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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.
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.
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.
In 2012 The British Psychological Society launched a longitudinal study to determine the career destinations of psychology graduates.
Submissions are open for the British Psychological Society’s 2015 Annual Conference being held in Liverpool from 5 to 7 May.The programme timetable will include high profile keynote speakers, hot topic sessions, a mix of symposia, oral pre
An accreditation programme used to assure and improve the quality of psychological therapies services in the UK has been set up.
BPS Journals have experienced a bumper year with four journals now ranked within the top ten of their Institute of Scientific Information (ISI) categories.
Congratulations to Professor James Hartley, Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Keele University and BPS Fellow, who has been given a lifetime achievement award by the Society’s Education and Public Engagement Board.
Chartered members are invited to apply for a number of editorial roles by the BPS Committee on Test Standards for its quarterly publication Assessment & Development Matters (ADM).
A briefing from the British Psychological Society highlights the future risks to children and young people from educational disengagement. It shows what psychology can offer and makes recommendations for policy makers to improve school attendance.
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