Ethics and Practice

Implementing NHS Culture Change: Contributions from Occupational Psychology The Division of Occupational Psychology (DOP) will be launching their policy report, ‘Implementing NHS Culture Change: Contributions from Occupati
Just over half a century ago, Stanley Milgram ran the most renowned studies in the history of psychology. He showed how ordinary people can do extraordinary harm to others when asked to do so. His conclusion, made famous through his film of the research, Obedience, was that humans are programmed to obey orders, no matter how noxious.
No matter where you travel on earth, you'll likely have no problem recognising when someone is angry with you.
Commissioners of mental health services are to receive guidance to help ensure black and minority ethnic (BME) communities receive adequate suppor
People respond differently to moral dilemmas if they are using a foreign language, a new study has revealed.
Welcome to the website for our 2015 Annual Conference to be held on 5-7 May at the ACC Liverpool which is located on the banks of the River Mersey right next to the iconic Albert Dock.
People who commit reckless or immoral acts are less likely to be judged harshly if they avoid serious consequences suggests a study published today in the Society's British Journal of Psychology.
Our use of laughter and swearing as forms of emotional expression are two of the topics featured in a new BPS series of audio interviews with prominent psychologists.
The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) has welcomed a draft bill from the Law Commission that sets out proposals aiming to reform the regulation of health and social care professionals.
Psychologists have suggested more may need to be done to protect academics from pressures that could lead to mental health problems.
The ways broadcasters could help protect vulnerable people during and after media interviews are discussed by Sian Williams, broadcaster, journalist and psychology student, in this month’s issue of The Psychologist. 
The Academy of Social Sciences is to host a one-day conference in early 2014 in which delegates will be able to explore the development of common ethics principles for social sci
New BPS guidelines aim to help with the questions, sometimes non-obvious, and challenges in adhering to existing ethics principles in relation to internet-mediated research (IMR).
There's an ethical consensus in medicine that it's wrong to give patients with physical illness false hope. But what about patients with mental health problems? Might the provision of unrealistic optimism be a vital part of their treatment?
Shaking hands with a cheat or thief, or merely sitting in a chair they used, is likely to make you experience feelings of guilt.
British Muslim women who wear the hijab feel generally better about their body image than those who don’t wear the hijab suggests research published in the British Journal of Psychology today.
Welcome to the website for our 2014 Annual Conference to be held on 7-9 May in Birmingham at the International Convention Centre (ICC) which is located right in the heart of England'
NHS staff in Scotland are to be given the opportunity to voice any concerns they have about industry practices through the setting up of a whistleblower hotline.
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”.
For more research guidelines and policy documents go to the BPS Shop. Please note: All documents below are PDF.
For more practice guidelines and policy documents, go to the BPS Shop. Please note: All documents below are PDF.
New research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psycholog
This workshop will consider issues that members are experiencing  as Educational Psychology services are increasingly being traded.  Provisional timetable09:30 Registration/tea and coffee 
Leadership of Psychological therapy services, teams and departments has never been more important, yet many in the Applied Psychology professions believe their core training leaves them ill-equipped for the challenge.
Leadership demands have changed enormously in recent years, reflecting the challenges faced by organisations in an increasingly turbulent world, with fewer resources than ever available to sustain performance.
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