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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?
Submissions are now open for the 2015 British Psychological Society's West Midlands annual conference being held in Coventry on Monday 7 September.
British Psychological Society President, Professor Dorothy Miell has, on behalf of the Society, sent a letter of Loyal Greeting to Her Majesty, The Queen, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Society’s Royal Charter.
The BPS has welcomed the UK Government commitment to dementia research that was announced recently by the Prime Minister, David Cameron. With some 850,000 people currently living with dementia in the UK, and that figure expected to rise to one million in the next decade, the challenge of dementia is significant.
Over the next 10 days members will be receiving their papers for the ballot to choose the British Psychological Society’s next President Elect. The winning candidate will take up the role at our Annual General Meeting, which is being held during the Society’s Annual Conference in May.
The Society is one of 14 national organisations to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on Conversion Therapy, recognising that efforts to try to change or alter sexual orientation through psychological therapies are unethical and potentially harmfu
The British Psychological Society’s  Partnership and Accreditation Team is in Hong Kong this week (9-12 February). As well as carrying out accreditation visits at two local universities, the Society’s delegation will be meeting colleagues from the Hong Kong Psychological Society.
We are pleased to announce that the British Psychological Society membership total has exceeded 50,000 individuals. This continues the yearly growth that has seen membership rise from over 10,000 in the early 1990s.
As part of the work to implement the British Psychological Society’s strategic plan 2015-2020 we are reviewing the structure of our organisation. This work centres on how we organise our 39 separate Member Networks. These networks are important, helping us to provide a range of services for our members.
Background As part of the work to implement the Society’s strategic plan 2015-2020 we are reviewing the structure of our organisation.
Madlove, a new participatory installation created by artist the vacuum cleaner (Jamie Leadbitter) and supported by a British Psychological Society public engagement grant, opens to the public on 5 March at FACT in Liverpool as part of their Group Therapy: Mental Distress in a Digital Age exhibition.
The Society is seeking nominations of inspiring and engaging speakers for the popular 2015 Psychology4Students events.
Our 2015 Annual General Meeting will take place during the Society’s Annual Conference. It will take place at the Arena and Convention Centre, Liverpool, at 3.20pm on Wednesday 6 May 2015. The AGM is the overarching body of the British Psychological Society.
Three members of the British Psychological Society were recognised in the New Year honours list. Professor Paul Webley, director of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, was awarded a CBE for services to higher education.
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.
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.
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