Arts and Entertainment

Harry Potter fans strongly self-identify with the different Houses within Hogwarts, the story’s magical school.
In our part of the world, more people are living on their own than ever before. People also say they have fewer close friends.
The Psychologist will be making an appearance at a major UK festival this summer. ‘The Psychologist and Wellcome Trust presents…’ slot at the Latitude Festival pairs psychologist Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore with author Fiona Neill, for a discussion in the Literary Arena titled ‘Being Young Never Gets Old – Teenagers Debunked’.
If you sell your soul to heavy metal do you pay for it later in life?
No matter how much you plan and organise, you will always meet unexpected moments - surprising conversations, choices and challenges.  In these moments there is no plan.
“I thought that mental health and mental health care were a load of **** until I needed help and went and got treatment and/or saw others who needed help go and get treatment.” Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes has collaborated
Patents, citations, and copyright all indicate how much it matters to people that they can claim an idea as their own.
A tale of a family’s journey through terminal illness has won the Wellcome Book Prize.
Professor Sophie Scott (University College London) is becoming the Queen of Laughter, which is not a bad title to have.
Identifying with a specific group of online gamers, such those who play Football Manager, can help gamers’ overall feelings of psychological wellbeing. This finding by Dr Linda Kaye from Edge Hill University was presented today at the Annual Conference of the British Psychology Society in Liverpool earlier this week.
Neuroscientist Dr Kris De Meyer (King’s College London) and filmmaker Sheila Marshall are putting the finishing touches to Right Between Your Ears, a documentary about how we can become convinced that we are right, even when we are completely wron
Psychologists have documented a striking increase in references to alcohol and heavy drinking in the lyrics of UK chart music.
If you are a health psychology practitioner, academic or trainee then our Division of Health Psychology is challenging you to encapsulate the essence of health psychology in an image that you have created, accompanied by 150 words.
The super-heroines who feature in the X-Men series and other comic-book films challenge traditional gender stereotypes in the sense that they are powerful, strong and smart.
That's the suggestion of a new study discussed on our Research Digest blog.
Most of the time, when a magician asks you to "pick a card" she makes it feel as though you have a free choice, but you don't really.
The shortlist for the 2015 Wellcome Book Prize has been announced.
Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Art Gallery is hosting a photo exhibition of adults with congenital heart disease (CHD) baring their scars in celebration of life, led by psychologist Dr Liza Morton.
These days there's no need to take the trouble of visiting art museums. You can usually view all the exhibits on your computer, in the comfort of your own home. And yet, attendance at art museums has been rising over recent years.
A guest post on our Research Digest blog by Sam McNerney tries to find out.  
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.
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