Psychology and the public
Psychology is the scientific study of human mind and behaviour.
The British Psychological Society promotes excellence and ethical practice in the science, education and practical applications of psychology. An important area of this work is to provide information to the public about psychology and psychological services.
Psychologists work in many different areas of society and tackle practical problems.
Find out more about the evidence-based science of psychology.
Find out more about different areas of psychology and the specialist terms used when discussing psychological issues.
Looking for a psychologist? We have online searchable lists to help you find one. Journalists who want to find a media-friendly psychologist should contact our Press Centre.