All stereotypes are in the mind of the observer, but I do now think I could reliably identify the satellites and acolytes of the three main political parties in the UK.
Legacy of psychology
Promoting “the advancement and diffusion of a knowledge of psychology pure and applied” and “the efficiency and usefulness of members” are core to the charitable aims of the Society. Members expect the Society to represent their views and defend their profession. And that means, in part, discussing the distinctive contribution of psychology and psychologists.
The current edition of Private Eye (publication date 4th August 2016) outlines concerns about the regulation of psychologists. In particular, the journalists comment that; “providing psychologists don’t use one of the … so-called protected titles … any can offer their services without the need to be registered and regulated by the UK’s watchdog the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Even if serious concerns or complaints are raised about them, they remain immune from investigation because they’re not registered”.
The Society works with the Association of Technical Staff in Psychology (ATSiP) to make the following awards that recognise the contributions made by psychology technicians in university departments to research and teaching.
BPS/ATSiP Technical Support in Psychological Research Award
Award inaugurated in 2014
This award recognises the important role that technicians play in supporting research within psychology departments.
The Chilcot Report into the decision to go to war in Iraq has highlighted the irrationality and psychological vulnerability of our leaders, and how disastrous the consequences can be.
It’s been a busy week.
On Wednesday, with about 125 others, the whole BPS Presidential Team were at the University of London Senate House to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the BPS Research Digest in blog form.
Ten of the most frequently asked questions about member payments and fees.
How much does it cost to be a member of the Society?
I spent the first week of December at three separate BPS events, all held in London.
On Monday I travelled to Cardiff for a meeting with Mary Clare O'Connell, outgoing C
There was a film crew in front of the University of London’s Senate House and rumours that Brad Pitt
The EFPA Congress is a major biennial event for European psychologists so I was delighted, with colleagues, to represent the Society, and to be able to network with representatives of the other psychological associations and societies from across
Since becoming BPS President in May I’ve been invited to numerous events to talk about the Society.
The audio archive is named after John C. Kenna, the Society’s first Honorary Archivist, in recognition of his pioneering work in gathering and collecting early audio recordings.
Spring Term 2017
The British Psychological Society History of Psychology Centre, in conjunction with UCL's Centre for the History of the Psychological Disciplines, is pleased to present the following seminars for Spring 2017.
Please click the appropriate link(s) supplied to access the relevant ticketing/registration information.
Further events will be added as they are announced.