Chloe Bennett

Chloe Bennett

Feature Writer

B.Sc.

Clinical and Health Psychology

Chloe graduated from Bangor University with a Class I degree in Psychology.

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After studying the topic for five years, she developed a keen interest in clinical and cognitive psychology, with the former being the result of a quantitative dissertation, entitled “Cue-Response Compatibility using a Task Switching Paradigm”.

Similar research within the field examining Stimulus-Response Compatibility had been heavily exhausted. In contrast, there had been no research conducted investigating whether similar effects could be found between the spatial location of a cue and the required response. Her dissertation project successfully found such effects to exist, which with further replication and development may lead to interesting lines of research.

Chloe was introduced to the topic of psychology in her early teens, whilst reading ‘The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat’ by Oliver Sacks. Despite the complexity of the book, she found the research fascinating, particularly with regards to the specific areas of the brain discussed and the study of rare disorders.

However, she knew that the information about the intricate characteristics of the disorders wouldn’t be accessible to all. In light of this, she became keen to ensure that as many people as possible understood the complexities of human behavior and mental health, in the most comprehensible form as possible.

Alongside her degree, Chloe worked for Bangor University as a peer mentor, providing educational support for students with Anxiety Disorder. She found the role thoroughly rewarding and enjoyed helping others understand complex scientific information.

Volunteering is Chloe is extremely passionate about. She first started volunteering through a befriending system at Mind, supporting other young people with learning and mental health disorders. She also volunteered at a youth-led charity for six years, where she coordinated young people to create quarterly printed magazines and online articles, amongst other duties.

Alongside her studies, Chloe volunteered at the Hergest Mental Health Unit at Gwynedd Hospital. Here, alongside other students, she would organize and deliver weekly activities for patients.

Chloe is on her way to becoming a Clinical Psychologist, with a focus on young adults. She is currently completing a master’s degree in Clinical and Health Psychology at the University of Bangor and will then move on to a doctorate. She is also currently working towards completing a Level 2 in Counselling Skills.

Chloe is on a mission to reduce the stigma surrounding specific psychological disorders and believes this is best achieved through spreading awareness.

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