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Cigarette smoking and mental health problems are highly comorbid, but it remains unclear whether these mental health problems lead to smoking, or smoking leads to mental health problems. It could be either, or both, or the relationship could be due to some third factor (e.g., socioeconomic factors). This talk will describe new methods that take advantage of recent insights into the genetic influences on both smoking and mental health that allow us to better understand whether this relationship is simply correlation, or reflects a causal influence.

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The theme of the day is Surviving and Thriving.

 

Our speakers include:

Prof. Jamie Hacker-Hughes BPS Vice President

Paul Whitby Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Esther Cohen-Tovee DCP Chair

Leslie Morrison Head of Health Psychology

 

Further programme details to be confirmed.

 

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This is a free event for members of the DCP only. Places usually go quickly so early booking is advised.

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Delegate highlights from 2015's London Conference

"An incredibly well organised and enjoyable event with an inspiring scientific programme - would highly recommend."

"Exciting, varied and friendly. The best conference to attend for high quality research in a friendly and open format. Excellent forum for lively debate, cutting edge research and lively socialising!"

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Childlessness is increasingly common in Western countries, and the UK has one of the highest rates of childlessness in Europe. Although it is difficult to accurately estimate how many women are voluntarily childless, or ‘childfree’ as is often the preferred term, evidence strongly suggests that rates of voluntary childlessness are also on the rise.

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This is an annual event offering final year students from across the region an opportunity to present their dissertation findings to other students.  This is a friendly open environment in which to talk to like-minded individuals, practice presentation skills and maybe even get some new ideas to discuss in your thesis. 

Information will be provided about postgraduate courses around the region, with a free lunch and a keynote speaker.  The conference will conclude with an informal wine reception finishing at 18:00.

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Why do children in poverty in the UK perform less well in school than their middle class peers? This talk examines the problem as it is understood by British politicians and policymakers: as a result of a lack of discipline and aspiration. Against this a more complex explanation for educational underachievement is offered, which rests on the concept of a set of binds, or barriers, which interrupt learning. These insights reveal children's school lives to be highly challenging, despite their ingenuity and effort in trying to overcome the challenges that they face.

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Jayne will give a short talk on the role and remit of educational psychologists and the Educational Psychology Service in Jersey. She will then present the background to, and content of, training for primary school staff on anxiety, which has recently been developed and piloted. This is pitched at the level of awareness raising, with ideas for supporting the development of resilience and coping skills and supporting students with emerging anxiety issues. There will then be time for questions and discussion. 

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At this event we will share good practice in relation to the implementation of the document Demonstrating Quality and Outcomes in Psycho-oncology.

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Following last year's successful appearance Dr Jon Sutton, Editor of The Psychologist, is returning to Latitude Festival on Saturday July 17 for another 'The Psychologist presents…' session, this time in the Wellcome Trust hub. 

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This session from Angela Carter will explore a problem that affects us all; enabling young people to successful move from education to employment.

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The talk will give a general introduction into psychological theories behind why we believe in the supernatural.

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This presentation will explore the evolving theories of addiction paying special attention to the way in which they impact the user, society’s understanding of addiction and the treatment provided to those

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Engineering Psychology and Human Factors Integration are integral to Systems Engineering (SE), since without the user the system is incomplete and there are few, if any emergent properties.

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Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is characterised by impairments in social communication and interaction, combined with cognitive-behavioural inflexibility.

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The field of personality psychology is concerned with systematic variation between individuals, what causes those differences and how they relate to real-world outcomes.

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This talk will explore ways of listening to children and young people, using deep philosophical questions, the aim being to discover inner motivations, wishes, desires, and consequently to enhance learning and life p

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This talk will start with a brief personal history and some words about the origins of Psychosexual Medicine.

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Six psychologists from the University of Bath, whose research primarily looks into stress and pain, have collaborated on creating an art exhibition in Bath featuring works based around themes in their research.

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Graham's career has been spent working both in industry (BAE Systems - formerly British Aerospace) and academia (currently at the University of Gloucestershire).

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Andrew will talk about the role of social identity as a mediator between emotion and interaction, taking in bullying and gender roles.   His talk will explore group interpretation of aspects of conflict and disa

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Further information coming soon.

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This event is free and open to everyone.  There is no need to book so please just turn up on the night.

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Frederick Toates is Emeritus Professor of Biological Psychology at the Open University and has research interests in motivation.

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The University of Portsmouth and Division of Forensic Psychology, BPS present a one day seminar.

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Intersectionality offers a tool to discuss and examine social diversity and attempts to capture how different types of discrimination intersect to oppress people in multiple and simultaneous ways. While Int

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