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A clinical psychologist who has worked in NHS mental health services in Shropshire for the last 20 years has been honoured by the British Psychological Society. Dr Guy Holmes has won the 2014 Award for Distinguished Contribution to Psychology in Practice.
Madlove, an interactive art exhibit reimagining a psychiatric hospital, is set to receive a 2014 public engagement grant from the British Psychological Society.
Musical training can help to enhance a person's cognitive abilities, a new study has revealed.
Television programmes such as Coronation Street, Holby City and Homeland have been commended for their depiction of mental health problems.
Yesterday evening Professor Sophie Scott spoke on the science of laughter to a meeting of the British Psychological Society's South West of England Branch at the University of Exeter.
A person's enjoyment of a movie can be heavily influenced by their surroundings, according to a new
It’s the time of year, at least in our part of the world, when darkness encroaches on us—literally and metaphorically.
An overview of the challenges involved in designing and evaluating behaviour change interventions with the potential to have population-level impact, especially in relation to health promotion. Timetable 09:30 Regi
The thought processes that enable people to judge art vary significantly between men and women, according to a new study.
When an accomplished creative writer gets on with their craft, their brain operates in a somewhat different way to a novice's.
Photographs depicting daily life in the Lake District between the 1930s and 1960s are helping to trigger memories in people with dementia.
A session in the Cheltenham Literature Festival on Sunday 12 October will discuss the famous Stanford marshmallow experiment.
A talk at the Cheltenham Literature Festival tomorrow (Friday 10 October) aims to inspire listeners to see mindfulness as a way of 'being', a different way of approaching everyday life,
A person's age can influence how receptive they are to certain types of humour, a new study has found.
The pleasures and perils of ageing are the subject of the first of three sessions being sponsored at the Cheltenham Literature Festival by the British Psychological Society.
Humans have two different types of brain, which can influence who possesses certain traits and qualities, a Fellow of the British Psychological Society will tell an edition of Horizon to be broadcast on BBC2 at 9pm this evening.
The blockbuster novel Fifty Shades of Grey has been found to have a profound impact on the behaviour of readers.
There's a snobbishness about relaxation time. Tell someone your hobby is watching TV and chances are they'll look at you with derision. Mention meditation, reading or yoga and you're far more likely to attract nods of approval.
When dance partners perform, their bodily movements become synchronised. This is deliberate on their part, of course, and we can see the timed interplay of their actions.
Every year, hundreds of word lovers arrive from across the US to compete in the American Crossword Puzzle tournament.
It's a quirk of human nature that many of us enjoy sad music. Research last year uncovered some reasons why, including feeling a sense of connection, and the aesthetic appeal.
The concentration levels of pre-schoolers are not adversely affected by fast-paced television programmes, a study has concluded.
Why was Darth Vader such a bad dude? According to a team of psychologists, it's down to his lack of parental care: the fact he was separated from his mother at age 9, and his father's absence. 
Pop music is being used as part of a memory game in a bid to better understand how it can stick in the mind, even years after being released.
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