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This week Lord Justice Leveson published the report following his inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the press. The Society submitted evidence to the inquiry in 2011 calling for the press to consider the psychological implications of stories they publish. The British Psychological Society is mentioned in volume one of the report as part of a section on gathering and presentation of evidence. The report states: “submissions from different groups … covering other areas of extremely important social awareness; these included, among others, submissions concerning the treatment afforded by the press to the young, the mentally ill, the disabled and other groups in society, some of which were vulnerable and others the particular subject if press concern”.
Watch a child draw and they can seem so absorbed, their brow furrowed in blissful concentration. It seems an ideal way for them to cope with negative emotion.
In seeking to understand the brain processes underlying creative performance, researchers have already scanned opera singers and actors. Now they've invited rappers to undergo the same treatment. 
The mental health of young girls can be boosted by taking part in dance activities.
The fascination of socially awkward moments certainly hasn't been missed by comedy writers. By contrast, psychology has largely neglected to study this fundamental part of social life.
Reality television’s obsession with the “emotional meltdown of losers” is damaging the British psyche – creating a society in which we revel in seeing people hacked to pieces, a
The revival of 3D movies has prompted much debate among fans and critics. Some say it's gimmicky and too expensive. Others have heralded the return of the technology as the industry's saviour.
Two Chartered Psychologists are currently appearing in a parenting programme being broadcast on BBC1 Northern Ireland.
Casja Baldini, a senior lecturer in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences' English Department at Arizona State University, has been looking at the popularity of horror in books and films. She
People employed in artistic or scientific professions receive more treatment for mental health issues than the general population, according to a new 
A limit should be placed on the amount of time a child spends in front of screens, it has been suggested.
Teachers could raise interest in their lessons by making more use of science fiction in the classroom.
Looking at cute images of animals may improve a person's performance in the workplace according to new research published in the online edition of the US jour
New research published in the Journal of Communication suggests that children may learn about gossiping and friend manipulation by watching television sh
The notion of taste is important for personal identity, new research has suggested.
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.
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