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The Division has had quite an active year, keeping the wider committee very busy. I thank every volunteer who generously gave of their time in 2015, and Hazel Lacey the Division’s Co-ordinator, who supported us over the year.

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When calling an ambulance, every second counts. So when an ambulance service in South Africa wanted to speed up their response time, who did they call? Psychologists, of course.

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We are thrilled to offer the opportunity to attend a free 2 hour interactive workshop.  The session is aimed at students, practitioners, academics and anyone interested in learning more about the psychology of green

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They say that if you want to get something done, you should ask a busy person.

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In the old days, a break from work used to involve a chat in the canteen, a crossword, or time spent gazing out the window.

Nowadays, of course, we have smartphones to fill our spare minutes. Is this a good thing?

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At a superficial level, people who are narcissistic seem like they will be good leaders. They're confident, outgoing and unafraid of putting themselves forward.

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This seminar will focus on psychologists’ roles as spokespersons within debates about marriage as well as psychological research on same-sex couples; and on public opinion about the right to marry another person without r

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Mindfulness is a hot topic at the moment and many organisations such as Google and Unilever are offering training to their staff to enhance their creativity, resilience, engagement and general well being to name just a fe

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Learning agility is the ability and motivation to learn from experience and apply it in first-time situations.

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As if interviews weren't nerve-wracking enough as it is, prior research has shown that interviewers tend to rate anxious candidates harshly.

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For some time now negotiation researchers have been telling us we can get ahead by using tactical emotional expressions to manipulate the other party.

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The British Psychological Society is promoting action to deal with low morale, stress and depression among mental health professionals.

The problem was revealed in the BPS and New Savoy staff wellbeing survey for 2015.

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Job interview structures have become more standardised over the years, but a new study suggests these developments aren’t enough to counter the effect of early rapport established (or not) in the near obligatory pre-interview chat.

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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.

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A versatile approach to group self-discovery and behaviour change; working from practice back to theory

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Upon mention of sexual harassment at work, it's natural to think immediately of women as the targets, but actually men experience harassment too. And it's on the increase, at least in the US.

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Leading Change provides an opportunity for occupational psychologists to double their impact and contribution. This workshop explores and develops the attitudes, knowledge and skills required.

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A hands-on, practitioner-focused workshop designed to help occupational psychologists, HR professionals and business coaches utilise a range of proven constructivist techniques in their daily practice

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If you’re wondering who to appoint to run a team with creative goals, you might favour a non-creative, reasoning that it’s down to the team members to generate creativity, with the person at the top acting more as driver and dogged coordinator.

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Better detection rates for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) mean the chances of having a colleague with the diagnosis, or being diagnosed yourself, have never been so high. But what’s it like to be "working while ASD"?

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The most effective crisis managers show strong preferences for variety at work and keep their cool when operating outside of their comfort zones says a study presented today at the BPS Division of Occupational Psychology in Nottingham.

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Modern features such as hot-desking and open-plan floors appeal mainly to extraverted workers with others finding them uncomfortable says a study presented today at the BPS Division of Occupational Psychology’s annual conference in Nottingham.

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More than half of prison officers feel pressure to go into work while unwell, with serious implications for their health and the safe running of prisons says research presented today at  the BPS Division of Occupational Psychology annual

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It was good to get a sneak preview of the next BPS annual confer

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The increasing gap between chief executive officer's (CEO) pay and that of the average employee risks undermining the morale and motivation of the workforce says research presented today at the BPS Division of Occupational Psychology annual conference in Nottingham. 

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