Social Services

Professor Peter Fonagy has won the Wiley Prize for lifetime achievement in psychology.  The British Academy awards the prize every two years to an outstanding international scholar and it has never before gone to a British academic.
The Society’s Ethics Committee has hosted a discussion meeting on the tricky ethics of carrying out research involving looked-after children.
Psychologist Professor Celia Kitzinger (University of York) has, alongside her sister Professor Jenny Kitzinger (University of Cardiff), been awarded an ESRC prize for ‘Outstanding Impact in Society’.
Imagine spending your school half-term week with a forgetful relative who always leaves money scattered around the house. Would you pinch any? If so, when, and why?
"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
The Special Group for Psychology and Social Care has organised a Master Class on Psychosexual therapy for adults presenting with sexual “acting out” and sexually harming behaviours
The Special Group for Psychology and Social Care has organised a Master Class on Working with Attachment and Trauma
Children suffering a mental health crisis are frequently being forced into police custody rather than being accepted into 'safe havens' says an investigation by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
People tend to like listening to voices similar to their own because they make them feel like they belong, a new study has suggested.
Sending teenagers on adventure trips could help to boost their resilience against life's stressors and increase their wellbeing later in life, according to a new
The Academy of Social Sciences is to host a one-day conference in early 2014 in which delegates will be able to explore the development of common ethics principles for social sci
Research led by Dr Katie Slocombe and Dr Anne Schel from the University of York has discovered remarkable similarities between the production of vocalisations of wild chimpanzees and human language.
Through our partnership with the Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health (JCPMH) the Society has contributed to a new guide for commissioners of older people’s mental health services.
Children at risk of self-harm need to be given greater protection by local authorities, a new study has suggested.
Social workers who wear their hearts on their sleeves risk burnout, but those who fail to engage emotionally with their clients risk alienating them.
If you want to influence people's behaviour by hitting them where it hurts, the wallet seems a great place to aim.
Outlook and mindset while waiting could be affected by environmental cues.
A Labour MP invited by David Cameron to chair an independent review of early intervention is speaking at a Society conference on Wednesday (26 September).
Children need to be encouraged to increase their activity levels, new research has suggested.
England's children's homes are failing to protect vulnerable youngsters who run away or go missing, a new report by the all-party parliamentary group for runaway and missing children and adults has warned.
While visiting the National Gallery recently I reflected on the way that many of the pictures drew the viewer's attention to the foreground rather than the background.
Lynne Babbington was awarded an MBE in the recent Birthday Honours list for services to educational psychology in the London Borough of Harrow.
Mental illness has become the most common reason for people to claim incapacity benefit.
Playing football video games induces stronger emotional and physical responses than playing violent video games.
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