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Madlove, an interactive art exhibit reimagining a psychiatric hospital, is set to receive a 2014 public engagement grant from the British Psychological Society.
The President of the British Psychological Society is encouraging members to get involved in the organisation’s governance. This month we are launching the advertising for both the next President Elect and the next Honorary General Secretary.
The British Psychological Society notes the publication of the US Senate’s report into the CIA's campaign against al-Qaeda in the aftermath of 9/11.
The Cardiff-based pioneer of a mental health self-help scheme that has gone around the world has been honoured by the British Psychological Society. Professor Neil Frude, head of the South Wales Doctoral Programme in Clinical Psychology, is to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award for 2014 from the Society's Professional Practice Board.
The British Psychological Society and EBSCO partnership has launched a customised Discovery Service – an additional way for members of the Society to search and access a multitude of online journals and other publications, all accessible through PsychSource.
The British Psychological Society has issued its first forensic testing qualifications to Chartered members who applied via a ‘grandparenting’ route.
The annual BPS event Psychology4Students in London has sold out but there are still limited places available for the Sheffield event on the 20 November.
Registration is open for the British Psychological Society’s 2015 Annual Conference being held in Liverpool (5-7 May). Book before 17 March 2015 to take advantage of our early-bird rates.
Professor Til Wykes, from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London, is the recipient of the British Psychological Society’s (BPS) 2014 Award for Promoting Equality of Opportunity for her part in championing the active role of mental health service users in research.
A new study of almost three million people born in Denmark between 1955 and 2006 has found that almost all mental disorders are more strongly associated with teenage or mothers in their early twenties than with mothers in their late twenties.
Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of psychological treatments are urgently required to inform recommendations for clinical practice with young people who self-harm.
A session in the Cheltenham Literature Festival on Sunday 12 October will discuss the famous Stanford marshmallow experiment.
Psychologists and psychiatrists mark World Mental Health Day (10 October 2014) with a call for improved funding for research into serious mental health conditions, including schizophrenia. The British Psychological Society and the Royal College of Psychiatrists have joined forces to emphasise the crucial role research has in better understanding mental health, improving the lives of those affected and in helping to reduce the stigma of mental health.
A talk at the Cheltenham Literature Festival tomorrow (Friday 10 October) aims to inspire listeners to see mindfulness as a way of 'being', a different way of approaching everyday life,
The development of psychology during and after the First World War was discussed at the annual public 'Stories of Psychology' symposium organised by the BPS History of Psychology Centre (HOPC) at the University of London today.
The British Psychological Society, Sense about Science and NatCen Social Research, with the support of the Alliance for Useful Evidence, are hosting a panel debate on crime reduction at the Liberal Democrats’ Autumn Conference on Tuesday 7 October.
The pleasures and perils of ageing are the subject of the first of three sessions being sponsored at the Cheltenham Literature Festival by the British Psychological Society.
Dr Ian Gargan has taken up his post as chair of the British Psychological Society’s Professional Practice Board (PPB). Based in Dublin, he has practised forensic psychology for sixteen years and medicine for nine.
Sense about Science, the British Psychological Society and NatCen Social Research, with the support of the Alliance for Useful Evidence, are hosting a panel debate on crime reduction at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham today (Tuesday 30 September).
The British Psychological Society’s Research Digest blog has passed the milestone of 10,000,000 page views since records began in 2006.  The blog, which launched the year before that after beginning in email form in 2003, shares accessible summaries of the latest peer-reviewed research on brain and behaviour.
The British Psychological Society, together with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, is hosting a fringe meeting at the Labour Party Conference in Manchester tomorrow (Tuesday 23 September).
The Inaugural Pan-African Psychology Union (PAPU) Assembly was held on Monday 15 September in Durban, South Africa.
The British Psychological Society is a member of the We Need to Talk Coalition. This group of mental health charities, professional organisations, Royal Colleges and service providers campaigns for people with mental health problems.
If psychological tests are to be used to judge whether jobseekers have a psychological resistance to work, they must be administered by experienced users of psychometrics and proper feedback must be provided.
The British Psychological Society has welcomed the World Health Organization’s first ever World Suicide Prevention Report.
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