Arts and Entertainment

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.
When exposed to humour, women's brains exhibit more activity than men's in reward-related regions.
A new sculpture commissioned to mark the opening of the Institute of Mental Health building on the University of Nottingham’s Jubilee Campus, is to be unveiled today.
People often trust the reviews they read online, new research has shown.
Never mind increasingly violent video games or the ever-present danger of an uncensored internet, a far more insidious and unexpected change is afoot that could be affecting our children's emotional development.
We recently reported a study that found ebooks are just as good as conventional books when it comes to reading.
Watching films can help surgery patients to relax and could enable them to recover more quickly.
A child's emotional development is likely to benefit when they are told stories.
It is rewarding for the brain to listen to new music, research has suggested.
Voting in the Eurovision Song Contest is influenced by a psychological phenomenon, new research has suggested.
The different affects dancing has on our minds and bodies will be explored in our free open lecture in Harrogate on Tuesday 9 April (6-7pm). Presenting 'Dance Psychology: Health, thinking and Hormones' is the energetic and entertaining Dr Peter Lovatt (aka Dr Dance).
Writing stories could help young people to explore their emotions.
Friday (15 March) was the 25th Red Nose Day and people up and down the country did something funny for money in order to raise cash for the charity Comic Relief. But why is it so popular?
A new sculpture designed to provide daily inspiration to both patients and staff has arrived at the Institute of Mental Health in Nottingham.
Playing a musical instrument could prove beneficial for children with attention difficulties.
An Honorary Fellow of the Society was a castaway on Desert Island Discs last week. Listen again to Professor Uta Frith, Emeritus Professor of Cognitive Development at University College London, talking to Kirsty Young on Radio 4.
Long-term antisocial behaviour may be linked to excessive television viewing in childhood.
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