Teaching and Research

A free public event discussing the ‘Replication and Reproducibility in Psychology’ will take place this afternoon (26 May 2016) between 2 and 7:30pm at the Royal Society in London. You can follow it on Twitter - #PsycDebate.
Pick up any introductory psychology textbook and under the "developmental" chapter you're bound to find a description of "groundbreaking" research into newborn babies' imitation skills.
Former Ministry of Justice Chief Psychologist Graham Towl (University of Durham) has become chair of an innovative Sexual Violence Taskforce at the university – the first of its kind in the UK.
The British Psychological Society has published new guidance on Access to Sexually Explicit Illegal Material for the Purpose of Assessment, Intervention and Research.
Why do US high school aptitude tests underpredict girls’ later success at university?
Between 1971 and 2014, the American Freshman Project has asked first-year students, most of them aged 18, about their reasons for going to university.
The BPS Research Board has grants of up to £3000 to support any of our Member Networks to convene a symposium at an international conference.
2015 was QMiP 10-year anniversary, which we celebrated with a conference in September at Anglia Ruskin University.
If you have, you may want to encourage the publishers to nominate them for a BPS Book Award. This year the Society’s three Boards are inviting nominations in four categories:
Saturday 2 April is World Autism Awareness Day. To mark the occasion, Professor Sir Michael Rutter has written an article asking 'What should we be aware of on World Autism Awareness Day?' for a special electronic edition of our magazine The Psychologist.
The fifth PsychCrunch podcast from the British Psychological Society’s Research Digest explores whether psychology can help us learn a new language.
A new report suggests the findings of last year’s Reproducibility Project, which aimed to replicate 100 psychology studies but only managed to do so in around 40 per cent of cases, were overstated.
A free one-day event for postgraduate students and early career researchers hosted by the BPS and Senate House Library takes place today in London.
Dr Amanda Wood, a Chartered Psychologist, has been awarded funding to visit the USA to research the provision of psychological support for military families, both serving and beyond, and in particular children.
We are pleased to announce that a new app for our monthly magazine The Psychologist is now available. It is free to download and provides readers with an improved way of accessing our content on devices (Apple and Android, smartphone and tablet).
Only a few weeks remain to apply for the BPS 2016 Undergraduate Research Assistantship Scheme.
A US academic who spent 16 months embedded in three American psychology baby labs reports that he observed numerous examples of researchers cutting corners and bending the rules of science.
The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has published a revised version of its framework for research ethics. The framework sets out what it considers to be good practice in social science research.
A new paper discussed on our Research Digest blog has reviewed all the published evidence on how personality varies with students' choice of acad
This workshop will equip participants with greater knowledge how to help people who hear voices and learn from the dialogue they are engaged in.
This workshop will challenge the concept of organic personality change through the presentation of research data and new clinical perspectives on intervention
Students who seek out challenging opportunities to develop themselves are also more likely to learn new skills for future work.
Psychologists are coming to realise that it's not just people's abilities that are important in life but their beliefs about their abilities.
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