Disciplines: Art and Design Visiting Speaker Seminar Series
Psychology for Fashion
As part of the School of Art and Design's Creative Innovation across Disciplines Seminar Series, Dr Carolyn Mair, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London, presents: 'Psychology for Fashion'.
- From: Wednesday 26 April 2017, 12 am
- To: Wednesday 26 April 2017, 12 am
- Location: 24, Newton building, Main Entrance, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU
As part of the School of Art & Design's Creative Innovation Across Disciplines Seminar Series, Dr Carolyn Mair, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London, presents: 'Psychology for Fashion'.
The fashion industry is an important global economy generating £26 billion annually and employing almost one million people in the UK alone. Although the relationship between psychology and fashion may not be obvious, the disciplines are inextricably intertwined. Whether or not we consider ourselves fashionable, we all wear clothes which project our identity to those we interact with. However, the psychology of fashion is more than ‘wardrobe therapy’. It is concerned with the reciprocal influence of fashion on human behaviour. In this talk, Dr Mair will discuss how clothing influences our behaviour and how applying psychology in the context of fashion can contribute to a more ethical and sustainable fashion industry.
Dr Carolyn Mair is a Chartered Psychologist, Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and Chair of the BPS London & Home Counties branch. Carolyn is Reader and Subject Director Psychology at London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London, where she established the world’s first and only Masters and undergraduate courses to apply psychological science in the context of fashion. She was awarded a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience for investigations into spatio-temporal visual memory, MSc Research Methods Psychology and BSc (Hons) Applied Psychology and Computing. Her research interests are broad and multidisciplinary. Carolyn has worked in Higher Education for eighteen years. Prior to this, she worked as a visual merchandiser, graphic designer, dress maker, and portrait artist.
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