Personality

We often want to know what’s driving other people’s actions. Does the politician who visited a refugee camp on the eve of elections truly care for the poverty-stricken?
An ultra run is anything longer than a standard marathon of 26 miles, but it’s not unusual for people to participate in gruelling runs that take place in punishing environments over days or even weeks.
It often feels as though political liberals and conservatives are from different planets - whatever the issue, they come at it from a completely different angle.
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.
Monday 23rd May 2016 - Tuesday 24th May 2016 at BPS Offices, Tabernacle Street, London
A guest post from Richard Stephens on our Research Digest blog looks at recent research into the factors that may lead people to violence, and that may yet he
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.
A new paper discussed on our Research Digest blog has reviewed all the published evidence on how personality varies with students' choice of acad
Working in forensic settings can be extremely challenging, particularly with individuals with personality disorders.
People who score highly in the Dark Triad personality traits – narcissism, psychopathy and Machiavellianism – are vain, selfish, callous and manipulative. They're not the kind of people you want to spend much time with.
A hands-on, practitioner-focused workshop designed to help occupational psychologists, HR professionals and business coaches utilise a range of proven constructivist techniques in their daily practice
This workshop will challenge the concept of organic personality change through the presentation of research data and new clinical perspectives on intervention
This workshop covers essential aspects of diagnosis and assessment of psychological trauma.
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
The most effective crisis managers show strong preferences for variety at work and keep their cool when operating outside of their comfort zones says a study presented today at the BPS Division of Occupational Psychology in Nottingham.
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.
Tales of Steve Jobs' 'jerkiness' are legendary. Other iconic creative visionaries have similarly been known for their difficult personalities, from 'Sopranos' creator David Chase to Thomas Edison.
Our achievements as a species owe a debt to our willingness to cooperate. But we all vary in how we solve the social dilemma – whether in any given situation we choose to favour self-interest or cooperation.
Generally speaking, being in a bad mood isn't just no fun, it also isn't good for you – people who feel negative emotions like anger, anxiety and sadness a lot of the time tend to have poorer social lives and suffer worse physical health
PACT helps couples move towards secure functioning by integrating early attachment theory, arousal regulation and neuroscience into intervention. A Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT) is a new and innovative approach to cou
People make change happen so here’s how to engage your people and help them deliver real change effectively. This workshop will help managers deploy change initiatives more effectively and efficiently.
A lot has been written about the downward spiral of loneliness.
Improve your understanding of Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) and how to apply its concepts in clinical practice. Timetable
The commonly held stereotype of the IT guy (or girl) – which must be one of the most stereotyped occupations in the world – as good with machines and programming code, but lousy with people and emotions.
Some people are literal minded – they think in black and white whereas others colour their worlds with metaphor.
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