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How do we find our way around and why do we sometimes get lost? Tom Hartley will be discussing his research on spatial cognition and how the brain supports behaviour and memory in complex environments. For example how do we find our way around the city centre, or recognise a countryside location we've visited before? These behaviours depend on specialised brain systems. This has potential applications to the diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease.

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Themes for 2017...

  • Evidence and Research
  • Stigma and Social Identity
  • Attachment

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Stanley Milgram’s experiments on obedience to authority are amongst the most famous and controversial studies in the history of psychology.  For over fifty years we thought we knew what Milgram’s studies told us – that seemingly ordinary members of the public would administer potentially lethal electric shocks to an innocent victim in response to commands from an authority figure.  The studies have thus been used to show just how easily people can be led into following orders.  However, recent work has pointed to the dramatic conclusion that, in fact, Milgram’s studies show p

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Stanley Milgram’s experiments on obedience to authority are amongst the most famous and controversial studies in the history of psychology.  For over fifty years we thought we knew what Milgram’s studies told us – that seemingly ordinary members of the public would administer potentially lethal electric shocks to an innocent victim in response to commands from an authority figure.  The studies have thus been used to show just how easily people can be led into following orders.  However, recent work has pointed to the dramatic conclusion that, in fact, Milgram’s studies show p

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After Brexit: What might change and how can psychology help us to fulfil the Paris agreement?

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PsyPAG - the Psychology Postgraduate Affairs Group - held its 31st annual conference at the University of York. The event featured talks from both seasoned academics and postgraduate psychology students.

Read all about it on The Psychologist website.

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Swearing is a fascinating aspect of language. For instance, evidence from people with Tourette's suggests swearing may not rely on the usual parts of the brain where language is organised. In addition, while people tend to think of the use of four letter words as a modern phenomenon, the reality is that the earliest recorded uses of these words date back 1,000 years.

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This CPD session is aimed at helping psychologists understand how social media can work for them, how to develop their presence as well as practical advice. The session will include:

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Develop your supervision skills and knowledge to work with groups and teams

This workshop will focus on theory and skills in providing supervision and consultation to groups and teams in health and social care settings.

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Psychology in the Pub with Daniel Jolley

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Professor Alan Baddeley is to receive the 2016 Major Advancement in Psychological Science Prize from the International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS).

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Submissions from both academic and practitioner psychologists are welcome for the annual conference of the Faculty for Children, Young People and their Families.

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Join Experts by Experience and clinical psychologists to discuss and share ideas on how to work together to improve psychological health services.

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The last surviving combatants of WW1 have passed away, but family memories of them and their experiences live on. Now a University of Huddersfield web-based project means those memories can be shared and preserved. They will also be a rich resource for researchers in a wide range of disciplines.

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Peppermint tea can improve long-term and working memory in healthy adults.

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DCP North East Branch Inaugural AGM & CPD Day

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Dr Lucy Johnstone is a consultant clinical psychologist and trainer with long experience of working in adult mental health.

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Welcome to the 2016 Annual Conference website. 

The 2016 conference theme is:

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The North East of England Branch (BPS) Student Conference will be held on 6th June 2016 at Teesside University.

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A free BPS event ‘Body image: Psychology in the Pub’ on Monday 22 February (7 to 9pm) will open the Leeds Beckett’s Body Image and Eating Disorders Awareness week in York.

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All Walks Beyond the Catwalk was founded in 2009 by fashion insiders to stage a diversity intervention.

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DCP Yorkshire and Humber members are invited to the branch AGM to be followed by a DCP wide professional issues workshop by Professor Nigel Beail.

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This events is free.

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Where did Adam Levine’s internal organs go? Will feeling guilty about that cake really make you go to the gym tomorrow? And why does it matter what jacket Christine Lagarde is wearing?

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Do psychologists study real-world problems?  A facilitated discussion about the usefulness of psychological practice followed by consideration of the employment issues facing young people in the UK today.

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A day for graduate psychologists applying for clinical training who wish to think about their personal and professional development and engage in activities that might assist preparation for future interviews.

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Learning is a fundamental topic in psychology, but because it often happens over long periods of time it is hard to study experimentally. We have investigated skill learning using data gathered from a simple online game.

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