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.
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).
People are more likely to process information in an analytical way if they are in a negative mood, a new study has found.
We've all had that experience of going purposefully from one room to another, only to get there and forget why we made the journey.
Older people's mental health and wellbeing could be improved if they are taught how to use social media, a new study has suggested.
Speaking two languages since childhood does not delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease, a new study published in the British Journal of Neuropsychology has found.
Anxiety can make people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) more susceptible to Alzheimer's disease, a new study has found.
Conservatives and liberals judge scientific evidence on the basis of whether the potential impact on policy is "politically desirable", a new study has conclude
Musical training can help to enhance a person's cognitive abilities, a new study has revealed.
People with chronic pain react strongly to words that draw attention to their condition, according to a new study.
How social and communication difficulties faced by children with autism may affect their development will be explored in the annual joint BPS/BA free lecture this evening from 6pm to 7:15pm at the British Academy in London.
Older people who are able to identify visual clues are more likely to retain their mental sharpness, according to a new study.