Government and Politics

A House of Commons early day motion has been tabled calling for better support for mothers at risk of perinatal depression. It was put down by Annette Brooke, Liberal Democrat MP for Mid Dorset and North Poole.
The Chair of the Scottish Division of Educational Psychology appeared before the Scottish Parliament’s Education Committee on Tuesday 15 May. 
The Challenger disaster, the Bay of Pigs fiasco, the botched invasion of Iraq ... all these historical calamities have been blamed on dud group decision making. Bang heads together, it seems, and you dull people's minds.
Guidelines produced by the British Psychological Society have been highlighted as a useful resource for those looking to delve deeper into the issue of consent regarding end of life care.
Poor parenting and failures on the behalf of schools have been cited as reasons for the outbreak of riots seen across England last summer.
New funding has been announced for the Combat Stress helpline in a bid to help reduce stigma regarding mental health issues in the armed forces.
The government has announced additional funding for research into dementia care.
The less time or mental effort a person puts into thinking about an issue, the more likely they are to espouse a politically conservative perspective.
The BPS is playing an important role in helping with the production of quality materials that can be used to help front-line staff better recognise adults with autism.
The government has revealed it is to offer £4 million of funding in an attempt to change behavioural practices regarding some of the biggest health problems in the UK.
One question people may be asking on Budget day is whether the British economy would perform better if there were more women on company boards.
The depth of a political candidate's voice can have an impact on whether or not people choose to vote for them.
Although some research has suggested a link between violent video games and aggression, causation cannot be proved, says Impacts of Video Games - a b
The BPS has supported Lord Layard’s call for the appointment of a dedicated cabinet minster for mental health and social care based in the Department of Health.
The Society’s Division of Clinical Psychology (DCP) has given its support to the statement from our President, Dr Carole Allan, that the Society does not support the Health and Social Care Bill in
A group of Society members has met Department of Health officers to discuss ways of working together.
Power can make people think differently, with the feeling of this ability to influence others making individuals more focused and analytical in their endeavours.
A selection of recent news items showing our influence as a Society or giving useful information Westminster Hall debate on psychological therapies The words of Nichola Rooney, a former
The government’s proposed changes to the National Health Service continue to be controversial, with the editors of three leading journals claiming that the reforms have created an “unholy mes
A number of events are being held throughout the UK to mark Holocaust Memorial Day today (27 January). People across the nation will be using the event to remember the Holocaust, Nazi persecution and subsequent genocides.
Powerful people often feel taller than they actually are, new research has found.
The way people think about politics can influence their physiological and cognitive behaviour, new research has suggested.
It is not surprising that the proposed changes to electoral boundaries have featured prominently in MPs’ thoughts and feelings. The sense of insecurity which stems from being told one’s job conditions are set to change is not uncommon in this economic climate, yet it is often suggested that politicians are sufficiently robust to withstand such challenges.
Results from a three-year study suggest risk-taking behaviour could be the main differentiator between the male and female personality.
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