The Society

Dr Peter Martin, a Chartered Psychologist and recent chair our Division of Counselling Psychology, attended the American Psychological Association Convention in Hawaii at the start of this month. Here he gives his impressions of the event.
The British Psychological Society is one of many organisations supporting a campaign to have the results of all clinical trials reported.
Two interactive games funded by a British Psychological Society grant that aim to develop understanding of the similarities and differences between human and primate behaviour are now available online. The project, ‘Developing and evaluation of interactive exhibits promoting comparative psychology in a zoo environment’, was funded by a 2012 BPS Public Engagement Grant.
The shortlist for our annnual Book Award has just been announced. This year we shall be making awards in four categories: academic monograph, practitioner text, textbook and popular science. The winners will be invited to deliver a Book Award Lecture at our Annual Conference in Birmingham next year. 
The British Psychological Society contributed to the professions summit on "The Professions and Evidence-Informed Practice" held on 9 July 2013. Hazel Stevenson McLaughlin (front left in the summit photograph), deputy chair of our Professional Practice Board, represented us.
The Fifth International Congress on Licensure, Certification and Credentialing of Psychologists was held in Stockholm recently.
Welcome to the website for our 2014 Annual Conference to be held on 7-9 May in Birmingham at the International Convention Centre (ICC) which is located right in the heart of England'
Congratulations to Dr Sathasivan (Saths) Cooper who was elected as an Honorary Fellow of the Society at our 2013 Annual General Meeting, held in London this month.  Dr Cooper is a clinical psychologist with an impressive record of dis
Dr Richard Mallows is the new Society President for 2013-4 following our Annual General Meeting which took place on 14 June 2013.
The Olympic gold medallist Greg Searle is taking part in one of the sessions we are sponsoring at the Cheltenham Science Festival today. Searle, who won the coxed pairs at Barcelona 1992 with his brother Jonny and cox Garry Herbert and a bronze at London 2012, is taking part in a session on “The mind of an Olympic champion”.
We are pleased to announce that the 2013 Undergraduate Research Assistantship Scheme has resulted in 12 new research projects being funded. 
Using touchscreen technology to help people living with dementia and the latest developments in sport psychology will both be discussed in sessions we are sponsoring at the The Times Cheltenham Science Festival next month.
Recently there has been controversy over a psychological test that the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has been using with jobseekers.
Three experts are taking part in a discussion on obesity at our Annual Conference next week.
Dr Martin Milton and Professor Mark Burton have each received a Society Award for Promoting Equality of Opportunity for 2012.
The Society’s public engagement grants support members who want to promote psychology to wider audiences.
An Honorary Fellow of the Society was a castaway on Desert Island Discs last week. Listen again to Professor Uta Frith, Emeritus Professor of Cognitive Development at University College London, talking to Kirsty Young on Radio 4.
The Professional Practice Board’s Practitioner of the Year Award 2012 has gone to Susan Van Scoyoc for her outstanding commitment to professional practice in court and family work, as a researcher, teacher and supervisor, and to the Society and pr
Congratulations to Faye Smith for her appointment to the joint 2013 BPS and Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) Postgraduate Fellowship.
The Society’s Research Digest blog, edited by Dr Christian Jarrett, now broke the 25,000-follower barrier on Twitter this week and is also ju
Practitioner psychologists should recognise the benefits some clients may derive from receiving a diagnosis, but should also be mindful of the harm that can result from labelling – particularly the risk of pathologising an individual.
In 1913 the first applied psychologist took up his post with the London County Council. His job was to assess children for special educational programmes and develop tools to indentify children who might need alternative kinds of education.
All those connected with the Society were shocked and saddened to learn of the recent death of Professor Malcolm Adams, Co-Director of the Clinical Psychology Programme at the University of East Anglia.
Professor David Clark, Professor of Experimental Psychology and Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford, and an Honorary Fellow of the Society, has been made a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the New Year Honours list for services to mental health.
As a way of saying “Happy Holidays” the publisher John Wiley & Sons is offering Society members a 40 per cent discount on almost all its printed books. This offer will be open until 11 January 2013. For full details visit PsychSource, log in and click 'my book discount code' on the top menu to reveal your discount code.
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