Social Psychology

A Society supported podcast discussing the dynamics of power is now available online.
Individuals from socially disadvantaged groups who define themselves as a part of that group are better prepared to deal with barriers encountered in their life suggests a paper published in the British Journal of Social Psychology.
Science suggests a funnier workplace should be a more effective one, encouraging positive mood and a playful, open approach. But much of the evidence to date rests on theoretical argument or lab experiments.
Receiving help can sting. Admitting that others can do what you can’t and feeling indebted to them can lead to a sense of dependence and incompetence, and even resentment towards the very person who helped you.
You watch with envy as your long-time colleague gets yet another performance bonus - something you've strived for but never obtained. Not long after, you see him trip over in the office in front of everyone.
Publicly tweeting about sexism could improve women’s wellbeing as it has the potential to let them express themselves in ways that feel like they can make a difference, says a study published today in the British Journal of Social Psychology.
The first of a series of podcasts discussing different aspects of the history of social psychology funded by a 2014 public engagement grant from the British Psychological Society is now available online.
In 1961, with memories of Holocaust atrocities and the prosecution of Nazi officials at Nuremburg still fresh, psychologist Stanley Milgram undertook a series of now infamous experiments on obedience and reprehensible behaviour.
Having a strong identification with a social group, such as a choir or a sports club, can help protect you against mental illness.
People with social anxiety disorder could be unnecessarily worrying about how they are perceived by others, a new study has suggested.
Nostalgia seems like a distraction in a world that’s moving forward. But new research proposes a powerful function of the emotion: as a glue to bind members of social groups.
Create and utilise mixed methods research designs in applied psychology. Timetable 09:30 Registration/Tea and Coffee 10:00 Workshop starts (there will be a break for lunch) 16:30 Workshop ends
An introduction to positive psychology.
Widening the perspective about aggression in adolescents with ASD. Timetable 09:30 Registration/Tea and Coffee 10:00 Workshop starts (there will be a break for lunch) 16:30 Workshop ends Details Aggression
Timetable 09:30 Registration/Tea and Coffee 10:00 Workshop starts (there will be a break for lunch) 16:30 Workshop ends Details Pluralism in qualitative research combines methods, analyses or interpretations to se
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.  Timeta
A person's enjoyment of a movie can be heavily influenced by their surroundings, according to a new
Sympathy towards the suffering is culture-dependent. People from "simpatico" cultures such as Brazil or Costa Rica are more likely to help people in need, as are people from economically poorer nations compared to wealthier counterparts.
It’s the time of year, at least in our part of the world, when darkness encroaches on us—literally and metaphorically.
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".
A "collective hysteria" affected many courts following the 2011 riots in England, a new study has concluded.
The built environment shapes our behaviour profoundly - piazzas and park benches promote unplanned encounters between strangers whereas car-friendly streets have the opposite effect, the efficiency of speedy travel promoting "streets as corridors"
A person who shares recollections of extraordinary experiences could harm their social relationships, a new study has suggested.
Men can become more responsive to rewarding social behaviours such as smiling after consuming alcohol, a new study has found.
Conspiracy theories flourish even when there is no official explanation to react against, finds a psychologist who has examined reactions to the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 – the passenger jet that disappeared without a trace i
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