Government and Politics

If psychological tests are to be used to judge whether jobseekers have a psychological resistance to work, they must be administered by experienced users of psychometrics and proper feedback must be provided.
A British Journal of Social Psychology paper on Milgram’s famous experiment on obedience received a lot of interest last week. It was reported by the Independent and Daily Mail, and attracted interest via the British Psychological Society’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.
The British Psychological Society welcomes the report from the Chief Medical Officer, Dame Sally Davies, emphasising the need for mental health to be seen as being just as important as physical health.
The British Psychological Society has welcomed the World Health Organization’s first ever World Suicide Prevention Report.
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.
A person's political persuasion could be down to "deep-seated psychology", rather than the way they were brought up or individual decisions, a new 
An expert on terrorism has warned that initiatives designed to turn jihadists away from extremism may not work - because many of them do not want to be turned.
The British Psychological Society welcomed the recent announcement by Norman Lamb, minister of state for care and support, to form a taskforce a
A letter signed by the British Psychological Society President, Professor Dorothy Miell, sharing concerns raised by the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCP) about reductions in overall funding for mental health services and differences in access to treatments has been published in today's Guardian. 
Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes, the British Psychological Society's President Elect, has welcomed the announcement by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, that a major push is needed to help boost mental health research in England.
The government has been strongly criticised by the outgoing president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists for failing to prioritise mental health care in England.
A breakfast roundtable event at the House of Commons has called for greater public and professional awareness of the condition prosopagnosia, also known as face blindness.
As we await the counting of the votes in the elections to the European Parliament, Chartered Psychologist Dai Williams considers them as a learning opportunity for psychology:
A recent study has demonstrated the power of gentle persuasion when it comes to getting people to do what you want.
Mental health patients in England are being sent for treatment in NHS facilities up to hundreds of miles from home, BBC News reports. The number of patients travelling to seek emergency treatment has more than doubled in two years - from 1301 in 2011-12 to 3024 in 2013-14.
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.
The British Psychological Society is holding a reception at the Scottish Parliament this evening (29 April 2014) to raise awareness of the increased risk of reoffending behaviour following injury to the head and brain.
How much money do you think you would have to make each year to land yourself in the infamous One Per Cent of salary earners?
The British Psychological Society's Behaviour Change Advisory Group (BCAG) works to provide expert advice on behaviour change in the context of public policy.
Children suffering a mental health crisis are frequently being forced into police custody rather than being accepted into 'safe havens' says an investigation by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
Cutbacks in spending on mental health are ending up costing the NHS more in the long term, a new report from Rethink Mental Illness and the London School o
Protestors including writers and actors gathered outside Pentonville Prison in north London last week to campaign against new legislation that prevents people from sending books to those in jail.
Liberal Democrat MSP Jim Hume has criticised access to treatment for mental health issues in Scotland for being "riddled with inequalities and getting worse".
On World Health Day (7 April) the European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations (EFPA) highlighted the role of behaviour in health.
The government is considering bringing in a new law that would make it a punishable offence for parents to inflict emotional cruelty upon their children.
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