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The shortlist for the British Psychological Society’s annual Book Award has just been announced. This year we shall be making awards in three categories: academic monograph, textbook and popular science.
Congratulations to the winner of the British Psychological Society’s ‘Inspire the next generation’ competition, Sally Smith. The competition asked delegates at the BPS 2014 Annual Conference to share their experiences of training and working as a psychologists or how qualifications in psychology have helped them in other sectors. 
A breakfast roundtable event at the House of Commons has called for greater public and professional awareness of the condition prosopagnosia, also known as face blindness.
We are delighted to announce that the British Psychological Society's 2014 Undergraduate Research Assistantship Scheme has resulted in 11 new research projects being funded.
A recent study has demonstrated the power of gentle persuasion when it comes to getting people to do what you want.
Alison Wadeley from Bath Spa University won the poster prize at last week's British Psychological Society Annual Conference at the ICC in Birmingham. She received it for her research on 'Cognitive correlates of sleepiness and fatigue in sleep-disrupted mothers of children aged under five years'.
Twenty-one psychologists were honoured by the British Psychological Society at an awards ceremony held last week as part of its annual conference in Birmingham. The full list of winners:
Professor Dorothy Miell from the University of Edinburgh began her one-year term as President of the British Psychological Society at the Society’s Annual General Meeting last week.  The AGM took place during the Society’s Annual Conference in Birmingham.
A new series of behaviour-based briefing notes for policymakers, inculding one on tax compliance, was launched by the British Psychological Society last week as part of its annual conference in Birmingham.
Anxiety about a competitive situation makes even the most physically active more likely to slip-up suggests a study presented today at the British Psychological Society annual conference in Birmingham.
Anticipation is building ahead of the British Psychological Society's annual conference, which takes place from tomorrow (7 May) until 9 May at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham.
The centenary of the First World War provides the Society with an opportunity t
A series of short audio interviews featuring eminent Society members discussing their own areas of interest, awards won and related research. Each interview was conducted by science journalist Wendy Barnaby.
Our use of laughter and swearing as forms of emotional expression are two of the topics featured in a new BPS series of audio interviews with prominent psychologists.
This month marks the fifth birthday of the British Psychological Society’s Learning Centre. This service provides learning, continuing professional development (CPD) and support for psychologists, and those working in related fields. 
Employees who engage in creative hobbies during their free time could perform better at work than those who do not, according to new research.
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).
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