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Several divisions of the American Psychological Association have signed an open letter highly critical of DSM 5 – the fifth edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Sta
The Connected Baby, a DVD produced with the help of a public engagement grant from the Society, can now be purchased from the website dedicated to the film. Dr Suzanne Zeedyk from the University of Dundee, who wrote and produced the film with Jonathan Robertson, tells us:
The economic crisis will not last for ever, but cuts in social services, although seemingly cost efficient now, will have lasting negative effects, says Mental Health Europe (MHE) in a statement to mark World
On 10 October the Society joined five other professional organisations to call for mental health funding to be maintained despite the economic down turn. The following letter was sent to a number of national newspapers Dear Sir
The British Psychological Society has joined a number of other major professional organisations to call for investment in mental health services despite the current economic downturn.
One of the more unusual requests for help that the Society received last year came from the makers of Johnny English Reborn. They told us that one of the characters in the film was a psychologist and that they needed our help in making her office look authentic.
Dr Mark Forshaw, deputy director of the Centre for Health Psychology at Staffordshire University, has received an award from the Society’s Division of Health Psychology.
Yesterday evening Professor Lorraine Tyler FBA gave this year's British Association/British Psychological Society Lecture at the Royal Society in London. Her subject was “The Resilient Brain: Cognition and Ageing”.
The Society has funded a new film created by research psychologist Suzanne Zeedyk. Entitled The Connected Baby, the movie looks at how newborn babies are linked to other people from a very young age.
A collection of resources for elite athletes with learning disabilities and a project to communicate psychology to the public through expressive dance are among the schemes to receive a public engagement grant from the
The Society has submitted evidence to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee for its
Children and families are learning about psychology and how it influences everyday life, thanks to a series of experiments and talks being staged at the British Science Festival in Bradford today (Wednesday) and tomorrow.
Dr Gertrud Holmes, the Society’s oldest member, celebrated her 100th birthday at Greyfriars Court in Lewes on 8 June this year. For many years an educational psychologist in Chelmsford, Dr Holmes remembers mourning the death of Emperor Franz Josef when she was five years old.
Dr Carole Allan, the new President of the British Psychological Society, has written to the prime minister offering the help of the Society and its members in the aftermath of the recent riots:
Dr Carole Allan has been elected President of the British Psychological Society for 2011-12 in a ballot of members. Dr Allan is Professional Lead for Psychology in Glasgow, and has worked in various service posts in Adult Mental Health and Addictions, as well as in training at the University of Glasgow.
The man who chaired the government’s ‘listening exercise’ on National Health Service reform is to speak at the Annual Conference of the Society’s Division of Clinical Psychology.
The members’ ballot for President of the Society (2011-12) has been won by Dr Carole Allan.
The family of Professor Noel Sheehy, who was President Elect of the British Psychological Society when he died in May, are inviting donations to the charity Youth Music in his memo
Psychologists have been centrally involved in moves to provide stronger safeguards for children taking part in television programmes, reports Chartered Psychologist Dr Kairen Cullen in the August issue of the Society’s maga
A series of videos on mental healthcare, produced with the help of a public engagement grant from the British Psychological Society, is proving a big hit.
There is still time to submit a poster to this year’s Annual Conference of our Division of Clinical Psychology.
Eye-catching studies that didn't make the final cut:
Lynne Babbington was awarded an MBE in the recent Birthday Honours list for services to educational psychology in the London Borough of Harrow.
Peter Hulme, a clinical psychologist who recently retired as the head of the profession at Herefordshire Primary Care Trust, was awarded an OBE in the recent Birthday Honours list.
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