In the 1970s, feminist theorists began to put forward what was then a controversial claim: that sexual aggression is essentially about power. This idea was important enough to launch experimental research, much of which has supported the claim – for instance, priming some men with a sense of power leads them to say they would be more prepared to coerce sex, and encourages men and women alike to believe a subordinate desired them sexually.
When the dust settles on the tragedy of the latest mass shooting, gun clubs usually see a spike in their memberships as people look to arm and defend themselves. At the same time, many others argue for greater gun controls, and from their perspective, recreational target shooting is very much part of the problem, not the answer.
Some initial findings from a study of this question have now been published. While not conclusive, they do suggest there is reason to worry about the psychological effects of gun club membership.
Child Abuse is a significant issue which requires practitioners and agencies to work together if those affected are to receive the support and protection that they need.
Develop competence as psychologists working with refugee and asylum seeking people and where appropriate communities
An exploration of Liberation Psychology: in its original context and applied to social problems of the UK today.
DCP Faculty of Forensic Clinical Psychology - Spring Meeting 2016
This workshop will help psychologists and others understand the dynamics of secondary trauma and help direct victims, their family, counsellors and other supporters build resilience and the opportunities for post trauma growth.
The workshop is an intensive one day ‘how to do CBT for OCD’ focused workshop in the use of CBT strategies for Primarily Obsessional ‘Pure O’ subtypes of OCD, with particular focus on those clients presenting with horrific, unwanted and intrusive
Find out why suicide is more prevalent in men and to learn how you can improve male help-seeking make your therapy more male-friendly
This workshop covers essential aspects of diagnosis and assessment of psychological trauma.
Consider the impact of child sexual abuse on physical and mental health and the usefulness of psychological interventions to alleviate distress
Consider broader influences on wellbeing and what this means for best-practice
Research on violence (both the genesis and the reduction of violence) is fraught with practical and ethical difficulties.
There is much research to link the development of violence with a history of trauma.
Does experiencing aggression in a relationship make us more vigilant against it – or more forgiving?
This two day workshop bridges the gap between research & practice. Really practical content in trauma focused CBT underpinned with relational values.
1 March 2016
This workshop is an introduction to traumatic stress, examining trauma from evolutionary, historical and symptoms perspectives.
The British Psychological Society is sponsoring three sessions at the Cheltenham Literature Festival as part of our work to bring insights from evidence-based science to a wider public.
Watching toddlers pinch, hit and bite each other doesn't fill you with confidence about human nature. But there's no need to be down about it – the little devils don't yet have the self-control to manage their anger and frustration, that's all.
A report from a task force of the American Psychological Association has found that although violent video game play is linked to increased aggression in players, there is insufficient evidence to link such games with actual criminal violence.
There's a striking fact about mass murderers – an extremely high percentage (around 30 per cent) of them die in the act, either by suicide or because of deadly police force.
**THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED**
A joint event hosted by the North West Hub of NIBPS, the Division of Forensic Psychology NI Branch and the UK Psychological Trauma Society
Research from a team of psychologists led by Dr John Drury from the University of Sussex underpins the current NATO guidance on psychosocial care for people caught up in emergencies and disasters.
Just witnessing aggression or other bad behaviour at work can affect our well-being, but the right support from employers and colleagues can limit the consequences.
This conference marks the launch of an NHS Choices video for health professionals commissioned by the Department of Health to increase understanding of the psychological aspects of working with women who have experienced fem