Environment

Bursaries are still available for The British Psychological Society Annual Conference 2014. Our flagship event is 7-9 May at the International Convention Centre (ICC) Birmingham and eligible postgraduate students presenting their research can apply for upto £129 towards the conference fees.
Caring for an animal could help young people to achieve a boost to their wellbeing, as well as strengthening their relationships with others in their communities.
Planners should take more care to ensure they incorporate quality green spaces in their town and city layouts in order to encourage residents to take more exercise.
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Having access to green spaces, even if they are in urban areas, could result in a boost to psychological wellbeing.
When you picture a feminist or an environmental campaigner, what kind of a person do you think of?
Eminent scientists have condemned films that are sceptical about climate change.
There is a link between living in a terraced dwelling and lower psychological distress, new research has indicated.
A beach hut at Mudeford Spit, near Christchurch in Dorset, is on the market for £200,000. BBC News says it offers “beguiling views” to the Isle of Wight and Christchurch Harbour. The hut’s owner suggests the popularity of such properties is “something to do with the British psyche”. And she may well be right.
People living in urban areas with more green spaces enjoy greater well-being than those residing in cities lacking gardens and parks.
One of our members will be involved in a mass participation project looking at how natural sounds make people feel.
More people worldwide now live in cities than in the countryside. Combined with sprawl and the loss of urban green spaces, this means that many of us are unable to enjoy the restorative effects of a natural setting.
People find it more difficult to concentrate when living in a busy city.
The behaviour of a parent can be influenced when their children are taught about the environment.
Ignoring W.C. Fields' advice to "never work with children or animals", a team of researchers in the USA has done both at once in a research paper that compares children's interest in live animals against their interest in toys.
Pitching an environmental message using conservative-minded arguments could help narrow the partisan gap that often occurs when such debates arise.
The course will begin with an introduction to the science of sleep and then go on to described the various types of insomnia, backed up by use of case examples; before introducing a range of assessment and treatment options.
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
People who claim to be environmentally conscientious often contradict this stance through the way they behave.
Nature walks have the capacity to help improve cognitive abilities for individuals battling clinical depression.
When objects are arranged in an array from left to right, the central item jumps up and down and calls out to you "Pick me, pick me!" Well, not literally, but in a new study psy
Children as young as 11 months of age show a natural affinity for animals and this attraction includes animals that are widely feared by adults, including snakes and spiders.
A new course has been announced as part of a Scottish mental health initiative aimed at helping individuals to learn basic wilderness skills. Run by Forestry Commission Scotland, the Branching Out programme - which also encourages people to take part in conservation activities - will now be running a new 12-week scheme in East Renfrewshire. Participants will join in a number of pursuits helping them to get closer to nature, such as forest photography, tree identification, tai chi, site walks, willow weaving and hut building.
Exercise in the open air is good for you, but if you want to reap the full benefits you should head for the coast or the countryside rather than an urban park.
The presence of dead plants strengthens people's beliefs in global warming, claims a new study reported by our Research Digest.
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