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Crime shows have always been popular on British TV, but detective-based programmes appear to be enjoying a particular renaissance at present - and one expert believes he knows why.
Repeatedly viewing media images of disturbing events such as terrorist attacks could have a negative effect on people's mental health, according to a new
Exposing children to too much television from an early age could be damaging their ability to read social situations, a new study has found.
People who play computer games together appear to mimic each other's emotional behaviour, according to a new study.
This Christmas, Doctor Who will undergo another of his periodic regenerations as Peter Capaldi takes over the role from Matt Smith. The process, argues Chartered Psychologist Sarita Jane Robinson, can be seen as a metaphor for adolescence.
New figures from the Health and Social Care Information Centre show that the number of children being treated for eating disorders has increased rapidly.
As you may have gathered, today marks the 50th anniversary of the first episode of Doctor Who.
"Out, damned spot!" cries a guilt-ridden Lady Macbeth as she desperately washes her hands in the vain pursuit of a clear conscience.
After Aaron Alexis shot dead 12 people at the Navy Yard in Washington DC in September, media outlets were quick to highlight his reported enjoyment of violent video games.
In the competition for readers' mouse clicks, a favoured trick is to phrase headlines as questions. This isn't an Internet innovation. As a way to grab attention, question headlines have been recommended by editors and marketeers for decades.
Professor Tanya Byron, clinical psychologist and TV presenter, is the next castaway on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs. You can hear her talk about her life and choose eight records at 11:15 on Sunday 27 October.
The second Thor movie opens in the UK later this week. Is it worth paying the extra to see Thor's hammer in three dimensions?
Men with masculine voices attract women, especially for shorter-term relationships.
Thursday 9 October was psychology day at the The Times Cheltenham Literature Festival.
Today is ‘Psychology Day’ at the Cheltenham Literature Festival containing sessions sponsored by British Psychological Society.
Literary fiction takes the reader on a journey into other worlds, other lives, other minds.
The Society is sponsoring three sessions at the Cheltenham Literary Festival next month. All three will take place on Wednesday 9 October in the Salon, Montpelier Gardens.
Young adults today have an emotional connection with music that was popular when their parents were younger, new r
A British Psychological Society funded project that aims to communicate a number of statistical psychological concepts through expressive dance started filming at The Siobhan Davies Dance Studio in London this month. 
People who play video games may be less able to inhibit their impulsive behaviour as a consequence.
A psychologist has been working with a theatre company to cast light on the origins of civil unrest. How to Start a Riot is the first show from the theatre company Worklight. Its members spent a year researching source material on crowd psychology and developing the work through writing workshops.
The shortlist for our annnual Book Award has just been announced. This year we shall be making awards in four categories: academic monograph, practitioner text, textbook and popular science. The winners will be invited to deliver a Book Award Lecture at our Annual Conference in Birmingham next year. 
Office work gives people's lives structure, purpose and meaning. That is the argument of Lucy Kellaway, a management columnist at the Financial Times, who has made a new series for BBC Radio 4 on "The Beginnings of the Modern Office".
He's probably the most famous man on the planet, but the problem is there's no chance of exclusivity. Beckham already endorses a string of products from the Emporio Armani fashion label to Burger King.
We spend most of our lives trying to be happy. And yet when we're feeling sad we put on a tear-jerker tune and wallow in our misery. Why? It's an aspect of the psychology of music that's been surprisingly overlooked - until now.
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