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Recreational runners are more likely to listen to running shoe recommendations from potentially untrustworthy blogs and fitness store employees than qualified medical experts says a study published in the British Journal of Health Psychology.
The Division of Health Psychology, Northern Ireland Branch supported by The School of Psychology at Queen’s University Belfast are pleased to announce a Free Public Lecture in Room LG024, Keir Building, Queen’s University Belfast, Stranmillis Road
Posters on school bullying, the consequences of traumatic burns and Parkinson's disease from last month’s British Psychological Society annual conference have been awarded prizes by the Society.
Public and industry attention has been forced to focus on the psychological wellbeing of pilots and a lack of clinical psychological skill in aviation.
People crave fatty and sugary foods when they are bored.
Event information The BPS Division of Health Psychology Northern Ireland invites you to a seminar on Careers in Health Psychology, to include discussion about the routes to qualification as a health psychologist and the type of services th
Experts have likened loneliness to a disease that changes the brain. Sadly, these changes often affect people in ways that further isolates them – for example, lonely people are more sensitive to negative facial expressions.
In light of today's report by the BBC showing that some people with psychological problems are having to wait years for therapy, The British Psychological Society calls on the next Welsh Government to make improving access to mental health services their immediate priority.
A charter has been launched to support the wellbeing and resilience of mental health professionals after a survey revealed rising levels of depression, stress, burnout and bullying in the field.
Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes, President of the British Psychological Society, was interviewed in yesterday’s Channel 4 Dispatches programme ‘The Great Benefits Row’.
People with eating disorders are being denied access to recommended psychological treatment that has proven to be effective, the British Psychological Society said today in response to BBC figures that revealed waiting times of up to 182 days in some areas and a total lack of treatment in others.
In the UK, nearly 10,000 young women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year and the treatment for many is mastectomy – the surgical removal of one or more of their breasts.
The Division of Health Psychology is a relatively small Division (n=2085) that gives its members excellent value for money in terms of the amount and quality of activities we both engage in, and offer.
Teenagers who interact positively with their family, school and friends are far less likely to smoke, binge drink and use cannabis than peers who fail to identify with these social groups, according to research published this week in the British Journal of Developmental Psychology.
In recent months the BPS, the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, the British Psychoanalytic Council and UK Council for Psychotherapy met with officials from the Government’s new Joint Health and Work Unit to scrutinise Government plans to help jobcentre clients who experience mental ill health.
The idea that prolonged stress is bad for your health is uncontroversial. And few things can be more stressful than receiving a cancer diagnosis and undergoing treatment.
A free BPS event ‘Body image: Psychology in the Pub’ on Monday 22 February (7 to 9pm) will open the Leeds Beckett’s Body Image and Eating Disorders Awareness week in York.
The DCP Faculty for Clinical Health Psychology presents its annual AGM and CPD event, '30 years of HIV: Clinical Interventions to address the Impact on Stigma'  Faculty of Clinical Health Psychology AGM will be held between 12.30 and
Findings from the British Psychological Society and New Savoy staff wellbeing survey for 2015 show that 46 per cent of psychological professionals surveyed report depression and 49.5 per cent report feeling they are a failure. One quarter consider they have a long-term, chronic condition and 70 per cent say they are finding their job stressful.
A versatile approach to group self-discovery and behaviour change; working from practice back to theory
Health psychologists are perplexed by a conundrum. With rates of obesity on the rise, experts have warned that social discrimination towards overweight people will increase.
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