History and Philosophy of Psychology

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The evolution of children’s rights and the landscape of the child in 20th-century Britain are among the subjects to be discussed at the latest of our popular Stories of Psychology events.

‘With Childhood in Mind’ will take place in London on Thursday 6 October 2016.

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The last surviving combatants of WW1 have passed away, but family memories of them and their experiences live on. Now a University of Huddersfield web-based project means those memories can be shared and preserved. They will also be a rich resource for researchers in a wide range of disciplines.

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Psychiatrists, psychologists, service users and academics came together at Leeds Trinity University in March 2016 for the first joint conference of the History and Philosophy of Psychology Section of the British Psychological Society and the UK Cr

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A free BPS public seminar discussing the influence of Freud's published work called 'A Demonological Neurosis in the 17th Century' will be held on Monday (7 March 2016) in London from 6 - 7:30pm.

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A free BPS public seminar discussing psychology and the quest for a science of religion in the late 19th and early 20th centuries will be held on Monday (29 February 2016) in London from 6 - 7:30pm.

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The first history of the profession of clinical psychology in Britain is being launched today at a London conference.

Clinical Psychology in Britain: Historical Perspectives’ is edited by John Hall, David Pilgrim and Graham Turpin, and published by the BPS History of Psychology Centre.

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The British Psychological Society’s Division of Clinical Psychology is beginning its 50th birthday celebrations at its annual conference in London.

The conference is taking place at the Radisson Blu Portman Hotel, London W1, from 2-4 December 2015.

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The centenary of the publication of C.S. Myers' Lancet article 'A contribution to the study of shell shock...' is being celebrated by the British Psychological Society this evening (18 November) with a wine reception and two lectures on psychology and war.

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There was a film crew in front of the University of London’s Senate House and rumours that Brad Pitt

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That Milgram's obedience experiments had a mighty cultural and scholarly impact is not in dispute; the meaning of what he found most certainly is.

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The British Psychological Society is commemorating the centenary of the publication of C.S. Myers' article in the Lancet 'A contribution to the study of shell shock...' by hosting an evening of lectures on psychology and war followed by a wine reception.

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The audience at last year's Psychology4Graduates

 

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The British Psychological Society's History & Philosophy of Psychology Section in collaboration with the UK Critical Psychiatry Network invites submissions for its 2016 Annual Conference to be held at Leeds Trinity University 22nd-23rd March.

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If you want to improve your tennis swing, learn how to repair your car, or master the piano, you’re likely to seek the help of an expert tutor.

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Free will is a controversial topic in psychology, thanks in part to studies suggesting that the brain activity associated with making decisions comes before the conscious feeling of making a choice.

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Most of the time, when a magician asks you to "pick a card" she makes it feel as though you have a free choice, but you don't really.

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When discussing Milgram's notorious experiments, in which participants were instructed to give increasingly dangerous electric shocks to another person, most commentators take a black or white approach.

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Charles Myers' groundbreaking paper that coined the term ‘shell shock’ was published 100 years ago today.

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A new paper identifies Albert Bandura as the most eminent psychologist of the modern era.

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In Milgram's shock experiments, a surprising number of people obeyed a scientist's instruction to deliver dangerous electric shocks. This is usually interpreted in terms of the power of "strong situations".

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In 1920, in what would become one of the most infamous and controversial studies in psychology, a pair of researchers at Johns Hopkins University taught a baby boy to fear a white rat.

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A key finding from neuroscience research over the last few decades is that non-conscious preparatory brain activity appears to precede the subjective feeling of making a decision.

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Just over half a century ago, Stanley Milgram ran the most renowned studies in the history of psychology. He showed how ordinary people can do extraordinary harm to others when asked to do so. His conclusion, made famous through his film of the research, Obedience, was that humans are programmed to obey orders, no matter how noxious.

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Embodied or grounded cognition is the name for the idea that physical states affect our thoughts and emotions.

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