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Children learn and understand the meaning of verbs when shown a variety of similar actions, rather than the same action repeatedly suggests research published this week in the British Journal of Developmental Psychology.
The Society's 2014 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held at 1.45pm on Thursday 8 May during our Annual Conference at the International Convention Centre, Birmingham.
Teenagers who are struggling with depression could find a lifeline in the form of a new smartphone app developed in New Zealand.
Six psychologists have been elected as Academicians of the Academy of Social Sciences (AcSS) after being nominated for the honour by the Society. They are:
University of Glasgow (UoG) chair of health psychology Professor Rory O'Connor has been awarded status of Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences (AcSS).
MindEd, a new website to give adults the knowledge and confidence to identify and understand children and young people with mental health problems, launches today at a Westminster conference.
The Society’s accreditation process is open to all UK education providers and covers both provision that is delivered in the UK, and courses that are primarily or entirely outside of the UK.
A new system for accreditation of psychological therapy services is being developed in partnership between the British Psychological Society and The Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych).
The second fortnightly Psychology FM broadcast goes out on the Manchester radio station ALL FM on Wednesday 19 February at 11am and will look at neuropsychology.
The role cognitive and behavioural psychologists play in the race to crack the world’s most complex system, the human mind, will be explored in a fully booked Science Museum event today, Wednesday 12 March, at the Dana Centre in London.
Our Scottish Branch - Meur Albannach in Gaelic - is holding its Annual General Meeting and a scientific meeting at the Surgeons’ Hall, Edinburgh, on Friday 14 February. The day will also see the AGMs of the Scottish branches of two Society Divisions.
The British Psychological Society has grants of £1500-£3000 available to support any of our Member Networks to convene a symposium at an international conference.
The British Psychological Society 2013 Public Engagement and Media Award has been given to Chartered Psychologist and BPS Fellow Professor Bruce Hood from the University of Bristol. 
Mental Health Europe (MHE) has launched a new website to showcase its work and achievements. The organisation’s mission is to uphold the mental health and well-being of all citizens, from all minority groups and from the whole of Europe.
Throughout the year the British Psychological Society supports, partners or attends events that are led by other organisations.   This article details some of those this year but is not exhaustive. Follow BPS Official on Twitter and Facebook to keep up to date with the latest Society events. 
A new National Suicide Prevention Alliance (NSPA), aimed at reducing the number of suicides in England and improving support for those affected by suicide, has been launched.
Professor Graham Towl from Durham University has been appointed as a registrant member of the Council of the HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council).
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A series of radio programmes designed to fight the marginalisation of people with learning disabilities and an exhibition of multisensory illusions at the Edinburgh Camera Obscura are two of the projects to be supported by public engagement grants from the British Psychological Society this year.
Sport and exercise psychologists will meet to discuss the latest research and promote key issues at the British Psychological Society’s Division of Sport & Exercise Psychology annual conference at The Midland in Manchester over the next two days (16 to 17 December).
The Society has contributed to two consultations issued by NICE recently.
The Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) and the British Psychological Society's Division of Sport & Exercise Psychology (DSEP) have announced a new partnership designed to boost the provision of ps
The Academy of Social Sciences is to host a one-day conference in early 2014 in which delegates will be able to explore the development of common ethics principles for social sci
Psychology is a science in its own right, but it can also contribute to our understanding of the scientific process in general.
Gay-to-straight “conversion therapy” was the subject of a Westminster Hall debate last week. The Labour MP Sandra Osborne, who called the debate, said:
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