Cognition

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.
Glucose. Fuel for our cells, vital for life. But how fundamental is it to how we think?
Understanding traumatic loss existentially and using phenomenology in clinical practice to work therapeutically with traumatically bereaved clients. Timetable
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
Like their clients, practitioners are often up against the habitual, the conditioned and may to a greater or lesser extent be operating from well-developed habits of thinking, some of which may not serve them well in life or work.
Research has identified that risks to adolescent mental health have increased significantly in recent years.
Our memory abilities begin to diminish in some respects as early as our twenties. But the picture isn't entirely bleak.
This two day workshop bridges the gap between research & practice. Really practical content in trauma focused CBT underpinned with relational values. Timetable 1 March 2016
Earlier this year a dress nearly broke the internet.
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.
It's not pleasant to feel perpetually that you're responsible for mishaps and screw-ups, but some people do.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Scientists say they have a better understanding of why people with Alzheimer’s struggle to recognise and understand words -  and their research has the potential to be developed into a test which could help clinicians make an early diagnosis.
We routinely envision future events, whether that be fantasising about next month’s beach retreat, or planning whether to hit the gym this afternoon before or after picking up the dry cleaning.
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.
The British Psychological Society welcomes the announcement by Treasury Secretary Danny Alexander that extra funding will be provided to improve mental health services in England in this week’s Budget.
The inaugural International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS) takes place at the historic Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam, The Netherlands this week, 12-14 March 2015.The British Psychological Society, in partnership with Wiley, has organised a symposium on “Memory therapeutics: Translating advances in the fundamental science of memory into novel interventions in education and health”.
Championing the active role of mental health service users in research and influencing increased access to cognitive behavioural therapies are just two of the topics under discussion in the latest additions to the British Psychological Society's audio interview series.
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