Social Psychology

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A paper published in the British Journal of Psychology has been chosen as one of the six most interesting psychology papers of 2015 by The New Yorker.

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Join fellow pre and in-training peers, qualified clinicians and experts by experience at the 2016 DCP PQG Annual Conference.

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Our achievements as a species owe a debt to our willingness to cooperate. But we all vary in how we solve the social dilemma – whether in any given situation we choose to favour self-interest or cooperation.

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An interactive exploration of systemic social constructionist approaches, coordinated management of meaning (CMM), Narrative Therapy and reflecting processes.

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A critical look at the dominant discourses surrounding refugee and asylum seeking people and their responses to adversity

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This workshop is an introduction to traumatic stress, examining trauma from evolutionary, historical and symptoms perspectives.

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10.00am. Welcome, registration and tea/coffee

10.30am. Chair’s introduction

10.35am. Speaker Peter Saunders

11.20am. Speaker Mark Linington

12.05pm. Annual General Meeting

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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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'Interaction partners of high-status adolescents may keep a low profile because they are aware of the capabilities of the high-status influential peer,' say the authors of a new paper.

Read more on our Research Digest blog.

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Although many of us may claim to hold negative views about the wealthy, a new study says our implicit preferences tell a different story.

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Users of social network sites – such as Facebook and LinkedIn - who have large and diverse followings are at an increased risk of reputational, psychological and even physical harm says a study presented at a British Psychological Society conferen

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The need to be constantly available and respond 24/7 on social media accounts can cause depression, anxiety and decrease sleep quality for teenagers says a study presented at a British Psychological Society conference in Manchester.

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DCP East Midlands Branch - Public Meeting 

Join us this Sunday for a public meeting 

The meeting will show a video, 'Clinical Psychology Beyond the Therapy Room', followed by an opportunity for discussion.

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A study in the British Journal of Psychology that suggested a single supportive close friendship can help young people from low-income backgrounds to thrive in challenging circumstances is available free-to-access for two weeks. 

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When you smile at a party, your facial expression is emotionally consistent with the happy context and as a consequence other guests will in future be more likely to remember that they've seen your face before, and where you were when they saw you

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For many shy people, online social networking sites have an obvious appeal – a way to socialise without the unpredictable immediacy of a face-to-face encounter.

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Mimicry is a useful habit: for instance, we prefer conversation partners whose speech rates mimic our own to those whose speech is jarringly different.

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We spend most of our lives trying to be as happy as possible, but a team of researchers in Israel has explored how we sometimes appear to find, if not pleasure exactly, at least a certain satisfaction in sharing moments of sadness with others.

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The saying "birds of a feather flock together" might apply to non-human primates, as well.

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In our part of the world, more people are living on their own than ever before. People also say they have fewer close friends.

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The editors of our British Journal of Social Psychology (BJSP) have compiled a free virtual issue to coinci

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The true story of Christopher McCandless, dramatised in the 2007 film Into the Wild, is a search for radical independence that culminates in McCandless’ solitary existence in the wilds of Alaska.

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"The Culture of Poverty”, published in 1966, was hugely influential, persuading many policy makers that children from low-income families are destined for lives of “criminality, joblessness, and poverty” because they exist in enclaves characterise

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Identifying with a specific group of online gamers, such those who play Football Manager, can help gamers’ overall feelings of psychological wellbeing.

This finding by Dr Linda Kaye from Edge Hill University was presented today at the Annual Conference of the British Psychology Society in Liverpool earlier this week.

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