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.

How can psychology help you

Psychologists work in many different areas of society and tackle practical problems.

Introduction to psychology

Find out more about the evidence-based science of psychology.

Psychological terms 

Find out more about different areas of psychology and the specialist terms used when discussing psychological issues.

Find a psychologist 

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.

Sharing our science 

Find out how we share our science through public events and public engagement grants. We also publish 11 journals, a monthly magazine The Psychologist, and the award-winning Research Digest blog.

Find out more about our influence and how we promote psychology in the news.

Other useful links

Ten things you may not know about psychology 
What we do 
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