Becoming a world-class athlete, as an individual or as part of a team, takes drive, self-sacrifice and determination. But does that ultimately make you selfish?
An increased curiosity about others and the wider world could be the ‘silver lining’ of undergoing a quarterlife crisis or midlife crisis.
You might think that being true to yourself means ignoring social pressure and finding your own path.
But one of the most in-depth investigations into feelings of authenticity has found the complete opposite appears to be true.
New research has shown an alarming rise in the use of anti-depressant drugs among children says the World Health Organisation (WHO).
The British Psychological Society's Psychology of Women Section welcomes this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD) with its particular focus on gender parity.
The British Psychological Society (BPS) denounces the reported proposal by the Indonesian Psychiatric Association to classify lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender sexual and gender identities (LGBT) as mental illnesses.
Dr Amanda Wood, a Chartered Psychologist, has been awarded funding to visit the USA to research the provision of psychological support for military families, both serving and beyond, and in particular children.
Governments on both sides of the Atlantic have made training in 'grit' a priority in schools.
Some psychologists suspect the hype around it is getting out of hand.
The charity Sports Relief is sharing a series of new short films on its Twitter feed today to shine a light on maternal mental illness in the UK and help to reduce stigma around the issue. Members of the public are also being encouraged to share their stories and talk about their own experiences.
Psychological research into meditation has overwhelmingly focused on its cognitive consequences, considering the practice as a kind of training for attention and behaviour control, together with stress alleviation.
In parallel with the difficulties caused by trauma, such as depression and ill health, some people experience positive psychological changes, such as a renewed appreciation for life and increased resilience – a phenomenon psychologists term "post
As long as you don't become obsessive and defensive about it, there's a wealth of evidence to show that having a passion in life is good for you psychologically.
When you take a look back at the year just gone, do you see any times of real change? A turning point, perhaps – or maybe a transition?
If you overheard someone at work refer to you as "a real political operator", would you feel complimented, or alarmed?
Service user or carer (or, experts by and with, experience) involvement in clinical psychology event: Showcasing good practice and learning from each other
Aims for the day include to:
People with low self-belief are liable to hold on to negative assumptions about themselves despite concrete evidence of the contrary; that is, they fail to "generalise from success".
Division of Clinical Psychology - South Central Branch CPD Event
Division of Occupational Psychology - Diversity & Inclusion Working Group
Inclusive Leadership: Bridging Research & Practice
(In partnership with the School of Business & Management, Queen Mary University of London)
People are more likely to process information in an analytical way if they are in a negative mood, a new study has found.
Whilst university degrees and work experience offer value in terms of employees’ work performance, neither prepare individuals for the softer people skills necessary in the workplace.
Men and women who are identified as gifted and talented during adolescence are likely to enjoy a high level of life satisfaction in later years, according to a new study.
When we look at our lives, we tend to break them up into chapters. Potential dividers come in many forms, including the dawn of a new year, or the start of a new job.
People who perform altruistic acts for strangers often do so without thought, according to a new study.