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Professor Dianne Berry, a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and Director of Postgraduate Research Studies and Researcher Development at the University of Reading, received an OBE for services to scientific research in the 2012 New Year H
The Society is sad to announce that Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow Professor Elizabeth Sykes, of Middlesex University passed away on 4 September 2011.
Professor Glynis Breakwell, an Honorary Fellow of the British Psychological Society and the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bath, made a Dame in the New Year Honours for services to higher education.
Society Fellow Professor Trevor Robbins, Head of the Department of Experimental Psychology at the University of Cambridge, Director of the University's Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Institute, and a Fellow of Downing College, was awarded a
For the Society, 2011 has been a year of celebration as we marked our
The Society has today (13 December 2011) released a statement expressing concerns regarding the proposed revisions of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) of the American Psychiatric Association, which is one the main internationally-used classification systems for diagnosis of people with mental health problems in clinical settings and for research trials.
Evidence-Based Mental Health (EBMH) is a journal which includes key published papers and exclusive expert contributions.
Members are encouraged to use their designations as an important benefit of membership.  They send out a powerful professional message about their status, experience and professionalism.
The shortlisted books for the Society's 2011 Book Award have been announced. The Award recognises major contributions to the advancement of psychology.
Over 1000 students are expected to attend the flagship Society events Psychology4Students 2011 this autumn. There are still places available for the one on 1 December at Watford Colosseum. These popular events give A level and first year undergraduate students a glimpse into the world of psychology.
To celebrate the 200th edition of the
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:
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