Teaching and Research

In the last few years the social sciences, including psychology, have been taking a good look at themselves.
In 1920, in what would become one of the most infamous and controversial studies in psychology, a pair of researchers at Johns Hopkins University taught a baby boy to fear a white rat.
Academia remains heavily gendered, thanks in part to historical stereotypes that assert men are suited to solving complex problems and ready to put "great works" over other concerns such as community or family.
The British Psychological Society’s Research Digest blog has passed the milestone of 10,000,000 page views since records began in 2006.  The blog, which launched the year before that after beginning in email form in 2003, shares accessible summaries of the latest peer-reviewed research on brain and behaviour.
There's a best practice guide for teachers, produced by the Association of School Psychologists in the US, that states praise is best given to pupils in private.
A British Journal of Social Psychology paper on Milgram’s famous experiment on obedience received a lot of interest last week. It was reported by the Independent and Daily Mail, and attracted interest via the British Psychological Society’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.
We are delighted to host this year’s Group of Trainers Conference in Belfast. We hope you enjoy our city and we are delighted to have an opportunity to show it to our colleagues.
A recent study on whether reading boosts intelligence attracted global media attention: "Reading at a young age makes you smarter," announced the Daily Mail.
Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes, the British Psychological Society's President Elect, has welcomed the announcement by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, that a major push is needed to help boost mental health research in England.
BPS Journals have experienced a bumper year with four journals now ranked within the top ten of their Institute of Scientific Information (ISI) categories.
Congratulations to Professor James Hartley, Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Keele University and BPS Fellow, who has been given a lifetime achievement award by the Society’s Education and Public Engagement Board.
Stanford Prison Experiment (SPE) has acquired a mythical status and provided the inspiration for at least two feature-length films.
Registration has opened for the 14th European Congress of Psychology. This event will be held in Milan on 7-10 July 2015 under the auspices of the European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations (EFPA).
We're oblivious to a lot of what passes in front of our eyes. The classic example is people's failure to notice a woman walk through a scene in a gorilla suit.
Recent figures from the Royal College of Psychiatrists show that a growing number of students are seeking help from their university counselling service.
It's well known that psychology research relies too heavily on student volunteers. So many findings are assumed to apply to people in general, when they could be a quirk unique to undergrads.
We are delighted to announce that the British Psychological Society's 2014 Undergraduate Research Assistantship Scheme has resulted in 11 new research projects being funded.
Introducing programmes to help children beat examination anxiety could be an effective way of reducing their stress and angst levels more generally, according to a new study
Twenty-one psychologists were honoured by the British Psychological Society at an awards ceremony held last week as part of its annual conference in Birmingham. The full list of winners:
The Research Board is delighted to announce that this new grant scheme for Sections is now open for applications. Grants of up to £15,000 are available to support scientific initiatives that promote or advance psychology.
Anxiety about a competitive situation makes even the most physically active more likely to slip-up suggests a study presented today at the British Psychological Society annual conference in Birmingham.
People swear more colourfully when they are in a emotionally aroused state; this suggests swearing is closely related to emotion.
Anticipation is building ahead of the British Psychological Society's annual conference, which takes place from tomorrow (7 May) until 9 May at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham.
The primary purpose of the event will be to examine transitions in terms of the study and application of Psychology. In particular it will attempt to broaden debate upon the transfer in and out of university study.
Children learn and understand the meaning of verbs when shown a variety of similar actions, rather than the same action repeatedly suggests research published this week in the British Journal of Developmental Psychology.
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