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Fear and the midlife crisis are the subjects to be discussed at the 2016 Cheltenham Literature Festival in sessions sponsored by the British Psychological Society.
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Professor Pam Maras from the University Greenwich has been elected as the next President of the International Union of Psychological Science (iupSYs).

She is the first woman to hold this position in the organisation’s history.

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An expert on the psychology of political crisis is to receive this year’s Presidents’ Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychological Knowledge from the British Psychological Society.
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Eight books have been shortlisted for this year’s British Psychological Society Book Awards.

Made each year, these awards recognise excellent published work in psychology. The nominations are in four categories:

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Representatives of 16 organisations in the mental health sector, including our President Professor Peter Kinderman, have signed a letter published in The Times today that calls on Theresa May to prioritise the nation’s mental health.
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Our Professional Practice Board is looking for a new Chair and new members to join the Expert Witness Advisory Group from September this year.

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The British Psychological Society’s Presidential team has written to BPS members about the implications for psychology of the result of the referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union.

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An undergraduate course with an ethos of partnership has won the British Psychological Society’s Award for Innovation in Psychology Programmes.

The BSc Psychology programme at the University of Lincoln was praised by Society for its peer support, annual undergraduate research conference and staff-student partnerships for programme design.

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Following last year's successful appearance Dr Jon Sutton, Editor of The Psychologist, is returning to Latitude Festival on Saturday July 17 for another 'The Psychologist presents…' session, this time in the Wellcome Trust hub. 

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Congratulations to the three British Psychological Society (BPS) members who have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

BPS Fellow Professor Margaret Snowling, Professor of Psychology and President, St John's College, Oxford, was awarded a CBE for services to science and the understanding of dyslexia.

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Professor Alan Baddeley is to receive the 2016 Major Advancement in Psychological Science Prize from the International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS).

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History of the Psychological Disciplines Seminar Series

All seminars except one were held at UCL Arts and Humanities Common Room (G24), Foster Court, Malet Place, London WC1.

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Peter Kinderman, Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Liverpool, is the new President of the British Psychological Society.

He began his one-year term at our Annual General Meeting, which was held during our Annual Conference in Nottingham.

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Professor Peter KindermanSucceeding Jamie Hacker Hughes as President of the British Psychological Society will be both a

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The year 2015 saw the Society making progress on a number of important matters.

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The BPS Research Board has grants of up to £3000 to support any of our Member Networks to convene a symposium at an international conference.

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The Membership and Standards Board is responsible for maintaining and enhancing the reputation of the Society by ensuring that high standards are consistently set and maintained in respect of membership of the Society, professional training in psy

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In light of today's report by the BBC showing that some people with psychological problems are having to wait years for therapy, The British Psychological Society calls on the next Welsh Government to make improving access to mental health services their immediate priority.

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If you have, you may want to encourage the publishers to nominate them for a BPS Book Award.

This year the Society’s three Boards are inviting nominations in four categories:

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The current round of the BPS Research Board's Postdoctoral Conference Bursary Scheme to support the work of psychology postdoctoral researchers and lecturers will close on Friday 1 April 2016.

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From 3-5 March over 200 delegates reflected on the legacy of 60 years of collaborative service from the members of the British Psychological Society’s Northern Ireland Branch at its annual conference.

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