Teaching and Research

The results of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework show that the quality of submitted research outputs has improved significantly since the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise.
A new review of how women fare in the sciences has provoked a lot of online response. Read all about it on our Research Digest blog.
The British Psychological Society and EBSCO partnership has launched a customised Discovery Service – an additional way for members of the Society to search and access a multitude of online journals and other publications, all accessible through PsychSource.
Psychological science is undergoing a process of soul-searching and self-improvement.
A new paper identifies Albert Bandura as the most eminent psychologist of the modern era.
Date: Friday 28 November 2014 Time: 18:00 - 20:00 Venue: GC1.08, Tower Building, 166-220 Holloway Road, N7 8DB (opposite Holloway Road tube station)
Timetable 09:30 Registration/Tea and Coffee 10:00 Workshop starts (there will be a break for lunch) 16:30 Workshop ends Details Pluralism in qualitative research combines methods, analyses or interpretations to se
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
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.
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