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Legacy of psychology

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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.

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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.

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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”.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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I spent the first week of December at three separate BPS events, all held in London.

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A red dragonOn Monday I travelled to Cardiff for a meeting with Mary Clare O'Connell, outgoing C

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There was a film crew in front of the University of London’s Senate House and rumours that Brad Pitt

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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

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Since becoming BPS President in May I’ve been invited to numerous events to talk about the Society.

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The Summer Budget 2015 and Comprehensive Spending Review could have provided the Government

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Internal Consultations

The Society publishes guidance, reports and position papers on areas of psychological education, research, professional practice and ethics.

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In this interview David M. Clark, Professor of Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford and Honorary Fellow of the British Psychological Society discusses how he has helped increase access to cognitive behavioural therapy for those who need it via Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT).

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Chair of the Education & Public Engagement Board

Nominations are required for the Chair of the Education & Public Engagement Board to serve in office from 2017 to 2019. The person will be appointed a Trustee of the Society and have a seat on the Board of Trustees.

Nominations should reach the Society’s office no later than 5pm on 1 July 2017. Nominations should use a standard nomination form, which gives details of the information and signatories required. A short personal statement will also be required.

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