Environment

Conservatives and liberals judge scientific evidence on the basis of whether the potential impact on policy is "politically desirable", a new study has conclude
The workshop considers the presentation of stress reactions in children and how to assess them. Timetable 09:30 Registration/Tea and Coffee 10:00 Workshop starts (there will be a break for lunch) 16:30 Work
This workshop is for anyone interested in learning about meta-synthesis of qualitative research for the purposes of systematically reviewing a diverse evidence base. Timetable 09:30 Registration/Tea and Coffee
Timetable 09:30 Registration/Tea and Coffee 10:00 Workshop starts (there will be a break for lunch) 16:30 Workshop ends Details Pluralism in qualitative research combines methods, analyses or interpretations to se
Children in military families can become more resilient in life if they form strong bonds with animals, according to new research.
An overview of the challenges involved in designing and evaluating behaviour change interventions with the potential to have population-level impact, especially in relation to health promotion. Timetable 09:30 Regi
Sexual attraction to manly men and feminine women is often down to societal influences rather than centuries of social and sexual selection, according to a new study.
People who take the bus or train to work could be happier than their counterparts who go by car, new research has discovered.
At the British Science Festival today, a team of researchers, led by Professor Marc Jones from Staffordshire University, is explaining why natural environments may have a positive effects on our health and well-being.
When people are presented with a picture of rapid scientific progress, they are less likely to engage in environmentally friendly behaviours.
Creating natural habitats in school playgrounds could have a positive impact on the mental health of children, according to a new study.
The summer holiday season is here, so it is time to revisit a piece of research presented at our 2012 Annual Conference.
Offering children access to gardening schemes helps to encourage healthier eating habits.  
Young people could tackle stress by spending time looking after horses, a new study has discovered.
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.
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.
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