Sexuality

Last year, the US psychologists Clayton Critcher and Melissa Ferguson reported interesting research showing that fatigue from concealing sexual identity can actually hinder cognitive performance.
Collaborating counselling psychologists at Regent’s University London, Dr Markus Bidell and Professor Martin Milton have called for the development of international lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) psychology and psychotherapy standar
In 2014 the Section, chaired by Dr Lyndsey Moon,  prepared a Statement on Reparative Therapy,endorsed by the BPS, which allowed for a working group, set up by the Department of Health, to write a Memorandum of Understanding.
Recent achievements Quarterly committee meetingsDevelopment and launch of service user pamphlet on Standards of psychological support for people living with HIVAudit of Clinical Psychology Doctorate Training on Worki
The Society is one of 14 national organisations to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on Conversion Therapy, recognising that efforts to try to change or alter sexual orientation through psychological therapies are unethical and potentially harmfu
Date: Friday 28 November 2014 Time: 18:00 - 20:00 Venue: GC1.08, Tower Building, 166-220 Holloway Road, N7 8DB (opposite Holloway Road tube station)
Organised by the Psychology of Sexualities Section (including the AGM), speakers include:
**Please note: This workshop is fully booked** Create and utilise mixed methods research designs in applied psychology. Timetable
A new perspective on conducting research in psychology. Timetable 09:30 Registration/Tea and Coffee 10:00 Workshop starts (there will be a break for lunch) 16:30 Workshop ends
A new study has lifted the lid on the different attitudes males and females have towards sexual fantasies.
A new scheme has trained psychology students to become mentors for people with mental health issues, particularly those struggling with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues.
Leading UK psychological professions, including the British Psychological Society, and lesbian, gay and bisexual charity Stonewall, have published a consensus
When a man describes himself as bisexual, we usually take this to mean that he has sexual relations with both men and women, and/or that he is attracted to both sexes.
Gay-to-straight “conversion therapy” was the subject of a Westminster Hall debate last week. The Labour MP Sandra Osborne, who called the debate, said:
The social dynamic of a reluctant non-drinker coerced to join in with the drinking majority will be familiar to many readers.
There is a need for more research to be carried out before conclusions can be reached about internet pornography and its addictive or harmful effects.
No bugs or humans were hurt in the course of this research but the participants didn't know that at the time.
Gay footballers can now expect to receive more support from young players compared with ten years ago.
Society should have a more favourable attitude towards sexual activity in older people because of the many benefits it brings. That is the message of a paper being presented by Dr David Weeks at the annual conference of our Faculty of the Psychology of Older People in Colchester.
Dr Martin Milton and Professor Mark Burton have each received a Society Award for Promoting Equality of Opportunity for 2012.
The Society published a position statement today, 15 January 2013,  that opposes any psychological, psychotherapeutic or counselling treatments or interventions (often referred to as ‘reparative’ or ‘conversion’ therapies) that view same
Chartered Psychologist Dr Lynne Jordan looks at the success of the '50 Shades of Grey' books from the perspective of a clinical practitioner.
Nominations are open for the Society’s 2012 Award for Equality of Opportunity.
The government is to produce a declaration against female genital mutilation (FGM) that will state that the practice is a criminal offence, including when a British citizen is outside the UK, and what the penalties are for anyone found committing
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