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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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Dr Pelham Carter will discuss some of the similarities and stark differences between online and ‘offline’ research.

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It has been estimated that more than 80% of criminal cases are solved by a confession, and any conviction based on a confession alone is considered to be safe as the law, and juries, assume that a person would not confess

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The excitement about the application of mindfulness meditation within a variety of settings has led to the proliferation of literature pervaded by a lack of conceputal and methodological self-criticism. 

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Join fellow pre and in-training peers, qualified clinicians and experts by experience at the 2016 DCP PQG Annual Conference.

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10.30am arrival, registration and coffee

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