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Fear, fender identity and the midlife crisis are the subjects to be discussed at the 2016 Cheltenham Literature Festival in sessions sponsored by the British Psychological Society.
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The United Nations predicts that by 2050, the number of older persons in the world (60+ years) will exceed the number of young (<20 years) for the first time in recorded history. This means that we have to consider strategies that can sustain quality of life and independence.

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‘Standing up to Addiction: Turning Disempowerment into Empowerment’

Addictive behaviours are not restricted to use of substances and occur within a social and political context where contributing factors and consequences are far reaching. The Faculty of Addiction welcomes the renowned researcher and writer, Jim Orford, to lead a discussion which will prove relevant to clinical, community and social psychologists amongst others. The presentation will explore how friends, colleagues and family members of those in addiction can stand up to addiction.

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Two Day CAT Consultancy Training

This course is an overview of using CAT consultancy skills at different levels of working. The course introduces different approaches and goes into some of the detail about a number of different methods of consultancy. It is particularly useful as an introduction to CAT consultancy and to help more experienced consultants further reflect on and develop their skills across a range of situations.

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To celebrate 50 years of the DCP, West Midlands DCP are hosting our annual AGM and conference in Birmingham. This year’s event will be focussed on the future of the profession, with opportunities to keep up to reflect on new ways of working and areas of development in the profession.

Workshops will be focussing on core professional and clinical skills that will be immediately ‘useable’ in your clinical work.

More information including a full programme will be available soon.

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This is a follow up event to the recent launch on the 9 May of the Expert by Experience Network for the Division of Clinical Psychology (DCP). We hope to make everyone feel warmly welcome. We will be building further on the shared fun of creativity, this time by involving a poet in residence (Matt Harvey) and a rapper (Smiiffy) to help us share our experiences, feelings, hopes, values and plans for partnership.

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Crime linkage focuses on identifying crimes committed by the same offender using crime scene behaviour. Offender behaviour is used to
distinguish between crimes committed by the same person and crimes committed by different people. The presentation will introduce this
evidence-based approach to the detection of serial offenders and will be a brief introduction to the theory behind crime linkage as well as

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Words for colour affect how we see the world. An English-speaking child sees red, orange and pink where a child of the Himba tribe only sees ‘serandu’.

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Jack is on trial for murder and you could be on the jury. The twist? Jack is a chimpanzee.

The trial takes place tonight (Thursday 9 June) at the Cheltenham Science Festival this evening in a session sponsored by the British Psychological Society. Tickets are still available – book via the festival website.

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The popular annual Cheltenham Science Festival is hosting a sold-out British Psychological Society supported event this evening on the topic ‘The Myth of Masculinity’.

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A one-day symposium to mark the publication of the British Psychological Society’s new guidance document on the management of disclosures of non-recent (historic) child sexual abuse was held in Oxford this week.

The new guidance can be downloaded from this website.

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Psychologist in the Pub with Robert Blakey (University of Oxford)

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Psychologist in the Pub with Marie McNally

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This workshop will introduce you to the different types of publication:

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This talk will focus on the relatively recent phenomenon of catfishing.

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Daniel Jolley is a Lecturer in Psychology at Staffordshire University. He is interested in the psychology of conspiracy theories, which are blooming in the 21st century.

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With Instagram boasting over 200 million users, and Facebook over 1 billion, the rise of social media is hard to avoid.

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The BPS West Midlands Branch is excited to announce that their 2-16 Annual Conference will be held at Birmingham City University in the heart of the city.

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“We know what we are, but know not what we may be” - Hamlet

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There is a long history of debate about biological sex differences and their part in determining gender roles, with the ‘biology is destiny’ mantra being used to legitimise imbalances in these roles.

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Could acting and crime be linked?  Ben Humphrey explores...

Set evening meals are available at £5 after the talk.  Orders will be taken on arrival.

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Advances in medical technology have led to family structures that were not previously possible; a woman can give birth to, a child who is not genetically related to her.

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Episodic tension type head pain (ETTH) affects up to 82% of individuals from time to time (Russel, 2005), making this the most prevalent primary headache disorder when compared with migraine which impacts up to 15% of the

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Daniel Jolley is a Lecturer in Psychology at Staffordshire University.  He is interested in the psychology of conspiracy theories, which are blooming in the 21st century.  Whilst psychologists

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