Arts and Entertainment

A television show is to look at reasons why women rarely reach the top in the business world. BBC Two's Hilary Devey's Women at the Top sees Coventry University Professor and Chartered Psychologist, Rosalind Searle offering her thoughts on the subject.
People may be able to run more efficiently and for longer by listening to the right music, it has been suggested.
People from working class backgrounds are more likely to prefer comedy-based theatre shows, new research has suggested.
A link between aggression and media violence has been suggested by a new study.
We think we remember the music we listen to really well, but new research suggests we may be mistaken.
Have you heard older generations lamenting the way pop songs don't sound like they used to? There's a sense that the hits from yesteryear had an innocence and feel-good quality that's missing from today's pop offerings.
Chartered Psychologist Dr Lynne Jordan looks at the success of the '50 Shades of Grey' books from the perspective of a clinical practitioner.
Why do we place such value on original works of art as opposed to copies? New research reported on our Research Digest tries to find out.
The cinema shootings by a young 24 year old man in Denver Colorado, at a late night screening of the new Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises, has raised questions again about the link between violence in the media and violent crime.
The Society’s Division of Counselling Psychology is to hold a free public lecture on Saturday 14 July at 12pm until 1pm at the Mercure Leicester City Hotel.
Playing cards, used for games and magic, are so familiar, yet we know remarkably little about the way we perceive and think about them. Are some cards more memorable than others? Are some easier to identify?
Media violence does have an effect on children’s behaviour and a concerted public health response involving parents, professionals, the media and policymakers is needed to reduce its effects.
The longevity and popularity of the vampire myth is quite extraordinary. Demonic blood sucking creatures have been written about since ancient times and continue to fascinate the general public.
Professor Richard Wiseman and bestselling author Ian Rankin will discuss who better understands the human mind, psychologists or crime novelists, in a public lecture.
A child's ability to empathise with others could be boosted by regularly playing music in groups, new research has found.
Watching television can have a marked effect on children's self-esteem.
People choose to rewatch films and listen to music over and over again because of the guaranteed outcomes of these actions, a new study has suggested.
Eurovision returns to our screens this Saturday (26 May). It is one of the longest-running and most watched television programmes in the world, attracting as many as 600 million viewers. It is mocked and celebrated in equal measures for its cheesy pop and often bizarre performances.
The Department for Education and Welsh Government have launched a consultation on proposals to update and si
Reading works of fiction can have a marked influence on a person's behaviour.
Music therapy has the ability to speak to patients in a way that words cannot, it has been suggested.
Four eminent psychologists, including Dr Geoff Bunn of BBC Radio 4's A History of the Brain, will present the case for, who they believe to be pioneers of psychological science.
Whether you like classical, death metal or skiffle, listening to your own choice of music could improve your enjoyment of taking part in competitive sports and improve performance, a study has found.
Tragic films can make people feel happier in the short-term.
Dr Emma Short C Psychol took part in the BBC3 programme The Anti-Social Network on Monday 19 March.
Syndicate content