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Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes, the President Elect of the British Psychological Society, will be one of the speakers at our Scottish Branch’s annual scientific meeting in Stirling on 27 February.

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A mistaken belief in the efficacy of a bogus drug can make it harder for people to accept that genuinely effective treatments work, a new study has concluded.

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Smartphone applications have a role to play in preventing recovering alcoholics from relapsing.

That is the conclusion of a review on interventions in treating alcoholism written by Gerhard Andersson, Linköping University, and published in the journal Evidence-Based Mental Health.

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Eczema can have psychological as well as physical consequences for sufferers, a new study has found.

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A growing number of young people are being admitted to hospital with self-harming injuries, new figures have revealed.

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When a cigarette smoker attempts to quit, not only do they crave their usual nicotine hit, they also experience an unpleasant inability to enjoy other pleasures in life - a state known as "anhedonia".

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Psychosocial support should be a key element of health interventions for caregivers of children in HIV-affected communities, particularly for women who take on the majority of care-giving responsibilities.

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Hannah Dale and colleagues from the University of St Andrews have found some key markers for vulnerability to psychological problems in men experiencing cancer.

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Healthcare providers have been advised to consider the psychological needs of patients with heart conditions.

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Understand mindfulness and explore its uses in applied health psychology.

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09:30 Registration/Tea and Coffee
10:00 Workshop starts (there will be a break for lunch)
16:30 Workshop ends

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This is a good introduction to the topics of mindfulness as an attitude, exploring spirituality and psychological wellbeing for health.

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An innovative partnership team working to improve the lives of older people across North Lanarkshire has won a national award.

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Motorists are particularly likely to ignore reduced speed limits at roadwork sites if they cannot see any work being carried out, according to a new 

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**Please note: This workshop is fully booked**

Create and utilise mixed methods research designs in applied psychology.

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An introduction to positive psychology. Learn the difference between this paradigm and traditional psychology frameworks. 

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The workshop will offer a clear and structured introduction to a number of current professional and ethical issues likely to be encountered within psychological practice.

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A new perspective on conducting research in psychology.

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09:30 Registration/Tea and Coffee
10:00 Workshop starts (there will be a break for lunch)
16:30 Workshop ends

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This workshop will offer researchers who are more used to working within quantitative paradigms some ways, advantages and challenges of combining quantitative methods with qualitative methods to conduct mixed methods research. 

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Registered with the HCPC? Explore key issues in professional and ethical practice in relation to your registration

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Experience the peer supervision process & take the model back to use in your workplace

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09:30 Registration/Tea and Coffee
10:00 Workshop starts (there will be a break for lunch)
16:30 Workshop ends

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**Please note this event is fully booked**

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Discover hypnosis and hypnotherapy with this evidence-based workshop

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09:30 Registration/Tea and Coffee
10:00 Workshop starts (there will be a break for lunch)
16:30 Workshop ends

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This event is fully booked. Please call +44 (0)116 2529512 to be added to a waiting list. 

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People with conservative views are reacting more strongly to the current Ebola scare than those with a more liberal outlook, an expert

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