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Cognitive Psychology

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The Chilcot Report into the decision to go to war in Iraq has highlighted the irrationality and psychological vulnerability of our leaders, and how disastrous the consequences can be.

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In 2014 the Cognitive Section held a successful annual conference at Nottingham Trent University in September and put plans in place for developments such as an Undergraduate Essay Prize as well as future conferences.

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In this interview David M. Clark, Professor of Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford and Honorary Fellow of the British Psychological Society discusses how he has helped increase access to cognitive behavioural therapy for those who need it via Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT).

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In this interview Dr. Sophie Scott, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London discusses the different aspects of laughter.

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The Annual Cognitive Section Conference is the principal means by which the Section serves its membership and this year’s event was held in September at Keele University.

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The Section is pleased to announce their 2012 conference will be taking place at the Menzies Hotel, Glasgow.