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Cognitive Psychology Section


We are pleased to announce that the next Annual Cognitive Psychology Section Conference will be held in Barcelona (31st August - 2nd September, 2016).

Submission for the conference is now open using the conference submissions page.

Registration opens 1st February 2016. Please see the conference registration page for pricing information and how to book. 

Keynote speakers:

  • Prof. Alberto Costa (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona)
  • Prof. Sophie Scott (UCL, UK)
  • Prof. Charles Spence (University of Oxford, UK)
  • TBC - Annual Prize Winner

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Welcome to the Cognitive Psychology Section!

The Cognitive Psychology section of the British Psychological Society was formed in 1978 as a national forum for the discussion of research and issues of professional concern to cognitive psychologists. The Section's activities include an Annual Conference, usually held in September, one or more specialist events in the year and symposia at the main Society Conference in March/April.

About the Section

Members of the BPS Cognitive Psychology Section comprise psychologists in industry, the health service, government departments, and colleges and universities. Their interests cover most aspects of cognitive psychology and related areas. 

Membership gives you reduced registration fees at conferences and special workshops organised by the Section, including an annual conference. Symposia at our recent annnual conferences have included face processing, working memory, and problem solving. 

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