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Some of Britain’s leading occupational psychologists were honoured last night by the British Psychological Society’s Division of Occupational Psychology.
Mothers are being needlessly separated from their children because of imprisonment practices, it has been claimed.
Social workers and residential care employees are among the professionals to be included in the UK's first register of restorative justice experts.
This event has been approved by the BPS Learning Centre for the purposes of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
Sunday saw the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attack on New York and Washington in which almost 3000 people died. British psychologists have been talking about the effect of this anniversary and of the atrocities themselves.
Student unrest in London last November and December was not caused by the police using less confrontational tactics but by a failure to implement those tactics thoroughly.
A Chartered Psychologist has been appointed to the Risk Management Authority, a Scottish public body concerned with the assessment of offenders whose liberty presents a risk to t
A Chartered Psychologist at Nottingham University has directed an innovative event that brought together 30 people from the university, the National Health Service and the voluntary sector to develop new health care projects.
Dr Carole Allan, the new President of the British Psychological Society, has written to the prime minister offering the help of the Society and its members in the aftermath of the recent riots:
Philip Zimbardo’s Stanford Prison Experiment, which was conducted 40 years ago this week, is one of the most influential studies in the history of psychology. It has been used to explain everything from 9/11 to the Abu Graib abuses to the recent London riots. But two British psychologists argue that Zimbardo’s findings have been increasingly questioned over the years and that more subtle explanations of human cruelty are now available to us.
In a defining image of the recent English riots, a man helped an injured youngster to his feet while an accomplice stole from the same victim's bag. This sheer lack of empathy on the part of the perpetrators has shaken observers to their core.
England experienced riots last week as unrest spread across London and then to other cities.
It's surely just a matter of time until functional MRI brain scans are admitted in US and UK courts.
A new report shows how academic research has made dramatic and effective changes the way crime and offenders are tackled.
Gisli Gudjonsson, Professor of Forensic Psychology at King’s College London, has been appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the
This workshop will include an overview of IPV exploring assumptions, (active participant involvement in applying material to clients) and an introduction to current challenges deriving from theoretical developments.
This workshop will cover understanding trauma, including defining trauma and the neurology and psychology of trauma and trauma and domestic violence, including trauima and victimisation, trauma and perpetration and working with traumatised individ
In the latest in a series of investigations into how much people know about eye witness memory, Svein Magnussen and Annik
A psychologist from the University of Hertfordshire has won a prize from the British Psychological Society for the best academic poster exhibited at its recent Annual Conference in Glasgow.
The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) has unveiled a new text service that aims to promote instant reports of child abuse to its helpline.
Whilst women feel more distress than men following road rage, car-jacking or vandalism, they are less likely to do anything about it, other than worry.
Research has uncovered a 'causal link' between the usage of internet pornography and becoming a sex offender.
Hand gestures of police interviewers can make eyewitnesses believe they saw something they didn't.
Witnesses have a better chance of picking the perpetrator in a police line up if any facial distinctive features are replicated across all the suspects.
Memory does not work like a video tape, but is rather constructive and reconstructive, an expert has said.
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