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Supported by the British Psychological Society, the first in a new season of Ri Lates is being held at the Royal Institution in London tonight (Friday 17 April).
Psychology education The Board approved a position statement on pre-tertiary psychology education. The Society responded to the consultations from OFQUAL on New A- Level Regulatory Requirements and Completing GCSE, AS and A Level Reform.
The Research Board is responsible for the promotion, advancement and diffusion of a knowledge of psychology pure and applied, and to encourage new developments in psychological science and its applications.
The Professional Practice Board is one of the Society’s four governance boards and is responsible for co-ordinating the Society’s activities in relation to the professional practice of psychology.
Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes, President-Elect of the British Psychological Society, said: “The airline crash this week and the information emerging from the investigation is a tragedy for all involved.
The British Psychological Society’s Annual Report for 2014 has been mailed to members with the April issue of The Psychologist. You can also find it on this website.
Research on the psychological stress experienced by sport performers and on autism and social cognition has won two early-career researchers an award from the British Psychological Society.
As tens of thousands of children and teenagers flooded into Birmingham’s NEC for the Big Bang science fair, the BPS and representatives from several universities were on hand to inspire an interest in psychology.
A psychologist who has investigated a region of the brain at the crossroads of executive control and social cognition has been awarded the British Psychological Society’s Spearman Medal.
The British Psychological Society welcomes the announcement by Treasury Secretary Danny Alexander that extra funding will be provided to improve mental health services in England in this week’s Budget.
The role of psychology in supporting legal processes has expanded markedly in recent years, leading to a welcome increase in the influence of research from psychology.
A survey of individual researchers experience of Research Excellence Framework (REF) indicates that clinical psychology and social psychology researchers, along with mixed-method and qualitative researchers, were less likely to have their wo
The deadline to submit questions to the Trustees at the annual Open Meeting has been extended to 1 April 2015.
Adolescent brains, modern families and the science of laughter are all on the agenda for the British Psychological Society’s Student Conference in May – oh, and everything you think you know about psychology is wrong.
The British Psychological Society has welcomed the call by the All Party Parliamentary Group for Mental Health for an end to the ‘institutional bias’ against mental health in the NHS.
Are you a postgraduate student who is giving a paper or poster at our Annual Conference in Liverpool in May?
Submissions are now open for the 2015 British Psychological Society's West Midlands annual conference being held in Coventry on Monday 7 September.
British Psychological Society President, Professor Dorothy Miell has, on behalf of the Society, sent a letter of Loyal Greeting to Her Majesty, The Queen, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Society’s Royal Charter.
The BPS has welcomed the UK Government commitment to dementia research that was announced recently by the Prime Minister, David Cameron. With some 850,000 people currently living with dementia in the UK, and that figure expected to rise to one million in the next decade, the challenge of dementia is significant.
Over the next 10 days members will be receiving their papers for the ballot to choose the British Psychological Society’s next President Elect. The winning candidate will take up the role at our Annual General Meeting, which is being held during the Society’s Annual Conference in May.
The Society is one of 14 national organisations to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on Conversion Therapy, recognising that efforts to try to change or alter sexual orientation through psychological therapies are unethical and potentially harmfu
The British Psychological Society’s  Partnership and Accreditation Team is in Hong Kong this week (9-12 February). As well as carrying out accreditation visits at two local universities, the Society’s delegation will be meeting colleagues from the Hong Kong Psychological Society.
We are pleased to announce that the British Psychological Society membership total has exceeded 50,000 individuals. This continues the yearly growth that has seen membership rise from over 10,000 in the early 1990s.
As part of the work to implement the British Psychological Society’s strategic plan 2015-2020 we are reviewing the structure of our organisation. This work centres on how we organise our 39 separate Member Networks. These networks are important, helping us to provide a range of services for our members.
Background As part of the work to implement the Society’s strategic plan 2015-2020 we are reviewing the structure of our organisation.
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