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Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes, the President of the British Psychological Society, is flying to St Petersburg to sign a Declaration of Intention to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding between the BPS and the Russian Psychological Society. 
We have created a Facebook album of photographs from our Annual Conference, held at the Arena and Convention Centre Liverpool earlier this month. You will find shots of our keynote speakers, the poster sessons, the Conference Dinner and more.
Alternatives to psychiatric diagnosis, sport psychology and the Paralympics, and psychology in the First World War are among the subjects under discussion at the Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society’s Northern Ireland Branch.
Today the British Psychological Society launches a consultation on options for the future structure of our organisation. This is part of the work to implement the Society’s strategic plan 2015-2020.
At the beginning of Mental Health Awareness Week 2015 the British Psychological Society's Presidential team has called on the government to recognise the impact of war, poverty, social divisions, inequity and the abuse of fundamental human rights on psychological health, and to do all that it can to combat these evils. 
Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes from Anglia Ruskin University is the new President of the British Psychological Society.
Online registration for next week’s British Psychological Society Annual Conference has closed, but you can still register if you come to the Arena and Convention Centre (ACC) in Liverpool. To save time, please download the form from the conference website and complete it before you come to the ACC.
The Times Cheltenham Science Festival will include a host of psychologists and neuroscientists talking about a variety of topics, from risky professions to the existence of free will.
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.
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?
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