Our Psychology students benefit from a dedicated and creative team of teachers who always strive to engage the students in new ways. This last term year 12 students ‘adopted’ ping pong ball babies.
The project was to help them make theories of attachment more relevant by experiencing some of the responsibilities involved in the care of human ‘babies’.
Students were the primary caregiver for their ping pong ball for two weeks. During that time, they had to care for it as they would a real child, making sure it suffered no neglect or harm in anyway (including abandonment by being left unattended at home all day)!