Cognition

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According to Hollywood stereotypes, there are the clever, nerdy young people who spend most of their time sitting around thinking and reading, and then there are the jocks – the sporty, athletic lot who prefer to do as little thinking and studying as possible.

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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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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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This workshop is designed and delivered in order to enable delegates to better identify, assess and treat sleeping problems in their clients

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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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New educational research technology measures previously unmeasured in situ affects of schools, identifying new factors contributing to school rank / character

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Submissions are now open for the 2016 BPS Cognitive Psychology Section annual conference taking place in Barcelona from the 31 August to the 2 September.

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Glucose. Fuel for our cells, vital for life. But how fundamental is it to how we think?

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Unfortunately this workshop is cancelled.

Understanding traumatic loss existentially and using phenomenology in clinical practice to work therapeutically with traumatically bereaved clients.

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The workshop is an intensive one day ‘how to do CBT for OCD’ focused workshop in the use of CBT strategies for Primarily Obsessional ‘Pure O’ subtypes of OCD, with particular focus on those clients presenting with horrific, unwanted and intrusive

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Unfortunately this workshop is cancelled

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Our memory abilities begin to diminish in some respects as early as our twenties. But the picture isn't entirely bleak.

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This two day workshop bridges the gap between research & practice. Really practical content in trauma focused CBT underpinned with relational values.

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1 March 2016

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Earlier this year a dress nearly broke the internet.

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Psychologists have known for some time that how we perceive the world is influenced by our physical capacity to act in it. For example, hills look steeper when you've got a heavy bag on your back.

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It's not pleasant to feel perpetually that you're responsible for mishaps and screw-ups, but some people do.

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According to a stream of psychological research, a tumultuous upbringing sets you up for a raw deal later in life. But does a bad childhood really make you less capable, or just different?

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A video of the annual joint British Psychological Society/British Academy lecture 'Keeping a spotless mind: The neuroscience of motivated forgetting' is now available online.

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How our brains forget irrelevant information and how this helps protect our mental health will be explored in the British Psychological Society and British Academy free annual joint lecture happening today in London.

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People who are losing the ability to regulate their emotions may be more likely to suffer from insomnia. And if they do, that insomnia is more likely to become persistent.

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How our brains forget irrelevant information and how this helps protect our mental health will be explored in the British Psychological Society and British Academy free annual joint lecture on Thursday 17 September in London.

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