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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.
John Amaechi – former NBA basketball star, social entrepreneur and member of the British Psychological Society – was awarded an OBE for his services to sport and to the voluntary sector  in the recent Birt
The British Psychological has expressed strong reservations about the approach taken by the fifth edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V), which will be published in May 2013.
Gisli Gudjonsson, Professor of Forensic Psychology at King’s College London, has been appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the
Glasgow is to play host to a conference between a group of specialists in the field of psychology of the elderly.
The Society received a response from the Right Honourable Andrew Lansley MP, Secretary of State for Health, to a letter sent regarding the inclusion of mental health issues and disorders in the global agenda for non-communicable diseases.
In the early hours of Saturday 11 June the BPS Research Digest received its two millionth visitor since counting began in June 2005 (the blog launched in February that year with a posting on
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A meeting in Belfast is set to attract some of the country's leading clinical psychologists..
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