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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.
Stephen Gibson, Honorary Secretary of the Society's Social Psychology Section, has a letter in this week's Times Higher Education defending social psychology.
This page contains all of the information and questionnaires you will need in relation to the accreditation of your PWP programmes. 
The Society has today, Monday 10 December, welcomed the publication of the Department of Health's review of the abuse at Winterbourne View and of the Joint Concordat that sets out the key actions that will deliver change.
The revised fifth edition of the American Psychiatric Association Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM5) was approved on 1 December by the APA’s trustees and is due to be published in May 2013
New laws have been introduced to tackle stalking in England and Wales.
To celebrate the launch of Psychsource, the online gateway to BPS journals, books and other key psychology literature, we shall be giving away the latest edition of an attractive psychology textbook for the next nine working days.
Poor mental health in the workplace costs UK employers an estimated £26bn, according to a new briefing published by the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST).
An innovative and accessible guide designed for readers new to psychology has won our Book Award for 2012. The Society makes this award annually to a text that has made a major contribution to the advancement of psychology.
A Fellow of the British Psychological Society has helped produce new guidance relating to the social and emotional wellbeing of children.
Annual Review of Psychology The Annual Review of Psychology, in publication since 1950, covers significant developments in the many areas of psychological study, including research m
Tears and psychology in the 20th century are one of the subjects under discussion this afternoon (Tuesday 16 October) at a free public symposium organised by our History of Psychology Centre.
The Psychologist is the monthly pub
The Society produces a wide variety of publications and through arrangements with partner organisations makes available to its members an excellent selection of other useful publication resources.
Leaders in psychology from around the world have attended the 2012 American Psychological Association (APA) Annual Convention.
Society subscriptions are now due. Members who have an active email address registered with us will soon receive an email encouraging them to renew your membership online.
Message from the President
The Society’s Raising awareness of adult autism courses have been shortlisted for the 2012 E-Learning Awards in the category of ‘Excellence in the production of learning content - not for profit sector’.
Registrations are open for the 2013 British Psychological Society Annual Conference. The conference will be held at the Harrogate International Centre and Holiday Inn, Harrogate, 9-11 April 2013.
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