Social Psychology

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 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.
**Please note: This workshop is fully booked** Create and utilise mixed methods research designs in applied psychology. Timetable
** Please note: This event is now fully booked ** An introduction to positive psychology. Learn the difference between this paradigm and traditional psychology frameworks.  Timetable
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
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
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
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.
A person's political persuasion could be down to "deep-seated psychology", rather than the way they were brought up or individual decisions, a new 
A society's view of the status of older people can be a key influencer behind how over-70s feel about their own health, according a new study.
Welcome to the website for our joint 2015 Annual Conference To be held on 9-11 September at The Palace Hotel, which is located in the heart of Manchester's city.
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