The School of Humanities and Social Sciences proudly hosted the second edition of PsychED, a psychology conference tailored for schools, from May 3rd to 4th, 2023. This conference united students from various schools across the UAE, fostering engaging scholarly competitions and discussions. The chosen theme for this year's event was "Mind Meets Machine: Exploring the Intersection of Psychology and Technology."
The inaugural day commenced with a captivating Keynote Address delivered by Dr. Bas Rockers, an Associate Professor from NYU Abu Dhabi. Dr. Rockers shared his insights on 'The Future of Psychology: A Technological Perspective,' setting the tone for an intellectually stimulating conference.
The 'Roundtable Conference' on Day 1 featured a group of exceptionally talented school students taking center stage. They shared thought-provoking viewpoints on the impact of technology on the future of psychology. Ms. Eliza Hatoum, a practicing Psychologist, Life Coach, and Founder of 'The New Me,' expertly moderated the discussion. The session was adjudicated by Ms. Mirna Mneimneh, Co-founder of Elggo, and Ms. Diya Ganguly, Founder of Psychonnect.
Day 2 witnessed students actively participating in 'Lobotomy,' a psychology quiz designed to challenge their knowledge through fun rounds and games. Ms. Ayman Sayed, a 1st Year MSc Applied Psychology student at MAHE, Dubai, served as the quiz master, testing participants' mettle and problem-solving skills.
The final event of the day, the 'Young Scholars Award,' showcased budding psychologists presenting insightful posters on various psychology and technology themes. The session was judged by Dr. Ruchika Ranwa, Research Coordinator and Faculty at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, MAHE Dubai, and Ms. Kritika Mathur, Student Engagement Officer at MAHE, Dubai.
Congratulations are extended to all participants and winners across the events. Special acknowledgment goes to JSS Private School for securing the Overall Trophy, with GEMS Our Own Indian School finishing a close second.
List of Winners from PsychED’ 23
Winner- Elizabeth Varkey from Gems Modern Academy
Runner-up Vritti Pavan Bhagnari JSS Private School
Winner-Team Gems- Vidhya Muraleedharan, Fathima Riham, Wafa Fathima- Gems Our Own Indian School
Runner-up Team JSSPS Sanika Deolekar, Jaivarsha MS, K Sai Vardana, JSS Private School
Young Scholar Award
Winner- Vritti Pavan Bhagnari , Mehek Sawhney and Raizel Rodrigues- JSS Private School
Runner-up Paawni Goyal, Tasneem Khan and Nandini Khaneja- Gems Modern Academy
Winner: JSS Private School
Runner-up: Gems Our Own Indian School