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The Society’s 2014 Learning and CPD Directory is now available. The Directory includes CPD events from all the Society’s Divisions and Branches, as well as our always-popular workshops on supervision skills, working as an expert witness and private practice. 
To mark the start of the academic year we are giving away the latest edition of an attractive psychology textbook for the next 11 working days. It’s nearly a year since we launched PsychSource, the online gateway to BPS journals, books and other key psychology literature.
Professor Tim Dalgleish, leader of the Cognition Emotion and Mental Health Programme at the Medical Research Council’s Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge, is to receive the 2013 Presidents’ Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psyc
Four short films that aim to communicate a number of statistical concepts through dance are now available on the British Psychological Society's You Tube channel.
On 24 September 2013, at the British Academy in London  Professor Maggie Snowling, President of St. John’s College, Oxford, gave this year’s BPS/BA Lecture under the title ‘Dyslexia: An Impairment of Language Learning’. Professor Snowling is a Fellow of both the British Psychological Society and the British Association.
This month sees the tenth anniversary of the launch of the British Psychological Society's Research Digest.
A co-author of the British Journal of Psychology’s most cited paper has won the Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychological Knowledge for 2013.
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. The scheme is currently closed. 
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
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